Mission Leadership

The Mission Leadership Program is a leadership program designed for laypeople in leadership in Catholic health organizations. It supports the vital knowledge, skills and abilities required to carry out their distinct responsibilities as Mission Leaders. We assist our sponsored organizations with the development, review and delivery of these programs.

The goal of the mission leadership program is to prepare leaders in Catholic organizations to carry-on the legacy of their founders by enabling them to explore, discuss and reflect on:

  • Their personal call and vocation in Catholic health care
  • What makes Catholic health care distinct, and the obligation of this vocation to serve the vulnerable and those most in need with compassion and dignity
  • Catholic social teaching – our call to social justice and the common good – and how it can be applied to the life and mission of our organizations
  • The history and mission of the Catholic Church in health care and social services, and its unique role in today’s society
  • The significance of Canon Law, Sponsorship in Catholic health care, and the Chain of Mission
  • How to integrate our mission, core values, ethics and vision into our organizations

Mission leadership is marked by a demonstrated grasp of both the complexities of health care as a business and the unique expectations placed on a health care provider that claims Catholic identity. Mission leaders establish a credible leadership role alongside other colleagues on a senior leadership team with the ability to identify ethical and moral issues embedded in day-to-day operations. They translate these issues in a way that engages the energy, talent, values and imagination of their team to identify directions and solutions.