GICM Events

Global Institute of Church Management events bring together experts in Church teaching and business best practice to discuss strategies and ideas for strengthening today’s Church through more effective stewardship. Hosted by the experts at Program of Church Management, Rome, GICM webinars offer insightful discussions you won’t find anywhere else.

2020-2021

Building a Transparent
& Accountable Church

Creating the Church the Faithful and Our Lord Deserve

This Fall, Global Institute of Church Management webinars train their attention on the ideas and issues that affect transparency and accountability within the Church. From reawakening the sense of mission in parish life to tackling financial transparency, how do we go about building the kind of Church that the faithful and Our Lord deserve?

Recovering
Our Mission

OCTOBER 8, 2020
5PM CET / 11AM EST / 8AM PST

Many parishes have lost their missionary orientation and are no longer structured to meet the needs of the faithful. In light of the recently distributed instruction from the Congregation for Clergy, this webinar looks at movements like focolarini, charismatic, and others for inspiration. These movements are at the forefront of evangelizing the faithful and currently live and thrive across parish territories. In this webinar, we discuss:

  • What can we learn from these movements? 
  • How can we transform parishes into “communities of communities”? 
  • What is the new role of pastors in guiding the people of God in its entirety (priests, deacons, consecrated men and women, and the lay faithful) as the driving force of evangelization?

The Management
Lessons of St. Escrivá

NOVEMBER 15, 2020
5PM CET / 11AM EST / 8AM PST

Reflecting on Saint Josemaría Escrivá’s belief that God can be found in professional and everyday settings, this webinar explores the leadership and management lessons that we can derive from the saint’s books and achievements.  

Financial Transparency
in the Church: Now More Than Ever

DECEMBER 10, 2020
5PM CET / 11AM EST / 8AM PST

More than any other organization, the Church has a moral duty to model financial transparency. Yet studies show that we have yet to achieve it. One 2006 publication by Villanova University found that 85% of Catholic dioceses had discovered embezzlement of church money within the previous five years, with 11% reporting that more than $500,000 had been stolen. In this webinar, we discuss:

  • The need for a standard model of financial transparency tailored to Catholic Church organizations
  • What developing a standard model might look like 
  • How to foster efficient processes, reliable financial statements, sound financial controls, and audit processes.