2012-12-01 GENERAL HOUSE

Animation and government of the Marist works

The International Commission of New Models of  Animation, Administration and Government met in the General House in Rome, from 12 to 15 November. Those taking part were : M. Marco Cândido, of « Rio Grande do Sul » ; Br Víctor Preciado, Councillor and Econome General; Br Michael Green, from the Province of Sydney; Br Gabriel Villa-Real Tapias, from the Province of l’Hermitage ; Br John Klein, Councillor Général ; Br João Carlos do Prado, of the Secretariat of Mission, and Mrs Maureen Cleary, of Governance & Management PTY LTD, Australia, as « critical friend ».

The objectives of the meeting were to define the aim of the Commission project and to analyse the business proposals of the ‘Counselling’ consultants, as well as the work agenda for the next few years, in order to guarantee the participation of the Administrative Units.

Reflecting on the subject of the animation and government of the Marist works  constitutes an important challenge for the Institute. The 21st General Chapter invites us to set out for a « new land », something which also means evaluating our structures of animation, administration and government, at all levels.

The Commission’s next meeting will be held in February with the General Council. On that occasion the work proposal will be presented. It is planned to commence the project during the first semester of 2013.


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