How much does it cost?
The cost for this year's National Gathering is $395. That includes your meals, accommodations, and all activities. The only exception to that is supper on Wednesday, June 5th, which is not covered by the registration fee.
Where is it held?
The National Gathering will be held at the Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre, located just outside of Cochrane, Alberta. You can learn more about the retreat centre by visiting their website at www.mountstfrancis.ca
What's an NDDO?
NDDO stands for New Diocesan Director's Orientation. It is designed to help support new directors in their role as diocesan/eparchial leaders. The workshop will cover items such as:
- Role definition
- Important working relationships
- Strategies to be effective
- Self-care (ways to avoid "burnout")
Is there time for retreat?
You betcha! The morning and early afternoon of Tuesday, June 4th will be our time of retreat. Leah Perrault will be breaking open the theme of Being Renewed in Hope, in addition to time for rest, solitude, and personal prayer. To learn more about Leah, you can visit her website at leahperrault.com
Is there any professional development?
Building on our theme of Being Renewed in Hope, we will look at how we can become bridge builders, healers, "match-makers," and agents of healing in our diocese and eparchies. The professional development will also be led by Leah Perrault.