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Interpersonal Skills for Successful Ministry

$25.00

Thursday, June 21
1:00-2:00 pm EDT

Jane Becker, OSB, Ph.D., offers strategies for cultivating the emotional and interpersonal skills needed to thrive in ministry.

Can’t make the live event? The $25 registration fee includes unlimited access to the on-demand recording and resource materials.

Product Description

Overview

Ministry life for priests and consecrated religious requires working in and living as part of a community. Many people find it challenging in daily ministry to be “a bridge and not an obstacle” (Pastores Dabo Vobis), as it requires a high level of emotional maturity and the ability to relate well to others, even under stress. Jane Becker, OSB, Ph.D., offers strategies for cultivating the emotional and interpersonal skills needed to thrive in ministry.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Identify specific skills associated with emotional maturity;
  2. Explore the connection between positive self-regard and the ability to relate well to others;
  3. Discover strategies for troubleshooting relationship conflicts; and
  4. Learn ways to help others improve their interpersonal skills.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. What kind of emotional and interpersonal skills are needed for successful ministry? Which are the most important?
  2. What are my own strengths in relating with others? My own challenges?
  3. Do I interact with others differently when I am feeling confident as compared to when I am feeling unsure of myself?