A Changing Learning Process for Faith Formation

BRIDGEPORT—Charlotte McCorquodale, president of Ministry Training Source, will be the featured speaker at the next Leadership Summit on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 6 pm at the Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Ave, Bridgeport, CT)

“As we work to re-imagine Faith Formation in the diocese, all ministry leaders are invited to attend a dinner and join in this important ongoing conversation,” said Patrick Donovan, Executive Director of the diocesan Leadership Institute, which is sponsoring the event.

“We also look forward to the thoughts of internationally known speaker Charlotte McCorquodale, who will discuss how the learning process has changed and how we can be more effective at engaging those we are called to serve,” he said.

Dr. McCorquodale is an international educator, researcher, and consultant for the fields of lay ecclesial ministry, certification standards, youth ministry, and e-learning.

Donovan said the meeting will also offer an update on the progress of Bishop Caggiano’s Invitation to Lifelong Faith Formation and how the diocese is working to meet the needs of our parishes.

Other topics that will be introduced by diocesan leaders and program directors include:

• Safe Environments (Erin Neil)
• Communication Policies and Best Practices (John Grosso)
• The Face of Prayer 2.0 (Emma Ryder)
• Catechetical Formation and Parent Outreach (Rose Talbot-Babey)
• The future of Convivio and High School Apostles (Jess Nayden)
• New Liturgical Norms for the Diocese of Bridgeport
• Ministry with and for Seniors

About Dr. McCorquodale: She has worked professionally in youth ministry for the past 30 years, and for the past 13 years has served as a consultant, researcher, and trainer for universities, dioceses, non-profits and for-profits.

Charlotte McCorquodale has a PhD in Human Resource Education and Workforce Development from Louisiana State University. She has served as an e-learning consultant and trainer since 2000 for Ministry Training Source, an organization she co-founded. She received an e-learning certificate at the 2007 Training Conference and Expo and is a national certified trainer for 4MAT Business Learning Theory.

For the past 20 years, she has trained audiences from 15 people to 500 in face-to-face and virtual settings. In April and May of 2015, she led the development and instructional design of an international Massively Open Online Course for ministry professionals. The MOOC had over 1100 people registered from 15 countries and 6 continents. The goal of the MOOC was helping to form communities of practice who share a common ministry context or focus.

Anyone who works with young people or adults, sacraments or liturgical ministries is welcome to attend. To register, please email