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Leadership Workshop 2013


May 2013

The 2013 Study Day focused on leadership. Gary Riebe-Estrella, SVD and Loughlan Sofield, ST engaged participants in lively discussions and thought-provoking scenarios; while Techny Towers kept everyone comfortable and well-fed. Approximately 45 SVDs attended the Leadership Workshop held April 17-19, 2013. Participants were also given the opportunity to attend the Local Superiors Meeting on Tuesday morning before the Leadership Workshop started that afternoon.

Photos courtesy of: Lukas Batmomolin, SVD

Opening the Local Superiors Meeting (LSM) April 17 with a prayer is Bernie Spitzley.

Pictured left to right: Binh Thanh Nguyen, George Gawlik, Tony Jeroncic, and Dominic Nguyen.

Guilherme Andrino (left) and Pedro Bou converse.

Time for brief discussions during the LSM.

van Thanh Nguyen (left) listens to Pat Hogan during the morning session of the LSM.

Pictured left to right: John Szukalski, Mike Decker, Jim Bergin, Mark Weber, and Tom Ascheman.

Tom Ascheman (standing) takes a consensus count during the LSM session.

Discussing an issue is Pat Hogan (left), Marcel Barsalou and Joe Connolly.

Kathy Borresen reports to the LSM with regards to ongoing education and formation activities.

Jim Braband reports on issues concerning immigration to the LSM gathering.

Participants at the Local Superiors Meeting.

Morning before the start of the Local Superiors Meeting.

Some of the attendees at the Local Superiors Meeting.

An overview of the Local Superiors Meeting on April 17.

Reviewing notes at the Local Superiors Meeting.

Don Champagne (seated left) and Kazimierz Abrahamczyk (standing) during a break in the Meeting.

Ed Peklo during his presentation at the LSM.

Don Van Arsdale, Executive Director of Techny Towers, introduces himself to the gathered Local Superiors.

Tim Lenchak starts the Leadership Workshop with a short prayer service.

The prayer services throughout the Workshop were arranged by Ed Peklo.

Prayer and blessing.

Mark Weber begins to introduce the Workshop's first presenter, Gary Riebe-Estrella.

Gary Riebe-Estrella starts the Workshop with a good story.

Pictured left to right: Brian McLauchlin, Pat Hogan, and John Szukalski. In the back are Marcel Barsalou and Joe Connolly.

Paying attention at the Leadership Workshop.

Pictured left to right: Tony Clark, Richie Vaz, and Nicolas Sengson.

Front row, left to right: Binh Thanh Nguyen, Dominic Nguyen, and Matheus Ro.

Participating in the Leadership Workshop.

Pictured left to right: Don Champagne, Jim Braband, and Tony Clark.

Working hard during the first session of the Leadership Workshop.

Across the room, more are working just as hard.

Pictured left to right: Khien Luu, Ken Anich, Carlos Macatangga, and Tom Ascheman.

Pictured left to right: Dan Holman, Jim Zabransky, and Adam Oleszczuk.

Success at the end of the Leadership Workshop's first session.

Thang Hoang (left) and Brandon Hiep Nguyen wait for the next session to start.

Front row, left to right: Jim Zabransky, George Gawlik, and Tom Umbras.

Participants ready to begin their second day at the Leadership Workshop.

An overview during the Leadership Workshop.

An overview of some of the Leadership Workshop participants.

More Leadership Workshop attendees.

Day two of the Leadership Workshop is about to begin.

Getting ready for the Leadership Workshop's second day.

Pictured left to right: Jose Cardoso and Matheus Ro.

Participants at the Leadership Workshop.

Left to right: Adam Oleszczuk and Dominic Nguyen.

Participants at the Leadership Workshop.

Pictured left to right: Dan Holman, Tony Jeroncic, Jim Zabransky, Pawel Czoch, and George Gawlik.

Loughlan Sofield presents Dimensions of Leadership on the second day of the Workshop.

Attendees listen to Loughlan Sofield.

Illustrating a few points during the Leadership Workshop.

Pictured left to right: Nicolas Sengson, Pat Hogan, and Brian McLauchlin.

Pictured left to right forefront: Bernie Spitzley, Tim Lenchak, Ken Anich, and John Szukalski.

A brief break during the Leadership Workshop to check emails.

Pictured left to right: Dan Holman, Rodney Bowers, and Jim Zabransky.

Pictured left to right: Tom Umbras and Quang Duc Dinh.

Pictured: Jim Zabransky.

Round Table Discussion Panel (left to right): Carlos Macatangga, Matheus Ro, Quang Duc Dinh, Jim Bergin, and Mark Weber.

Standing ovation for the Leadership Workshop.