Training and Formation

Ozanam Center for Service Learning

Click here for Descriptions of All Training & Formation Workshops & Retreats.

Click here for the 2016 Schedule of Training & Formation Workshops and Retreats

Check this page frequently during 2016 to find details of upcoming Training & Formation Workshops and Events.

​For more information about any of our Training & Formation Workshops or Events, please contact: 
Don Gloeckler, Formation Coordinator
(513) 562-8841, ext. 767

Ozanam Orientation

Tuesday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Please plan to attend both evenings. Dinner will be provided!

6:00 -  9:00 PM
St. Martin of Tours
3720 St. Martin Place
Cincinnati, OH 45211 (Cheviot)

What do we mean when we refer to “Vincentian spirituality”?  Why are home visits so important to our ministry?  What does the future hold for St. Vincent de Paul?

Whether you’ve been a Vincentian for two days or two decades, the Ozanam Orientation offers you an opportunity to be inspired, informed, and refreshed in what it means to be a member of the Society and how that membership is to be lived out daily. 

If your schedule makes it difficult to attend a Saturday Ozanam Orientation, this is our only weeknight Orientation for 2016 (plan to attend both the 11th and 18th).

Register by October 4: Click here to register via email or phone Don Gloeckler at 513-562-8841, ext. 767.  Please provide your name and conference.

Encouraging Change: A Motivational Approach to Helping

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

St. Clare Parish

1443 Cedar Avenue

Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

(Church undercroft entrance on Salvia Avenue)

Workshop: 9:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Please also consider joining us for Morning Mass at 8:30 and Continental Breakfast at 9:00!


The act of helping our neighbors in need takes many forms, and each encounter can look and feel very different to each neighbor.  How do we foster hope with our neighbors, and how is this approach informed by our faith, our Vincentian heritage, and practices generally recognized to produce the best results?

Exploring the intersection of faith, friendship and service, this workshop blends Vincentian character and tradition with proven skills and methods to help our neighbors envision a better future and become motivated to achieve it. 

Vincentians of all levels of experience will explore ways to build upon their unique skills and talents to foster hope among our neighbors in need, no matter how brief the interaction.

Please call Mike Voegele at 513-562-8841 ext. 236 or email to register by October 18th.