Training and Formation

Click here for the 2018 Schedule of Training & Formation Workshops and Retreats

Click here for details about each 2018 Conference Workshop, Retreat, and Event

Check this page frequently during 2018 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) 345-1767

Understanding Poverty Workshop

Saturday, August 25, 2018
9:00 AM to Noon
St. James the Greater, White Oak
3565 Hubble Road
Cincinnati, OH 45247

The Understanding Poverty Workshop is designed to help us explore the perspectives of our neighbors in poverty so that we can be even more compassionate as we serve them.  Inspired by the books “Bridges out of Poverty,” “See Poverty…Be the Difference,” “Think and Act Anew,” and “Bridges to Sustainable Communities,” and incorporating powerful learning from emerging sources, the Understanding Poverty Workshop provides an insightful lens for looking at some of the differences between economic classes that we often find perplexing.

Here are some comments from past Poverty Workshop participants:

“I’m very glad I made the decision to take some time out of my day to some and participate in this training.  It was wonderful!  Really wonderful!”
“It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning.”
“Loved it, loved it, loved it.”

The Understanding Poverty Workshop is ideal for Vincentians who want to deepen their sense of solidarity with the poor.  The workshop applies a case-study approach to reveal types of poverty, explore mental models across classes, and more deeply penetrate the “hidden rules” that underpin our world views.  Participants will gain a better understanding of barriers that make it difficult for individuals to become more self-sufficient and how relationships are critical for enabling the learning that makes that transition possible.

Register in advance by August 17:  Click here to register via email or phone: Don Gloeckler at 513-345-1767. Please provide your name, phone number and conference.