“Let us take one day only in hands, at a time, merely making a resolve for tomorrow;
thus we may hope to get on taking short, careful steps, not great strides.”
NEW LEADER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
The New Leader Orientation Program is intended for all new leaders, whether school administrator and/or board chair. These new leaders will participate in the orientation program over a two-year period, attending five sessions per year.
In addition to the new leaders, seasoned leaders are accompanying the new leaders through the orientation process. Ideally, the new leaders will form their own “cohort” group for future collegiality and collaboration.
GOVERNANCE - Sister Judith Carey, RSM
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Presentation dates: September 11 and 12, 2018
This presentation covers topics including the nonprofit corporation and its uses, the legal relationship of schools to the Sisters of Mercy, the legal responsibilities of the board of a nonprofit corporation and the “art” of being a good board member.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP - Sister Deborah Troillett, RSM
Presentation Dates: December 10 and 12, 2018
What does it mean to be a servant leader? What does it mean to be a Mercy servant leader? This session reviews the characteristics of a servant leader, which can include listening, empathy, healing, stewardship and more.
CRISIS MANAGEMENT - Kristina Cawley and Sharon Gallagher
Presentation Dates: April 1 and 3, 2019
This presentation will focus on the question, “What is crisis management?” We will discuss many of the essential elements of crisis management, including information on social media crises and communication.
ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING - Sister Patricia Talone, RSM
Presentation Dates: November 12 and 14, 2018
This presentation outlines a 10-step process for ethical decision-making and discuss how to consider the “common good” in our decision-making.
HUMAN RESOURCES PRACTICES - Leslie Carlson and Cheryl Kreger
Presentation Dates: February 4 and 6, 2019
This presentation will include a review of all aspects of human resource practices. Topics include performance management and reviews, job descriptions and handbooks, employee training and orientation, safety and risk management and employee benefits and building a culture.
MESA Overview - MESA Office Staff
BEST PRACTICES FOR EVALUATION - Carolyn Jaworski
Presentation Date: December 2017
Carolyn Jaworski shares information on best practices around evaluations for administrators, teachers, and directives.
MERCY MISSION AND CHARISM - Sister Mary Sullivan, RSM
Presentation Date: November 2017
This presentation centers around Catherine McAuley’s views on education and how her attitudes and actions connect with Mercy education today.
BOARD BEST PRACTICES - Sister Mary Waskowiak, RSM
Presentation Dates: April 2018
This presentation will includes discussion about the role a board plays, an overview of the three essential elements for a successful board and board member and information on core responsibilities and best practices.