NCCL Leadership and You

Denise UtterBlog, NCCL Board of Directors

You’ve heard more than once this year that NCCL is a membership organization. If you attended the 2019 annual convocation you may have seen the infographic below that shared how the leadership of the organization … Read More

Adaptive Leadership

Denise UtterBlog, NCCL Board of Directors

Adaptive Leadership, a few thoughts from Denise Utter. Leadership is energizing a community of people toward their own transformation in order to accomplish a shared mission in the face of a changing world. ~ Tod … Read More


Denise UtterBlog, NCCL Board of Directors

The primary function of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) is to support its members who are catechetical professionals in parishes, dioceses, publishing houses, academia, and ministry partnerships throughout the nation…

…Most of us, in some way or fashion, are tasked with supporting, facilitating, or making disciples – i.e. fulfilling the exacting task of evangelization. This, however, is not NCCL’s primary concern. The organization does not exist to minister. It exists to support ministry professionals in those things that improve ministry professionalism, overall competence, and quality. This is an important distinction that we must be cognizant of in every initiative we undertake. With this in mind, as the Board recrafted NCCL’s committee structure, the following driving questions motivated the creation of these new committees:

Professional development
How are we (NCCL) growing members so they’re effective in their mission?

How are we (NCCL) getting members involved so the organization is sustainable and vibrant?

Resource development
How are we (NCCL) developing resources that are useful and relevant to the field?

Mission Effectiveness
How are we (NCCL) ensuring our operations and outcomes are current and cutting-edge, and that we are communicating and serving our membership, so that we are growing ministry leaders who can effectively advance the Church’s mission to make disciples?

NCCL wants to grow and equip leaders. As your Board of Directors, we want you to be a part of it. We hope that you recognize that every NCCL member has a vital role to play in our shared success.

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