The Archdiocese of Boston, in partnership with the Catholic Leadership Institute, will facilitate an initial series of plan writing meetings for collaboratives participating in the plan writing process.
These facilitated meetings typically begin in April of the year following the establishment of the collaborative and continue through October of that year. The expectation is that the writing team will often find the need to meet at least once, if not more often, between each of the facilitated meetings.
The Catholic Leadership Institute consultants are available for check-ins via phone or e-mail as needed throughout the entire period of the plan writing process.
Archdiocesan Collaborative Support Team members* are available via phone or e-mail as well, and are also happy to attend or facilitate additional meetings as needed throughout the entire period of the plan writing process.
*Each collaborative of parishes has a Collaborative Support Team. This support team is made up of people with expertise across a variety of areas assigned to a particular collaborative by the Archdiocese. Those areas and the staff for each area are listed at this link. The Office of Pastoral Planning coordinates the implementation of the entire process of Disciples in Mission, which includes the workings of the collaborative support teams.