Welcome to the 2013 CHA Governance Conference
Trustees, board directors, sponsors and senior executive staff of Catholic health, aged care and human service organisations are the guardians and stewards of the healing ministry of Jesus.
Following on from the success of our 2011 Governance Conference, Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is pleased to invite these guardians and stewards to an important gathering to continue our examination of how Catholic organisations are governed now and into the future.
Catholic Health Australia's two-day conference, themed "Stewards of the Mission", is being held at Sydney's famous Manly beach. It will explore the evolving governance structures of health and human service organisations within the Catholic Church in Australia, and especially look ahead to the next 10 years and seek to provide valuable opportunities to consider how those organisations will develop over that period.
The conference will hear from speakers who include leaders from within the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, the Catholic health and aged care community, the Catholic social service and Catholic education sectors, as well as experienced experts in governing and running Catholic organisations.
We are very excited to be able to announce that His Excellency Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, will attend and address the gathering. Canon lawyer Sr Mary Wright, IVBM, of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, will also share her wisdom with conference delegates.
The conference is suited to lay, religious and clergy alike who work in or are interested in the governance of small or large Catholic human service organisations. The conference is particularly relevant to those working in Catholic services beyond the boundaries of health and aged care.
Please join us in Manly on April 15 and 16, 2013. As stewards of this very important mission, our time together is sure to be a helpful tool as we look ahead to the next 10 years of governance and leadership.
-- Martin Laverty, Catholic Health Australia CEO
To read the discussion paper that informed conference proceedings, click here.
Click on the links below to access copies of the PowerPoint presentations of speakers at the conference:
Sr Annette Cunliffe
Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski
Fr Joe Parkinson
Fr Gerry Arbuckle
Fr Noel Connolly
Sr Mary Wright
Br John Henry Thornber
Panel Session One
Panel Session Two