Pathways to Transforming Governance
A Collaborative Endeavor by:
Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
Sisters of Notre Dame
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation asked CommunityWorks, Inc. to explore what prompts a congregation to change its government structure; what benefits are gained; what might congregations worldwide learn from those in the process of changing their structures.
Three congregations, the Sisters of Notre Dame, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, and the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, worked collaboratively with CommunityWorks, Inc. on this endeavor and were supported by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). Accessing CARA’s expertise, five other congregations were surveyed to ascertain how they went about changing their government structure. CARA collaborated with the Sisters of Notre Dame to evaluate their initial implementation of their new model of governance.
This document entitled: Pathways to Transforming Governance is a seven-part series that outlines in a user-friendly way the learnings and insights of the past two years.