Management Skills

Management Skills for Clergy & Staff Leaders

Serving God

Serving God by Developing Strong Pastoral Leadership

Our workshops integrate Gospel values and faith to improve the management effectiveness of pastors and parish staff leaders by teaching proven practices, process, and providing valuable resources. We also customize training for the particular needs and interests of pastors and staffs, including how to address unique management situations.


Strengthen your day-to-day pastoral management and the professional development of your staff by learning some of the best practices in human resources management. Leaders find that applying these practices produces stronger performance, increases trust, and strengthens relationships among parish leaders and staff—while decreasing stress and developing more effective management skill!

Participants also enjoy and grow in our workshops by learning along side other pastors and parish leaders facing similar situations. You will complete the training capable of applying these management practices, and you will grow more confident and capable in your leadership.

Management Practices

  • Setting performance expectations
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Coaching for improvement and for continued success
  • Addressing performance issues
  • Progressive discipline
  • Documentation
  • Managing attendance
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Assessing performance
  • Delegating for results
  • Motivation and recognition
  • Difficult conversations


Workshop participants will receive a manual that includes:

  • What parish leaders should know and do
  • Checklist for providing effective feedback
  • Guide for effective coaching conversations
  • Interviewing guide
  • Template for documenting performance and behavior
  • Process for holding difficult conversations
  • Sample job expectations to customize for employees
  • Tools to assess job performance
  • Five simple practices for delegating effectively
  • A just-in-time tool for what to do when you don’t know what to do