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My prayer and expectations as I begin this Module.

Module 3 – Leadership for Mission – 9-15 November 2018

Sr. Placid in a lovely Indian dance of prayer to Our Lady for our Contemplative Space
A key resource: learning from one another’s congregational leadership experiences
even teatime is consultation time.
Learning how to tkae up our role from ‘Difret’ – analyzing from the 4 domains
Fr. Aniede Okure, op of African Faith and Justice Network giving us a disturbing picture of what is happening to our continent of Africa.
Sr.Eucharia, sndn sharing experiences of women religious doing advocacy work in Africa.
Graduates receiving the PDCL kitenge – being ‘clothed’ as faith-filled leaders for mission!
Carry your candle…light up the world!

My prayer as I move on skilled and empowered for my mission.

Bro. Tom Kearney, cfc Tangaza Principal handing out the certificates to the graduates.


Modules, praxis events, base groups, learning summaries…we made it!


The first batch of 21 PDCL graduates with Tangaza principal and CLM facilitators.
Facilitators with guest resource persons, Fr. Okure and Sr. Eucharia.

The modules were also a time of bonding, making new friends, partners in mission.


After Module 3, the way forward? Some called to be Associates? Yearly updating sessions?


A fitting close to a full week…cultural evening to dance and sing and celebrate!

Action-Reflection Weekend October 2017

April Module 1 Participants for the sharing of Learning Summaries

The joy of meeting base groups once more
Sharing Learning Summaries
With the PDCL staff

Module 1 August 2017, in Pictures

Second section of module 1: The Leader Within. 35 Sisters from 20 Congregations participated.

An intergenerational, intercultural group of women religious congregation leaders
Module 1 on ‘The Leader Within’ Participants – 35 Sisters from 20 Congregations
Learning from one another’s experience as Congregational leaders is extremely enlightening and enriching. Together we grow.
Learning skills as well as growing in self-knowledge to harness our potential to inspire and enable women-for-mission in our congregations
Taking time for the Contemplative Space
Naming my commitments as I move on after the Session.
Sister-to-Sister bonding, sharing and supporting

Module 1 April 2017, in Pictures

First section of module 1: The Leader Within

Group picture just had to be underneath the hundred-year-old tree!
Attending the session as a Provincial Council together helps us to have a common ‘language’ to do our work.
Situating the fundamental elements of our charism in our Charism Tree
Getting feedback on our work.
Role playing a praxis event
Learning from one another’s experience through role-playing
Sharing ‘overnight thoughts’ from yesterday’s learnings
Becoming self-aware of how I have been living my role as a leader
How does my belonging to a particular generation affect my leadership style?
What is power and authority like in the African context?
Evaluating and planning at the day’s end
A leader’s hands ready ‘to wash the feet’ of my Sisters in service
Carry your candle…seek out the hopeless

Preparing to offer Developing the Leader Within

In February 2017, the facilitators for Developing the Leader Within, Module 1 of the Certificate in the Practice of Organizational Leadership (CPOL), gathered for their final preparations and to present the course materials to each other.

Sr Margaret on Transformating Experience Framework
St Alice on Power & Authority
Working in teams for the presentations
Sr Alem
Sr. Bernadette
Part of the Facilitators’ Team


Module 2 – August 2018 – Creating a Faith-filled Congregational Culture

Participants from Module 1 in 2017 came to attend Module 2 after working on Praxis Events and submitting Learning Summaries. They also came together in Base Groups and attended an Action-Reflection Session sharing their Praxis Events and learning much from each other

What this plant symbolizes for me…
Learning about the SDGs and Sisters’ contribution to them.
Learning tools
Analyzing an Event in the 4 domains
Growing in self-awareness as a Leader
Generational Leadership
The calls I experienced from this Module…
Sharing my commitments at the end of the Module.
What I carry home with me…
Forgiveness & compassion in an organization
Learning from one another’s leadership experiences
Areas of growth as a Leader…
Time for the contemplative space
Cultural night…dance, dance, dance
Cultural night – look who’s dressed as an African woman!

Module 2 – Creating a Faith-filled Congregational Culture – April 2019


PDCL in 2021 Crosses the Borders to Tanzania and Uganda!

Maiden PDCL Module in Arusha, Tanzania
Closing ritual and send-off.
Taking precautions with masks while attending the Modules
Making my commitment after the Module
Joyful participants of the first PDCL Module in Uganda
Opening ritual of the Module in Arusha