Baltimore, Maryland

April 3 - 6, 2025

The annual LCWR New Leader Workshop is highly recommended not only for those who may be new to congregational leadership, but also for those who may be returning to leadership. This event is intended for women religious leaders who have been in office for two years or less. While the workshop will be beneficial for anyone in congregational leadership today, leadership teams are strongly encouraged to attend as a group, if possible.

The program features outstanding resource persons and presentations that are tailored to the particular challenges of religious life leadership today. Participants will have multiple opportunities to interact with one another and with resource persons present, as well as integrate the workshop learnings into their own congregational realities. Time will be provided for teams to reflect together and plan. Prayer and ritual will be incorporated throughout.

This workshop will provide invaluable information on topics of critical importance for religious life leaders in the areas of spiritual leadership, team-building, how to lead a group, administration vs leadership, and more. A key aspect of participation is the opportunity to network with other new leaders and to reflect together on what is being invited of leaders at this time in the history of religious life. The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to explore implications for themselves and their congregations. The day will be set in a context honoring the mystery, grace, and power of God's Spirit.

Participation in this event will give access to resources that help address matters of canon and civil law and human development.