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Values-Centered Leadership Online Course Reaches Its 24th
Not in a position to travel abroad,
but would like to learn about the challenges and successes of leaders in other cultures?
We are very pleased to share that our online,
non-credit course, “Values-Centered Leadership Certificate Level I,” now has enrolled
participants from 24 different countries around the globe. This includes Vincentian Family members and other non-profit leaders working to help those in need in Australia, Brazil, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, as well in the Great Britain and the United States.
If you are interested in connecting
with non-profit leaders in other countries while learning to strengthen your own leadership skills, this course may be an exciting opportunity for you. It requires only 2-3 hours of online work per week. The course is held each Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters of the academic year. Click
here for more information and to apply now for our next session.
I think the course has helped to broaden my definition of leadership.
It seems to cover both the more firmly guided leadership style and
allowing others to take the lead with some gentle guiding in the
background. And seeing all the comment by the others in the group has
been inspiring both in the content of what they have to say and the fact
that so many are interested in Value-Centered Leadership. It's very
- Patty Simpson, MarillacHealth - Autumn 2018 participant
To read about how the entire course or its components can be adapted for on-site participation, please see some of the stories below about our growing global engagement.
Leadership Development Resources
You and your colleagues
might also find these additional resources helpful:
eLearning Module: An Introduction to Coaching
Vincentian Leadership Resource
You might also enjoy this resource,
which explores St. Vincent’s leadership in light of contemporary authors: www.vincentonleadership.org
Consulting on Leadership Development
Expands with Grants in 2018
In 1633, Vincent de Paul and Louise de
Marillac together founded the Daughters of Charity, a women’s religious
congregation that spread worldwide. During their lifetimes, they worked to
empower the members of both the Daughters and the Vincentian priests (founders
of DePaul University) through education, training and mentoring. We are the Hay
Project are continuing that legacy through several projects.
Dr. Patricia Bombard, director,
continues to assist the Centre for Leadership and Management at Tangaza
University College in Nairobi, Kenya, with training presenters for a new
leadership development program for Catholic sisters serving in leadership positions
in the religious congregations in East Africa.
Under the direction of Dr. Bombard, DePaul University earlier this year received
a $400,000, two-year grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to support this
During the summer, Dr. Bombard was
invited to apply for and received an $18,000 grant from another private
foundation toward creating a new leadership program for Catholic sisters,
priests and brothers serving in East Africa, based on Robert Greenleaf’s concept
Chinese Leadership Initiative Hosts
28 Sisters at DePaul in Summer 2018
This summer marked the seventh year
that the Hay Project staff helped to facilitate a four-week leadership
development program on campus known as the Chinese Leadership Institute in
collaboration with Fr. Hugh O’Donnell, CM.
The Vincentian priests had a
distinguished history in China for many years (1699-1950) until ousted by the
Cultural Revolution, with more than a thousand priests serving in China (more
than 400 of whom were Chinese). This year’s program hosted 28 Catholic sisters
on campus for classroom sessions, tours, and visits with American sisters in
Chicago and Dubuque, IA.
The project is supported financially
by the Vincentians and Daughters of Charity, by St. Johns University in New
York and DePaul University, and other donors.
Leadership Training in the Netherlands in February 2018
During February 2018, Dr. Bombard
traveled to The Netherlands in response to an invitation from the Vincentians
there to help facilitate the training of emerging leaders in Vincentian and
In the Netherlands, Dr. Bombard
offered four lectures on servant leadership and Vincentian values using the
Project’s Vincentian 2.0 Leadership Model and the life story of Vincent de
Paul. The presentations made up the opening module of “Inspiring and Serving, ”
a three-module course in social-spiritual leadership offered by the Vincent de
Paul Center Nederland. Opened in 2012 and located about an hour from Amsterdam,
the center is an open social-spiritual center where people work together to
create a social, sustainable and inspiring community and environment. Directors
of the course include the Vincentian priest, Tjeu van Knippenberg, CM, and
Brother Broer Huitema, CMM, whose order, the Congregation of the Brothers of
Our Lady Mother of Mercy, also holds Vincent de Paul as its inspiration. Eleven participants, among them young people
working in government, education and the non-profit sector, attended the
Leadership Retreats in
Beijing for Catholic Sisters with Vincentian Ties
In August 2017 Dr. Patricia Bombard, project
to Beijing, China, to co-lead a week-long workshop on charism and community life
for the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Beijing. Bishop
Louis-Gabriel Delaplace, a Vincentian priest missioned in China for more than
30 years, founded the congregation in 1872. It was reinstated in the late
1980’s following the China’ Cultural Revolution.
was the second time Dr. Bombard led a week-long retreat for the sisters. The
first was in August 2014. Both invitations came from the congregation’s
leadership who attended the DePaul summer course.