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Workshop for Provincials/Regionals

he Workshop for the new Provincials/Regionals is underway in Nemi from July 6, 2008. The aim of this workshop is to initiate the new provincials/regionals into the major aspects of their service in leadership, helping them obtain familiarity with the use of the `Handbook for Superiors SVD' as an everyday tool and resource with emphasis on ‘animation’, ‘coordination’, and ‘administration’. The workshop was inaugurated in the morning on July 5, 2008 with a Eucharist officiated by Superior General Fr. Antonio PERNIA. This workshop is conducted in English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation provided. The major topics dealt with during the twelve days of the workshop are: Leadership, Spiritual Animation, Prophetic dialogue in the 15th and 16th General Chapters, Community, Care of confreres with problems, Visitations, Formation, Province planning/mission statements, Characteristic dimensions, Administration, Finance, Zones and Paperwork/documentation. In all, there are 29 new provincials/regionals (AFRAM-5, ASPAC-12, EUROPA-5, PANAM-7) participating in the workshop. The General Council, Generalate officials and staff from the Generalate and the Zonal Coordinators are accompanying the provincials/regionals during the workshop. The workshop will end on July 19, 2008.

Text and Photos by T. Kallanchira, svd