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Testimonials

Read what past participants have said about the Contemporary Catholic Governance program.

"The opportunity to hear and reflect with other Trustees and Directors on the role of Governance of Catholic healthcare is important. There is so much we can and must do together to enhance our stewardship and promotion of Catholic Healthcare. The BBI-CHA program provides that opportunity with important considerations of on theology, Canon law and Pastoral leadership to enhance our ever important needs to fulfil our competencies as company directors."

Mr Jack de Groot, Group Leader Mission
St Vincent's Health Australia, NSW

I attended the BBI-CHA Church Governance Program in Melbourne this year and found it very worthwhile. The topics offered were very relevant to my role as a Trustee of a Public Juridical Person and were very professionally presented. I also found the mix of participants very appropriate which allowed for some constructive networking and the addressing of issues that were common among the leadership group.

Next year I will certainly be attending the sessions in Sydney.

Sr Helen Clarke RSC, Trustee
Mary Aikenhead Ministries, NSW

"The Contemporary Catholic Governance two-day intensive course I attended in October 2013 proved a valuable tool in my journey of Leadership in this sector. The material presented and discussed was appropriate and balanced, as well as educational. I found spending time on Canon Law relevant to our mission in healthcare valuable, as was the time taken to focus on Leadership/Mission understanding and bringing alive Catholic Governance. The faculty was very experienced, focused, challenging and encouraged participation. As so often happens, I have particularly benefited by reviewing the material later and reflecting quietly."

I feel confident this program would be beneficial to leaders in the Catholic Healthcare and Aged Care sectors.

Dr Tony Baker, Board Member
St John of God Healthcare, WA

Governance of Church ministries calls for much more than knowledge of corporate governance standards: it also requires familiarity with Church structures and processes, a strong sense of ministry, and a desire to help the Church fulfil its mission. The Church Governance Program creates a robust spiritual and theological framework around the canonical and civil requirements of good governance, offering an initial practical orientation for lay leaders. This developing program will quickly become the essential first step for anyone entering or planning to enter leadership or governance roles in Catholic ministries in Australia.

Rev Dr Joseph Parkinson STL PhD
Director, L J Goody Bioethics Centre, WA

 

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