Training and Formation

Click here for the 2017 Schedule of Training & Formation Workshops and Retreats

Details about 2017 Conference Workshops, Retreats and Events

Check this page frequently during 2017 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

“Keeping Our Conferences Vibrant”

A Workshop for All SVDP Members

Saturday, October 28, 2017

9:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Liz Carter Outreach Center

1125 Bank Street

Cincinnati, OH  45214

Our SVDP Conferences, like most organizations, experience periods of growth, stability and decline as leaders, membership, needs, expectations, and support change over time.

While these shifts may be unavoidable, it is up to each Conference’s leaders and members to recognize where their Conference is in its life cycle and implement actions that will help keep the conference vibrant.

This training will help Conferences develop plans to remain strong and vibrant for years to come.  You will learn from Cincinnati District leaders and have plenty of opportunities to confer with Vincentians from other conferences.  Plus, you will develop your own list of next steps to implement with your Conference and your parish.

We look forward to seeing you October 28th!

Register in advance by October 20th:  Click here to register via email or phone: Don Gloeckler at 513-562-8841, ext. 767. Please provide your name, phone number and conference.

Ozanam Orientation

Saturday, November 11, 2017

9:00am to 3:00pm

Lunch will be provided

St. Boniface, Northside

1750 Chase Avenue    

Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

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?

The Ozanam Orientation covers the essential elements of what it means to be part of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  All Vincentians are expected to attend an Ozanam Orientation at least once, whether you are…

- A new or prospective member looking for an introduction to SVdP,
- A current member wanting to understand Vincentian life and service more thoroughly, or
- A seasoned Vincentian wanting to deepen your experience of the Society.

If you have never attended this orientation, or if it has been a long time since you attended, join us November 11th.

Register by November 3rd: Click here to register via email or phone Don Gloeckler at 513-562-8841, ext. 767.  Please provide your name and conference.