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An exciting new series of webinars focused on the "New Evangelization". The webinar topics and presenters were approved by the Bishops Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis and the Bishop Chair of the Bishops Committee on Catholic Education. Once posted, participants will be able to access the webinars online. Live Q&A sessions with a presenter panel will be held three times during the year.
NOTE: Certificate of Completion No Longer Available
LINKS: Q&A Session
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The Leadership Institute is jointly sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, and the National Catholic Educational Association.
Father Wehner is currently rector-president, Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. After completing seminary studies at the North American College, Father Wehner was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1995. He served as personal secretary to Bishop Donald Wuerl for two years then was assigned to graduate studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University where he earned the doctorate in sacred theology, summa cum laude, specializing in ecclesiology and writing on the new evangelization. He served as Rector of St. Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh, for six years, Director of Evangelization, Director of Clergy Formation, Director of the Permanent Diaconate, and Vocation Director. He was appointed Pastor of Saint Thomas More Parish in 2008. In 2009 the Holy See’s Congregation for Catholic Education appointed Father Wehner the 15th Rector/President of the Pontifical College Josephinum. Father Wehner held that post until the summer of 2012, when he was appointed rector-president of Notre Dame Seminary. Father Wehner recently published The Evangelization Equation by Emmaus Publishing.
Sister is a member of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart (Towson, MD). Zukowski has been involved with distance education for over 40 years. She began with Cable TV in 1971 and continued to advance into radio, satellite communication, multimedia, computer technologies and now the Internet and ISDN conferencing and courses. Her current work in this area is the new Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation online courses in English and Spanish. She has served as visiting professor and Board Member at Crec Avex (Lyon, France). She is co-director of the Caribbean School of Catholic Communications (Trinidad / Tobago, West Indies). She served as the past World President for the International Catholic Association for Radio and Television known as UNDA from 1994-2002 and in 1998 and 2001 Chairperson for the Unda/OCIC Planning Committees for the World Congresses in Prague (1994) (Czech Republic), Montreal (1998- Canada) and Rome (2001- Rome,Italy). She was a member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications (Vatican) 1994-2002.
She is the Director of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives (1978- present) and Professor in the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Dayton (a Catholic / Marianist University). Awards include the Lackner Award, recognition by NCEA as one of the influential Catholic Educators in the 20th century, the President's Medallion for Lifetime Achievement in Communications awarded by the National Catholic Association of Communicators,the NCCL Technology Award for her lifetime contribution for the advancement of new communication technology and catechesis. She has also received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal from Pope John Paul II in Rome, the Distinguished Communicators Award from the Salesian Guild, the Honorary Prize of Julian Kulenty from the National Catholic Film Association Conference. She has published several books including her most recent publication (2007) Communicatio Socialis: The Challenge of Theology and Ministry in the Church published by Kassel University (Germany).
She gives workshops, seminars and lectures around the world. She serves as an international consultant on transformational leadership, dialogue distance online learning, organizational strategic planning to Church, education and non-profit organizations, as well as, media education with special emphasis on religion and film. Currently she is a working with the Federation of Asian Bishops Conference for Social Communications exploring new avenues for the use of the Internet for ministry serving as a consultant to FABC-BISCOM. Currently Zukowski is engaged in research and the design of prototypes for interactive e- learning for Catholic education, adult faith, lay ecclesial leadership and catechist formation. Her current research is to identify the Best Practices for Applying Educational Technology in Catholic education.
Lee has held a variety of positions on both the diocesan and university level. He is the former Director of Education for the Diocese of Green Bay. Lee is completing his dissertation at the Alliant International University in San Diego, California for his doctorate in Leadership and Human Behavior, currently he is the Executive Director of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. His messages are motivational and inspirational. A faith-filled storyteller, Lee Nagel is an educator by profession and a catechist by vocation, a teacher by trade and an evangelist by Baptism.
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