The Office of Mission Effectiveness and the Department of Employment
Relations of the Diocese of Colorado Springs jointly provide a variety of
programs to parishes and schools in the Diocese. To schedule a workshop,
contact Mission Effectiveness or Employment Relations at 719-636-2345.
Safe Environment Training
As directed by the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young
People, training opportunities for adults, youth, and children in creating
and maintaining a safe environment in our programs, parishes, and community
are developed and delivered. Parish audits for compliance are also
Conflict Intervention and
Using a Catholic Conciliation model, disputants can work in a facilitated
and non-threatening environment to explore and create solutions using a
faith-based mediation process. Both formal and informal dispute resolution
opportunities can be facilitated with groups and individuals
Catholic Conciliation Mission
The Catholic Conciliation model is taught in a three-session parish
mission, where participants learn through a four-step faith-based conflict
resolution process. This proactive program equips Catholics to embrace
conflict as an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth.
Retreats for Regional and Parish
A variety of topics and experiences can be developed for parish staffs in
their efforts to grow spiritually and professionally, and to assist them in
working together in a positive and supportive manner.
Staff Development Workshops
Whether it is communication workshops, conflict management programs, Team
Performance Management Seminars, team building workshops, or goal planning
sessions, parish staffs can experience a wide range of development
opportunities. Personalized workshops can be developed for special needs.
Programs can be tailored to fit a full or half day schedule.
Since we spend most of our waking hours somewhere in the communication
loop (thinking, speaking, hearing, listening, feeding back, etc.) this
fast-paced and entertaining seminar enables us to increase our awareness and
improve our skills in this important area.
Team Performance Management Seminar
There are four distinct approaches to working on a team. This seminar
enables each participant to discover his/her strengths and gifts in
contributing to a team, and learn to appreciate and value every other team
Just because we call a group of people a team doesn't necessarily make
them a high-performance team! This workshop helps existing teams analyze
their strengths and weaknesses and strategize how to maximize the performance
of the entire team.