Leadership | Rome 2006 2 The group with the Father General…
Leadership | Rome 2006 3 Pe HANS KOLVENBACH SJ (Father General) Leadership: …is to be able to stand for who we are …is to lead others to assume responsabilities …as a conclusion,… …the big problem is that Laity does not yet believe it has an inherent possibility of being Holy! Apostolic Body Moving from a community of apostoles to an apostolic community requires freedom to be sent in mission, to accept to be sent in mission Finances It is critical to raise awareness of the importance of funding It would be a sign of maturity to have more CLC members working in full-time CLC / Society of Jesus Jesuits do not have the copyright of Ignatian Spirituality, only that of the Jesuit manner of proceeding CLC / Jesuit partnerships: inputs must come from both sides
Leadership | Rome 2006 In the Cameras of S. Ignatius, during the Mass… 4
Leadership | Rome 2006 …and having lunch in the Executive Secretariat. 6
Leadership | Rome 2006 7 Renowned guests… Fernando Franco SJ, Secret. for Apostolic Justice Eddie Mercieca SJ, Secret. for Ignatian Spirituality José Reyes, World ExCo Vice-President Hans Kolvenbach SJ, celebrating his birthday
Leadership | Rome 2006 8 …and the Training Team.
Leadership | Rome 2006 9 WHY A LEADERSHIP COURSE? 1. Nairobi 2003 We have identified strong formation and leadership at all levels in our World Community as essential requirements in a move towards a more apostolic body. Our Community continues to need leaders who facilitate the communities processes of discerning, sending, supporting, and evaluating our personal and communal mission. The capacities we seek in them include: Leadership skills, - Leadership skills, both as individuals and when working in a team; Spiritual growth - Spiritual growth through grounding in the Spiritual Exercises; awareness of their own limitations and gifts - An awareness of their own limitations and gifts as human beings; willingness and ability to work collaboratively - A willingness and ability to work collaboratively. The above implies that the people chosen to fulfill these roles will be able and willing to order their lives (Spiritual Exercises #21) so that they may be able to offer quality time to the community, irrespective of the level at which they serve.
Leadership | Rome 2006 10 2. Survey to National ExCos (2004) WHY A LEADERSHIP COURSE? 1. How well do you think you are meeting the leadership needs of your national community? What are the strengths of your current leadership? 2. To what extent is your leadership prepared to guide your national and local groups in becoming an Apostolic Body? What deficiencies or gaps exist at present? 3. What do you think are the most important leadership characteristics needed in your National CLC at this time? 4. What programs and/or resources do you already have in place to develop leaders? 5. What further preparation, support or resources are needed? 6. How has leadership in your National Community and local groups been influenced by the world CLCs direction toward becoming an Apostolic Community? 7. Have the Nairobi Recommendations influenced your choice of leadership?
Leadership | Rome 2006 11 3. Invitation Letter from the World ExCo WHY A LEADERSHIP COURSE? One of the initiatives from our last General Assembly in Nairobi 2003 was to support national and regional leadership to lead Christian Life Community (CLC) toward apostolic community. The need for leadership development specifically focused on facilitating becoming Apostolic Community was clearly expressed by national leaders in surveys, in meetings and in other conversations. National communities identified both general leadership skills and the need for leadership to be deeply rooted in Ignatian Spirituality and focused on Apostolic Community. Our discussion on this input led to a mandate for the Leadership Working Group to develop an International Formation Encounter (IFE) on Leadership. The most cost effective and feasible way is to develop and gather training resources that can be adapted locally by local teams with the support of a resource person who attended the course. In less than 10 days, one cannot pretend to train effectively participants who neither have training nor experience in leadership. This is why the IFE is deliberately a training of trainers in leadership. AVAILABILITY to offer formation in the future KNOWLEDGE OF CLC and of its current direction DEEPLY GROUNDED IN THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE: of leadership (formation, consultancy, management) ability to conceive and formulate training modules spoken / written English
Leadership | Rome 2006 12 CLC L EADERSHIP CLC Charism Spiritual Exercises General Principles CLC Charism (document) Recommendations from World Assemblies Person of Leader Maturity / Personal Growth Listening skills Ability to foster community Ability to manage conflicts Content Vision Planning Formation Communication CLC LEADERSHIP: C OMPONENTS
Leadership | Rome 2006 13 COURSE STRUCTURE: M ODULES CLC CHARISMPERSON OF THE LEADERCONTENT Context of CLC Leadership Responsibilities of Leadership Vision and Vales Personal Discernment Communal Discernment Personal growth Inter-personal relationships Listening skills Conceptual skills Motivation Conflict management Needs assessment Meetings organization Social analysis Funding
Leadership | Rome 2006 14 Communication Formation Promotion / New groups Spiritual growth / Maturity of the Community Relationship with the Society of Jesus Administration and Finance Responsability areas of a Service Team CLC LEADERSHIP: C ONTEXT
Leadership | Rome 2006 15 L EADERSHIP & I GNATIAN S PIRITUALITY O Chris Lowneys approach in Heroic Leadership Spiritual Exercises Self-awareness: Self-awareness: understand ones weaknesses and strengths, values and world vision Ingenuity Ingenuity: confidently innovate and adapt in a changing world Love Love: engage others with a positive loving attitude Heroism Heroism: energy energising ourselves and others through heroic ambitions
Leadership | Rome 2006 16 CLC LEADERSHIP: F EATURES O What to expect from a CLC Leadership? Deeply grounded in Spiritual Exercises and General Principles Lives CLC commitment as a way of life and as model to others Sensitivity to diversity Balance between rupture and reconciliation Good listening skills Ability to share a vision Visionary with a strategy Good communication skills Being a enabler Help recognising & encouraging the use of Gods gifts in the Community Learn how to delegate and motivate: promote a proactive attitude on members Aware of importance of sustained funding !!! KEEP THE PASSION ALIVE
Leadership | Rome 2006 17 CLC LEADERSHIP: F EATURES The aptitude to encourage CLC members to take initiatives for getting things done by upholding the correlation between what is said and what is done The ability to identify and call forth qualities in membership towards the service of others The capacity of enabling, empowering and challenging CLC membership to live the CLC charism Understanding of the need to offer a variety of training, resources and programs aimed at developing mature leadership throughout CLC The competence to translate the world general assemblys mandate for national and local level strategies/actions with tangible results The desire of creating insertion experiences/situations in which CLC members may take risks for mission, failing, and trying again as contemplatives in action O What to expect from a CLC Leadership?
Leadership | Rome 2006 18 WHAT LEADERSHIP DO WE WANT?
Leadership | Rome 2006 19 STRATEGIC VISION PURPOSE VISION VALUES STAKEHOLDERS KEY RESULT AREAS KEYINDICATORS STRATEGY ACTION PLAN Why bother? Why are we doing what we are doing? Where to? What do we want to achieve in 2-3 years? What matters? What is important to us in the way we operate? Who cares? Who has any interest in us/our activities and what do they want/need? Whats ours to do? What are we responsible for? What are our areas of focus? How will we get there? How will we achieve our Vision, Purpose, Values? What to do? What sits under plan – what, who, where, when, with, what resources? How will we know we have achieved?
Leadership | Rome 2006 20 MOTIVATION: L IFE, D EATH, R ESSURECTION C YCLE
Leadership | Rome 2006 21 SUSTAINED FUND-RAISING O Why is it necessary?... Sharing responsability in Mission inevitably implies sharing costs It is a task for leadership to: Formation Regular practice of Spiritual Exercises Funding projects which require long-term commitment - Find and develop resources - Foster awareness of the importance of sustained fund-raising APOSTOLICBODYSHAREDRESPONSABILITY
Leadership | Rome 2006 22 THE FUTURE Workshops on selected topics for Regional Teams Weekend workshop Use specific materials for course for Group guides & coordinators Next Steps? Recruit training team Define target groups / candidates profile Select most suitable modules for each target group Tasks