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1 CLC-USA Leadership Conference II Gilmary Retreat Center Pittsburgh, Pa. March

2 Leadership I and II Leadership I 89 participants total 89 participants total 32% Caucasian 32% Caucasian 20% Dong Hanh 20% Dong Hanh 16% Korean 16% Korean 14% Hispanic 14% Hispanic 7% Other 7% Other 11% YYA 11% YYA Leadership II 73 participants total 73 participants total 36% Caucasian 16% Dong Hanh 22% Korean 10% Hispanic 8% Other 8% YYA 62% of Leadership I returned and 16 new participants

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4 We Started with Graced History Journals Graced History Journals were returned by: Graced History Journals were returned by: 9 of 11 regions 9 of 11 regions All ethnic communities (Korean, Dong Hanh, South Florida Region) All ethnic communities (Korean, Dong Hanh, South Florida Region) 4 universities and 1 YYA group 4 universities and 1 YYA group

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6 What Next? D & O Summarized all according to questions D & O Summarized all according to questions The Design Team categorized all responses into 33 groups The Design Team categorized all responses into 33 groups A program was developed around communal discernment on the Collective Graced History of CLC-USA A program was developed around communal discernment on the Collective Graced History of CLC-USA

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8 Leadership II Process Reflected on the process in our local communities…what worked? What didn’t? Reflected on the process in our local communities…what worked? What didn’t? Leadership II participants took three or four of the categories and reflected on them in small group Leadership II participants took three or four of the categories and reflected on them in small group What resonates with you on reflection? What resonates with you on reflection? What resonates with the group? What resonates with the group? What is God asking of us? What is God asking of us?

9 What Did A Category Look Like? 25. ‘New members’ and the ‘initiation process’ for new members We see a major need for growth in numbers, sharing with other Catholics the transforming value of CLC way of life. We see a major need for growth in numbers, sharing with other Catholics the transforming value of CLC way of life. We need to hold on to sharing the gift of CLC – outreach, welcoming new members into our communities. We need to hold on to sharing the gift of CLC – outreach, welcoming new members into our communities. We need an outreach for more youth membership. We need an outreach for more youth membership. There needs to be a formal means of welcoming individuals into formed groups. There needs to be a formal means of welcoming individuals into formed groups. A felt need arose for some formal process of initiation of new members. A felt need arose for some formal process of initiation of new members. The institution of the Bridges program was a key event. The institution of the Bridges program was a key event.

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11 Leadership II Process Return to large group and share those points that resonated around each small group assignment Return to large group and share those points that resonated around each small group assignment Move into a guided consensus…what are the Key Issues for CLC-USA? Move into a guided consensus…what are the Key Issues for CLC-USA?

12 Discerned Key Issues for CLC-USA Formation Formation Communication Communication Development Development

13 Formation Formation of CLC-USA: identity or “brand”…what makes us unique? What is our common mission within the church and within the world? Formation of CLC-USA: identity or “brand”…what makes us unique? What is our common mission within the church and within the world? Formation of our members: need for guides in the on- going formation of current members and the formation of new members and groups. Formation of our members: need for guides in the on- going formation of current members and the formation of new members and groups. There is a need for formation materials to inform and develop our current and future membership in our common mission. There is a need for formation materials to inform and develop our current and future membership in our common mission. We need developmentally appropriate formation resources for our membership in all stages of life including: youth, families and young singles, and seniors. We need developmentally appropriate formation resources for our membership in all stages of life including: youth, families and young singles, and seniors.

14 Communication Find ways to “tell our story” to each other and to the broader Church community and the world. Find ways to “tell our story” to each other and to the broader Church community and the world. Integrate our college CLC’s into CLC-USA and link them to the broader community upon graduation. Integrate our college CLC’s into CLC-USA and link them to the broader community upon graduation. Make our communications between national and the regional and local levels a two-way communication process. Make our communications between national and the regional and local levels a two-way communication process. Disseminate relevant formation resources (talent and materials) to CLC-USA communities. Much of the above-needed formation resources may be already developed but not universally available. Disseminate relevant formation resources (talent and materials) to CLC-USA communities. Much of the above-needed formation resources may be already developed but not universally available.

15 Development We must find ways of financing CLC’s infrastructure and mission related activities. We must find ways of financing CLC’s infrastructure and mission related activities. Aggressively seek grants and other financial opportunities to enhance development and support efforts in formation and communication. Aggressively seek grants and other financial opportunities to enhance development and support efforts in formation and communication. Draw on the practical talents and skills of the membership to advance our goals and fulfill our mission…recognizing these as in-kind- contributions. Draw on the practical talents and skills of the membership to advance our goals and fulfill our mission…recognizing these as in-kind- contributions.

16 How Does This Relate to Structure? Structure should arise from the needs/issues These are the Key needs/issues as discerned by the Leadership. These are the Key needs/issues as discerned by the Leadership. Do these resonate with us as “key” in our region? Do these resonate with us as “key” in our region? What resources, constructs or structures do we need to meet the challenges of these key issues here locally….in CLC-USA? What resources, constructs or structures do we need to meet the challenges of these key issues here locally….in CLC-USA?

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18 Your D&O…Says “Thank You”


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