Vital and Effective Leadership Institute: Connecting Parish Leadership With the Resources to Serve the Church Now and in the Future
The Vital and Effective Leadership Institute provides an opportunity for newly ordained priests and priests new to their cures to come together to learn and grow in faithful leadership. At its core the Vital and Effective Leadership Institute (VELI) recognizes that:
We have designed VELI to assist clergy and participating lay leadership in making congregations stronger, healthier, and more deeply rooted in Anglican spirituality by seeking to:
VELI employs a modular approach where each module is a self-contained unit of content or technique. Each module will articulate its objectives, a sequence of learning activities, and provide a means for assessing whether or not the objectives were attained. Each module hopes to assist participants in internalizing specific concepts in service to the overall purpose of VELI.
Each module will be conducted over a four-week period:
Each module will employ a variety of techniques including but not limited to readings, instructional presentations, and face-to-face and online discussions. Participants will receive an established well-defined syllabus that sets student expectations for a three-four hour face to face session, with three weeks of online follow up.
Each module will specify:
VELI currently uses Moodle for its online components. VELI will provide guidelines and instructions for effective use of the Moodle platform to all participants throughout the course of participation.
Depending on the nature of the specific module, learning strategies may include:
In the modular system, the role of module instructor is better understood as a facilitator that coordinates, evaluates, counsels, guides and helps with logistical requirements. Presenters with specialized knowledge in covered areas may be employed.