Councils and Developing Leadership

Best Practices consists of information and examples that others might find helpful.  These are presented by way of advice, not binding policy.

Just in Time Advice for new Councils

Council Meeting Minutes Guidelines

Q&A with Fr Aloysius Deeney OCD at the Las Vegas OCDS Congress – many good tidbits for councils (same as How Ought the Council Function in Welcome to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites)

Responsible Leadership and Collaboration in Light of the Constitutions– presentation by Fr Aloysius Deeney OCD at the Seattle OCDS Congress, July 2007

Stepping Forward in Leadership in the Secular Discalced Carmelite Community by Hank Hurley OCDS

Leadership Roles in the OCDS Community– presentation by Elizabeth M Korves OCDS at the Baltimore OCDS Congress, July 2009

Duties of the Spiritual Assistant by Fr Bonaventure Sauer OCD

Elections Q&A updated Feb 2017

Effective Councils – Self-Evaluation Questions