Catholic Standards For Excellence

Six Guiding Principles:

  • Mission, Vision, Strategy, and Evaluation

  • Pastoral Leadership: Pastor, Advisory Councils, Staff, and Volunteers

  • Legal Compliance and Ethics

  • Finance and Operations

  • Financial Stewardship

  • Public Life, Engagement, and Advocacy

Role Description of Archdiocese of Indianapolis Standards Consultant click here.

For a list of Archdiocese of Indianapolis Standards Consultants click here.

To learn more about the Catholic Standards for Excellence – an initiative of Leadership Roundtable in partnership with the Standards for Excellence Institute click here.

Advocacy is needed by all Catholics for "... a new culture of leadership for our church, a culture that will ... settle for nothing less than the highest professional standards in managing our church, because, as one leading Cardinal put it, 'a church for the poor should not be poorly managed.'" (Chris Lowney, in Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church, page 4.)

Matt Hayes

Project Director

Empowering Pastoral Leaders for Excellence

Consultant Resources

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