Is TLI for parish staff?


The real question is, does the prospective TLI program participant, who now works at a parish/diocese want to work in the secular world? If the answer is yes, then absolutely, they should participate in the program. TLI is probably not a good fit for a lay person who has made out his/her mind about building a career working for the Church. TLI is also not for clergy.

Is TLI for parish staff?2021-07-30T18:36:46+00:00

What is the format of the sessions?


Most sessions start with a rich discussion on a (light, 3-5 pages) reading handout that is provided one week prior. Participants then hear from two or three speakers per night. These are very engaging 20-minute PowerPoint presentations. Then, the facilitator starts a virtual Q&A panel, where the participants interact with the experts. The sessions typically end with an engaging exercise or dynamic, such as discussion in small groups (through virtual breakout rooms) that are meant to help participants further digest the content and grow in fellowship.

What is the format of the sessions?2021-07-30T18:33:00+00:00

Is TLI in-person or online?


Both. The 18 sessions of the program take place on a virtual platform (From February to June). These live sessions are highly engaging, and interactive, and you participate from the comfort of your home or office. In addition to the weekly sessions, the program involves an all-day retreat. It takes place on a Saturday of April or May. The retreat is in-person. There is a virtual version of the retreat, but participants are highly encouraged to experience it in-person.

Is TLI in-person or online?2021-07-30T18:24:22+00:00

How does TLI compare or differ from Catholic young adult groups I am familiar with?


There are a couple of ways, TLI is not a group or young adult ministry. In fact, while many of the program participants are millennials, TLI is not restricted to any age group. TLI is for Catholic professionals “in the early to mid-stages of their career.” We let them define if this is where they are. In addition, TLI is not a Catholic professional guild, where you can join at any time and participate for as long as you want. TLI is a five-month civic leadership development program (You are in, you are out, and you are done). But in those [...]

How does TLI compare or differ from Catholic young adult groups I am familiar with?2020-07-30T23:42:08+00:00

Is TLI available in my city or diocese?


Yes, Tepeyac Leadership Initiative is a national program. It is available to Catholic professionals throughout the US. Most of the live sessions of the program are virtual (none of our content is prerecorded). For our all-day retreat, participants have a choice to meet in person at one of our two retreat locations in Nashville, Tennessee or Phoenix, Arizona.

Is TLI available in my city or diocese?2021-08-04T21:04:05+00:00

Why should I participate in the Tepeyac Leadership Initiative?


Increase their awareness of and participation in leadership roles in the community. Learn how to guide their careers by their Catholic faith with confidence and wisdom. Clarify their vision, and be mentored into the next level in their career. Become a virtuous leader and learn how to influence others positively. Become part of an influential network of professionals that share their values and drive for success. Be surrounded, meet and learn from California's and Arizona’s top catholic business and community leaders. Be part of a project to advance the common good, making an impact in the community. Have opportunities for professional, [...]

Why should I participate in the Tepeyac Leadership Initiative?2021-08-04T21:04:05+00:00

What is the time commitment for TLI? What does it cost?


TLI is a five-month program beginning in February and continuing through June over the course of 18 weekly sessions. Participants can join TLI in one of three tracks (divided by time zones). TLI West meets Tuesdays, TLI Central meets Wednesdays and TLI East meets Thursdays. All tracks of the program meet from 7-10 p.m. in their respective time zones. The program costs $2,000. There is a $200 early-bird discount if applying before November 1. Installment plans are also available.

What is the time commitment for TLI? What does it cost?2021-08-04T21:04:06+00:00

Who in my parish is the right fit for TLI?


TLI is a perfect fit for Catholics who come to Mass regularly but have not shown much interest in ministry or apostolate work. Catholics who are focused in a professional career. Who are very interested in leadership development from a career standpoint. They identify strongly as Catholics but would prefer to minimize their commitment at the parish level.

Who in my parish is the right fit for TLI?2021-08-04T21:04:06+00:00
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