Jesus, filled with the Spirit, exercised an uncommon form of what today is called "leadership". If we are filled with the same Spirit, shall we not exercise our responsibilities as leaders in Catholic Institutions [parishes, schools, health centres, etc.] in a way that approaches His? Focusing on five abilities that Jesus manifested as a leader, this talk will attempt to show how Spirit-filled leadership transcends a purely technical approach to management. Whatever area of responsibility is entrusted to us, we are called to inspire a shared vision, challenge the status quo, enable others to act, model the way, and encourage the heart.
Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher
The Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Auxiliary Bishop of Sault Ste Marie has a special passion for education. He has taught music at the high school level at l’École secondaire Thériault, in Timmins, Ontario where he was also involved in chaplaincy work. He has worked in writing teams to develop teaching material in the area of cataechetics, especially for the francophone office of Catholic education for the Bishops of Ontario. Besides his Bachelor of education (University of Otttawa), he has a Licenciate in Cannon Law (University of Strasbourg), and a Licenciate in Sacred Theology (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome), and a Bachelor and Masters in theology (St. Paul University, Ottawa). He is also a trained vocalist, and has performed with the Opera Chorus at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and with various orchestras throughout the province.