9. Michael Brough talks Leadership

This week we are joined by Michael Brough, Director of Strategic Engagement for the Leadership Roundtable.  The Leadership Roundtable promotes best practices and accountability in the Church. They bring expertise in the management, finances, communications, and human resources development. They are also a strong supporter of incorporating the expertise of the laity in the Church. Michael and I talk about the Roundtable’s work on many levels including dioceses, parishes, schools and Catholic organizations.

We will also talk about the Roundtable’s annual meeting at the end of June in Orlando which is a prelude to the USCCB’s Convocation of Leaders meeting to be held that same week.

Michael Brough works with senior Catholic executives and Church leaders to promote best practices in Church management and leadership. He developed Leadership Roundtable’s Catholic Standards for Excellence program. Michael is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership to deliver the Catholic Leadership 360 assessment and development tool.

Michael offers 26 years of professional ministry in the Catholic Church.  He has worked with and trained lay ecclesial ministers and priests in dioceses across the United States and twelve different countries. Michael has also served as a consultant to Catholic nonprofits, boards, foundations, and other institutions. Previously, he was executive director of RENEW International. Michael began his career as an educator in Catholic High Schools and for SCIAF (Caritas Scotland).

Michael received his MA in Social Anthropology from St Andrews University, Scotland and his Masters of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans. He has qualifications in clinical and pastoral counseling and education.

Michael is from Edinburgh, Scotland and now lives in New Jersey, with his wife and their three daughters.

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