Archive for October 14th, 2016
Australia court says bishop to face charges he hid sex abuse / Associated Press
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Catholic Bishops, Clergy Sexual Abuse, Voice of the Faithful on October 14, 2016
A Roman Catholic archbishop in Australia on Friday (Oct. 14) failed for a second time to stop a criminal prosecution against him over allegations he covered up for a pedophile priest in the 1970s.
“Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson, 66, was charged in April last year with concealing serious child sexual abuse in 1971. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge, which carries a potential two-year prison sentence.
“New South Wales state Supreme Court Justice Monika Schmidt on Friday (Oct. 14) rejected Wilson’s bid to have the charge dropped.
“The judge dismissed his appeal against a court decision in February to not stop the proceedings. That decision ruled that elements of the charge may be able to be proved.
“Schmidt rejected the argument of Wilson’s lawyers that the original court erred in finding the charge was valid.”
By Associated Press on Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.
Harvard leadership expert to speak at Voice of the Faithful event
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Voice of the Faithful on October 14, 2016
Internationally recognized leadership expert and Harvard Kennedy School scholar Ronald Heifetz will speak at a Voice of the Faithful event, “Adaptive Leadership: Making Leadership Work,” about principles of adaptive leadership he has used to counsel governments, businesses and organizations around the world.
A dynamic and captivating speaker, Heifetz is the original spokesperson for “adaptive leadership” and the inevitable pains it brings in the pursuit of transformative birth. He is much in demand in his capacity as a founder of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership and a cofounder of Cambridge Leadership Associates, which consults to corporate, nonprofit and public sectors worldwide.
Heifetz’s talk will take place 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at the Wellesley Country Club, 300 Wellesley Ave., Wellesley Hills, Mass. Refreshments will be served following the talk and audience Q&A.
Admission is $35 per person; $50 for two; and two people bringing a friend will be admitted for $60. Space is limited. Anyone interested may reserve seats online by clicking this Donate to VOTF form, filling in the Amount ($) for the number of seats requested and writing HEIFETZ and the number of seats requested in the comment box. Those who would like to make reservations by check can write HEIFETZ on the memo line and send their check in time to be received by the Friday before the event to VOTF, P.O. Box 423, Newton, MA 02464.
Heifetz’ first book, Leadership without Easy Answers, has become a classic in the field and is among the 10 most assigned course books at Harvard and Duke universities. He is coauthor of a best-selling go-to book for leaders, Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading, and coauthor of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World, a book for practicing leadership in the field.
Heifetz’ research focuses on 1.) creating a conceptual foundation for the study of leadership; 2.) creating teaching, training , and consulting methods for leadership practice; and 3.) building adaptive capacity of organizations and societies. His courses on leadership at Harvard draw students from throughout Harvard’s graduate schools and neighboring universities.
A graduate of Columbia University, Harvard Medical School and the Kennedy School, Heifetz trained in psychiatry before devoting himself to the study of leadership in public affairs and business.
Click here to download a PDF flyer for the event …
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