Supporting Parish Leaders Workshops

The workshops aim to meet the following objectives:

  • To review parish governance on key areas of knowledge expected of Churchwardens and Parish Leaders.
  • To increase understanding and overall comfort level to support parish in their positions.
  • To provide opportunities to connect less experienced attendees with knowledgeable and more experienced attendees.
  • To meet and network with key Diocesan staff to learn when and how to access resources as required.
  • To provide time for networking of attendees.
  • To answer questions that participants might have.

These half-day workshops are for all parish leaders especially those who are new to their positions. It also serves as a refresher for experienced leaders. The invitation is extended to churchwardens, deputy churchwardens, parish admins, treasurers, administrative staff and clergy.  The following workshops have been scheduled:

York-Scarborough

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    St. Andrew, Scarborough (2333 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough, M1R 1W6)
    9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Registration starting at 8:30 a.m.; Pre-Arrival for New Participants at 8:45 a.m.)  See Toolkit.

Trent-Durham

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    St. Thomas, Brooklin (101 Winchester Rd. E., Brooklin, L1M 1B5)
    2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Registration at 1:30 p.m.; Pre-Arrival for New Participants at 1:45 p.m.)  See Toolkit.

York-Simcoe

  • Saturday, April 6, 2019
    St. John, East Orangeville (3907 Highway 9, Caledon, L7K 0G7)
    9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Registration starting at 8:30 a.m.; Pre-Arrival for New Participants at 8:45 a.m.)  See Toolkit.

 

York-Credit Valley

  • Saturday, April 6, 2019
    Christ Church, Brampton (4 Elizabeth St. N., Brampton, L6X 1S2)
    2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Registration at 1:30 p.m.; Pre-Arrival for New Participants at 1:45 p.m.)  See Toolkit.

 

 

We are taking a new approach this year. Changes include:

  • Pre-Arrival Meeting for New Participants – 15 minutes before the meeting starts to introduce new participants to the Area Bishop and key staff
  • Structured break – allowing for networking opportunities
  • Name Badges – that identify participants’ roles at their parish and whether they are new to their roles or an experienced participant
  • Calling Cards – participants will be encouraged to bring their business card or fill in a blank calling card at the meeting to hand out. The idea behind this is to create a buddy system (phone a friend) and opportunities for mentorship.