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Promoting and Preparing for the Pope:
Faith, Logistics, Economics, Security, and Legal Considerations

Thursday, March 19, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The World Meeting of Families draws a global audience. This September, this global audience will come to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection! According to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, when the Seventh World Meeting of Families was held in Milan in 2012, 153 nations were represented, 350,000 attended the Feast of Testimonies and more than one million participated in the Mass celebrated by the Holy Father.

 

With millions of dollars in economic impact on the line, planning and orchestration of a flawless week of activities is a must.  Everything from financing, transportation issues, housing, security, communications, erection of structures, volunteer management and planning for possible weather-related problems are just a few of the multitude of issues facing the organizers.

 

The success of The World Meeting of Families requires thoughtful planning which takes into account both the obvious, and possibly unexpected issues facing the Meeting, as well as the "what if" scenarios to deal with unforeseen contingencies and surprises which may affect the success or failure of the event.

 

The ability to organize, coordinate and plan for unforeseen contingencies is a leadership challenge of biblical proportions.  This module is designed for current and emerging public and private leaders, as well as those who are interested in understanding how public and private leaders prepare for a global event, the importance of a clear plan and vision, as well as the importance of communications, coordination and teamwork.  

 

In cooperation with the Delaware County Bar Association, Attorneys who attend the program will earn 2 CLE Credits (2 Substantive) and Accountants who attend will earn 2 CPE Credits (2 Other). 

 

Cost: $49 includes all program materials
FREE for Neumann students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents
FREE for employees of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and volunteers for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

 

PANELISTS:

Dr. Mary Beth Yount
Director of Content and Programming for the World Meeting of Families
Philadelphia 2015

Donna Crilley Farrell
Executive Director, World Meeting of Families
Philadelphia 2015

Jay Devine
Vice Chair, Communications and Marketing Committee, World Meeting of Families
Philadelphia 2015

 

Danielle McNichol
General Counsel, World Meeting of Families
Philadelphia 2015

 

 


 

Polarization in Politics: Building Consensus and Civility

Thursday, February 19, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

One of the striking developments in American politics is the rapid ideological polarization between the political parties.  Some argue that the past 15 years have produced starker party differences in Congress than at any time since the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which has led to a growing unwillingness by legislators to compromise with the other side of the aisle.

 

When people are practicing civility as a common norm, they practice polite behavior which helps to develop social harmony and improved communications. However, if the objectives are no compromise and polarization, then incivility might be serving a leader’s purpose.  In today’s political landscape, the most attractive political party candidates are those that can attract money for their candidacy, not necessarily the candidates most representative of the electorate center.

 

What effect has this growing incivility had on the current crop of national and local legislators?  Do people want leaders to fall on their swords based on principle and polarization?  Or are compromise, civility and consensus the objectives?

 

This module will focus on ethical leaders, the challenges they face, avenues to success, and tools necessary to be an ethical leader, as well as help to generate an awareness of civility as a cultural norm and inspire attendees to enhance their ethical and visionary leadership skills.

 

Cost: $49 includes all program materials

 

In cooperationn with the Delaware County Bar Association, Attorneys who attend the program will earn 2CLE Credits (2 Substantive) and Accountants who attend will earn 2 CPE Credits (2 Other). 

 

 

PRESENTERS:


Congressman Ryan A. Costello
PA - Sixth District

State Representative Margo Davidson

PA - 164th Legislative District

Rohan K. Hepkins
Mayor, Borough of Yeadon


Dr. G. Terry Madonna
Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs
Franklin and Marshall College

Senator Tom McGarrigle
PA - 26th Legislative District


State Representative Jamie Santora

PA - 163rd Legislative District

 

 

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