Leadership, Training, and Development (LTD): A Council Enrichment Program

Need training, don't know how to recruit members, wondering how you can gain your Spiritual Advisor's support, or maybe you think your image could be better? The LTD team can assist with these issues and countless others. The team offers one or two day training sessions for your members. We will ask your members to fill out an anonymous survey and the leadership will answer an inquiry about their group. These survey tools will assist in customizing your Leadership Training Development sessions to address your challenges, educate and empower your council members and leaders. Training exercises, group discussions, and handouts are included to enhance your training day.

Here is a sampling of the more than 50 topics from which you can choose for your training:

  • Officer Training

  • Leadership Succession

  • Job Descriptions

  • Mentoring

  • Action Plans

  • Volunteer Management

  • Life Cycle of Your Group

  • Change

  • Image

  • Effective Committees

Useful Documents

Email NCCWltdcontact@gmail.com to request an application to host a program.

Identify and Develop Your Gifts

By Jody Watermann, LTD Consultant

As we begin the new year, we recall the many gifts and blessings we received during the Christmas season, especially the greatest gift ever given, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Each of us has been blessed with many personal gifts that we can share with others, but have we identified them and are we using them? In St. Paul’s letter to the Romans he writes, “For just as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them.”

Have you ever consciously thought about the gifts you possess? Are you called to be a leader A marketer? A person who opens the building and makes the coffee? These are a few of the possible gifts that members of your Council possess. As the New Year gets under way, it is a good time to explore the gifts of your members and to make a resolution to use each member’s gifts in a way that will best benefit your organization.

First you will need to identify the types of jobs that need to be done to make your Council a success.  Most Councils will identify needs such as recruiting new officers, publicity, and building membership. Personalize the list to reflect your Council’s needs.

The trick is to match the Council’s need with the member who has the special talent needed to accomplish the task. Also, remember that during our lifetime we can grow in our abilities and a person who has successfully used one of their gifts shouldn’t be limited to using only that gift throughout her life! An inventory of talents and interests can benefit your Council in unimaginable ways! Take some time to explore the gifts that are available within your Council and resolve to use them in the most fruitful way possible!

Remember that the LTD Team would be delighted to present a Leadership Training & Development Workshop in your area to help you in the process of identifying your gifts and using them to build the best CCW ever!

Contact us at nccwltdcontact@gmail.com

Upcoming LTD Programs

Sacramento DCCW Program (one day program)

March 20, 2020

St. Clare Church, Roseville, CA

Contact: Judie Martinez    


Dallas, TX

April 17, 2020

Catholic Formation Center, Dallas

Contact: Mary Treic


April 17- LTD Program

April 18- LTD Convention Speaker