Call for Speakers

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Call for Speakers and Presentations

The Conference Program Committee is requesting proposal submissions for sessions that will:

• Be relevant and engaging for attendees at all levels of stewardship and fundraising experience and across the religious, professional, and laity spectrum of our Catholic Church

• Address the topics of stewardship, the changing face of discipleship, evangelization, and fundraising development

• Engage delegates through creativity and interaction, using a variety of approaches, concepts and applications

Conference sessions will be 75 minutes in length. A moderator will begin each session with the conference prayer, introduce the presenter and session topic, and share any updates or last-minute information.

Sessions may be recorded. Conference delegates will be able to access the presentations / recordings on the www.wccsc.ca website post-conference. Access will be password protected and available to registered delegates only.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS December 7, 2018

Selected speakers will be notified by February 1, 2019
Please provide a complete presentation in electronic format by May 30, 2019

Conference Tracks Proposed Sessions

Faith-Based Fund Development Programs:

Diocesan and parish programs play an essential role in increasing revenue and engagement.

  • Fundraising Nuts and Bolts – Overview of annual and capital campaigns, major
    gifts, planned giving, sustaining monthly donors.
  • Capital Campaigns (diocesan and parish)
  • Cultivating Major and Planned Gifts
  • Inspired Pastoral Leadership – Fundraising in a parish
  • Fundraising Policies, Receipting, and Donor Information and Privacy
  • Fundraising and Social Media
  • Strategies for Building Fundraising Programs (diocesan and parish)
  • Advanced Diocesan Development Strategies

Christian Stewardship, our Collective Call:

What stewardship is, developing
the stewardship message and putting it into practice at diocesan
and parish levels.

  • Stewardship 101 – Introduction to Christian Stewardship
  • Diocesan Stewardship and Development Teams – Balance the teaching of the spirituality of stewardship and the work of development offices
  • Creating a Culture of Service – Stewardship of time and talent
  • Increasing Parish offertory
  • The Spirituality of Stewardship – Making stewardship a way of life
  • Stewardship of Treasure

Engaging our Faith Communities (communicating stewardship):

Practical ways to instil stewardship as a way of life throughout our parishes and diocese.

  • Using proven secular practices to increase parish/diocesan effectiveness
  • Reaching millennials – connecting with this vital generation
  • Introducing Stewardship to your Parishioners
  • Engaging our Youth in Stewardship
  • Engaging and Stewarding our donors – Guidelines for parish councils

THURSDAY, June 6

Pre-Conference Held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family

8:00 AM

Pre-Conference Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pre-Conference: Clergy to Clergy
Pre-Conference: Diocesan Annual Appeals

4:30 PM

Opening Concelebrated Liturgy

5:30 PM

Welcome by Bishop Mark Hagemoen

6:30 PM

Taste of Saskatchewan
Reception / Dinner

7:30 pm

Cathedral of the Holy Family
Building Tours

 

Sheraton Cavalier

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conference Registration

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Shuttle buses leave Sheraton for Cathedral

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shuttle buses leave Cathedral for Sheraton

FRIDAY, June 7

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Registration at Sheraton

7:45 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

Conference Sessions

9:45 am

Break

10:15 am

Conference Sessions

11:30 am

Lunch (12:10 Optional Mass at
St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral)

1:00 pm

Conference Sessions

2:15 pm

Break

2:45 pm

Conference Sessions

4:00 pm

Free Evening

Saturday June 8, 2018

7:45 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

Conference Sessions

9:45 am

Break

10:15 am

Conference Sessions

11:30 am

Lunch (12:10 Optional Mass at
St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral)

1:00 pm

Conference Sessions

2:15 pm

Break

2:45 pm

Closing Plenary Session

4:30 pm

Closing Concelebrated Mass at 

St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral