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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
Most sessions bring together a panel of experts, made up of top Catholic professionals and seasoned lay leaders from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Diocese of Phoenix and many others around the country.
Next to you will be seating other Catholic professionals from different walks of life. They are as eager as you are to become leaders and grow professionally and in faith.
Graduate-level MBA courses have homework with intense reading requirements. You typically prepare for class by reading case studies and preparing answers that pertain to those case studies. The classes at MBA courses last much longer, and are more challenging to remain engaged with, as each class is held by the same instructor for periods of 8 weeks at the time. TLI sessions are not lectures as they are meant to be fast paced and interactive. Each presentation last 30 minutes and is followed by a Q&A session.
We wouldn’t call them lectures, as they are meant to be fast paced, and interactive. Each presentation last 30 minutes and is followed by a Q&A session.