Leadership Training Development (LTD) 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

The Lessons From Spring  

Kathy Bonner, LTD Team Member

Spring provides motivation to spruce up our gardens, homes, and ourselves. One area is our closet.  Try turning all of your hangers with the tip facing the front of the closet. After wearing an item, place the hanger with the tip facing the back wall.


After awhile we get a visual of how many hangers are not turned around…in other words, clothing that has not been worn for a long time. Now we know what needs to be donated and shared with others. This image inspires us to look at our everyday practices in a new light.

What does this have to do with Council? Sometimes our projects are like our closet and we don’t realize they have become our backwards hanger.


Spring is the perfect time to evaluate what our upcoming Council involvement will look like.

Important questions:

  • How many previous projects were placed on the new calendar without ever assessing them?
  • Were the attendance numbers down?
  • Has our previous success now become our greatest failure?


The biggest spring-cleaning technique is to assess your outcome immediately after an event. It should be a team effort: the leaders, polling of the attendees, and those that did not attend.

Have we adopted the mentality that all members should participate in the one method of involvement, especially large fundraisers?


It is difficult for all members to participate, some cannot stand for long hours serving food, some cannot lift and move items needed to set up for an event. Their jobs, health issues, or family obligations can dictate involvement. In Council there are other areas for everyone to be involved.


Spring-cleaning should inspire CCW to provide more than just financial donations to charities.  We should be providing spiritual uplifting, leadership skills to be used in Council, daily lives and careers, along with creating connections among Catholic women.

Spring, the season of growth and joy!


Province of Chicago

June 23, 2018

Contact:   Mary Glosson


Location: Peoria Spalding Center

Peoria, IL

Province of St. Paul / Minneapolis

June 25, 2018    LTD Program

June 26, 2018    Province Conference

Contact:    Bev McCarvel


Location: St. John Vianney Parish

Fairmont, MN

Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese – West Central Deanery

July 21, 2018

Contact: Joan Morgan


Location: St. Mary Parish Life Center

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Province of Milwaukee

August 4, 2018

Contact:  Kathy Herfel


Location:  Mary, Mother of the Church Parish

La Crosse, WI

The Leadership Training Development Team is looking for new trainers!

Please find our trainer application below!

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