Call for Nominations – Board of Directors of the Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation (CWLF)

The Nominating Committee for the Board of Directors of the Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation (CWLF) is seeking nominations to the Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning June 2019.

In keeping with its Vision and Mission, CWLF has the responsibility “To develop women’s leadership capacity- building programs that are of the highest quality and that are consistent with Catholic values by establishing and maintaining partnerships with key educational institutions”. The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and operations of the Foundation.

Qualified candidates of the Board (female or male) will have one or more of the skill-sets, expertise and experience necessary to further the vision and mission of CWLF , namely, expertise relevant to governance; knowledge of the Catholic faith or Catholic intellectual tradition; financial expertise (fundraising including planned giving); and /or communications.

To submit a nomination, please send an email to info@cwlfcanada.ca including:

  • name of the person being nominated (or your own name if nominating yourself);
  • contact information (address, phone number, email );
  • a statement of eligibility outlining how the nominee’s experience fits with the skill- sets, expertise, and experience listed above; and,
  • name and contact information of two references.

More information about CWLF can be found at www.cwlfcanada.ca or visit our Facebook page

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2019

Theresa Schopf

Theresa Schopf

CWLF Member at Large

Theresa was elected a director of the Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation effective January 1, 2018, and is very excited to work with this new program.

subscribe

The Leadership Program

Mission

To fund leadership education that inspires Catholic women to be transformational and influential leaders where they live, work, and volunteer.

Objective 1

To develop women’s leadership capacity-building programs that are of the highest quality and that are consistent with Catholic values by establishing and maintaining partnerships with key educational institutions.

Program Partner: Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Saint Paul University, Ottawa.

Program Format

A one-year certificate program consisting of:

  • a face-to-face residency program at Saint Paul University. The initial face-to-face module is for five days and the closing module for four days. These are all-day sessions continuing into the evening.
  • five online study modules (20 hours per module)  consisting of videos, readings, personal reflections, discussion forums, and real-time reflection and coaching sessions.

Program Features

  • Spirituality and a Catholic faith perspective are foundational in all activities.
  • Integration of faith and life, personal and professional leadership development.
  • Prayer and reflective practice are core elements integrated throughout the program – reflective practice refers to the time and process given for integrating new ideas and developing leadership skills; reflecting on one’s own personal and professional experiences in light of ideas and ideas that are presented and discussed.

Examples of Sessions Presented for Discussion and Reflection:

  • What Does It Mean to be a Catholic Leader Today? Inspirational Catholic Women Leaders
  • What Do We Mean By Transformative Leadership And Reflective Practice?
  • Spirituality: its Place in Transformative Leadership
  • Transformative Leaders and Well-Being
  • Catholic Social Teachings: Bioethics, Care of our Common Home; Moral issues for Leaders
  • Bringing our Faith and Life Together: Our Ecological Responsibility.
Rita Janes

Rita Janes

Chair

Rita has been a member of the Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation since January 2015 and was appointed Chair on January 1, 2017.

subscribe

Empowering Catholic Women!

Fourteen Catholic women from across Canada are now 5 months into a yearlong leadership certificate program. The program is being delivered by The School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Saint Paul University, in response to the vision and goals of the Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation. The program integrates faith and life, personal, and professional leadership development.

Module 1 of the program began on April 23rd.  Participants had the opportunity to meet each other and under the direction of the Program Director, Sr. Miriam Martin, introduced to the topic of transformative leadership.

Module 2 took place in residence at Saint Paul University during the first week of June.  Presentations and discussions highlighted the week.

Module 3 began online during June, July, and August.

Module 4 – 6 will continue online until late April 2019 when the participants will meet in residence for the final Module and graduation from the program on May 1, 2019

Application for the next session will become available!

Theresa Schopf

Theresa Schopf

CWLF Member at Large

Theresa was elected a director of the Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation effective January 1, 2018, and is very excited to work with this new program.

subscribe

CWLF at the 2018 CWL Convention in Winnipeg

Very heartening to have so much support for the Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation at the CWL Convention in Winnipeg. So many interested in applying for the Leadership Program 2019-2020. Applications will be available in September!

Rita Janes

Rita Janes

Chair

Rita has been a member of the Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation since January 2015 and was appointed Chair on January 1, 2017.

subscribe

Check out CWLF Member at Large, Arienne Castellon’s Blog

Adrienne Castellon holds a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Simon Fraser University. Over the past twenty-five years she has been a secondary teacher, elementary principal, education consultant and university instructor. Dr. Castellon teaches at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia where she is the Stream Director for the Master of Educational Leadership. She is involved in the K-12 system through various projects and professional development consulting.

The intention behind this blog is threefold:

  • to help me be a more reflective practitioner,
  • keep in contact with students and colleagues and
  • contribute to a wider Community of Practice in Educational Leadership.

VIEW BLOG

subscribe

Leaders are Lifelong Learners

CWLF Directors Neysa Finnie and Diana Wielgus attended the Institute of Corporate Directors conference in Vancouver where corporate directors and leaders from across Canada gathered to discuss business trends and challenges. Illuminating sessions included Empowering Transformation and Social Licence in Volatile Times.

Neysa Finnie

Neysa Finnie

Vice-Chair and Treasurer

Neysa is the Vice Chair of the Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation and has served in that capacity since January 2015. On January 1, 2017 she was appointed Treasurer.

subscribe