Training and Formation

Click here for the 2020 Schedule of Training & Formation Workshops and Retreats

Check this page frequently during 2020 to find details of upcoming Training & Formation Workshops and Events.

For more information about any of our Training & Formation Workshops or Events, please contact: 
Sunnie Lain, Director of Conferences and Service Learning
slain@svdpcincinnati.org
(513) 345-4966

All in-person Cincinnati District Council Formation & Training workshops and events have been cancelled through July 31, 2020, including the June 18 Summer Meeting.  Please check this site periodically for updates regarding workshops and events scheduled after July.

Some events will occur virtually using Zoom Videoconference.  See below.

Contact Sunnie Lain, CDC Director of Conferences and Service Learning, at slain@svdpcincinnati.org if you have questions related to formation & training.

Walking With Our Neighbors:

Going Beyond the Home Visit

Monday, June 15

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Online via Zoom Videoconference

Have you ever wondered how to help a neighbor walk along the path to greater self-reliance, but were unsure about how to do that and what might be involved in an ongoing-relationship? 

“Walking With Our Neighbors: Going Beyond the Home Visit” is ideal for Vincentians who want to learn more about systemic change and how to help a neighbor make changes to become more self-sufficient.  This workshop will be conducted virtually, via Zoom Videoconferencing.  It will not be recorded for viewing online later.

If you wish to participate, you must register in advance and have access to a smartphone or a video-enabled computer.  Click here to check the system requirements for Zoom Videoconferences.

Together we will explore how we might identify promising neighbors, determine the kinds of help to offer, and evaluate approaches that may work better than others. 

We are confident that you will discover that Vincentians who invest in helping a neighbor change her or his life often find that they, the Vincentians, are also changed along the way.

You must register in advance by contacting Sunnie Lain at 513-345-4966 or click here to register via email .  Once you register you will receive a separate email with the information you will need to connect to the Zoom meeting.

Home Visit Workshop

Including Re-imagining the Home Visit After COVID-19

Monday, July 13, 2020

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Via Zoom Videoconference                      

The home visit has been the foundation of Vincentian work since the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in 1833.  And despite years of practice, we know that there are ways we can make our home visits even more rewarding and more enjoyable for our neighbors and for us as Vincentians.

Now, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves needing to re-imagine the home visit and how we connect with our neighbors in a meaningful and spiritual way if we continue to be unable to meet with them in their homes.

This workshop will be conducted virtually, via Zoom Videoconferencing.  It will not be recorded for viewing online later.

If you wish to participate, you must register in advance and have access to a smartphone or a video-enabled computer.  Click here to check the system requirements for Zoom Videoconferences.

Participate in this workshop to explore these and many other home visit challenges. 

Whether you are looking forward to your first home visit or you have made hundreds of visits, this is your opportunity to hone your skills, share your insights and ask lingering questions.

You must register in advance by contacting Sunnie Lain at 513-345-4966 or click here to register via email .  Once you register you will receive a separate email with the information you will need to connect to the Zoom meeting.