The Institute for Priests and Presbyterates' Mentor
Training Program trains seasoned pastors who have been chosen
by their diocese to help recently ordained priests, newly appointed
pastors and newly arrived international priests transition
into their new ministry experiences.
A well-trained mentor introduces the mentee to his
new role and helps him avoid unnecessary obstacles, as well
as connects him with those who can assist in his
Training is conducted periodically at Saint Meinrad or can
be scheduled for presentation within your diocese.
The goals of the training are to:
- Help mentors understand their role
- Assist mentors in recognizing the distinctive aspects of
mentoring, compared to other relationships, such as coaching,
counseling and spiritual direction
- Define mentoring and the mentoring relationship
- Provide the background for a successful mentoring
What You'll Learn
Topics covered in the training program include:
- Empathic listening
- Reflections on pastoring
- Modeling proactive vs. reactive behaviors
- Case studies and role-playing
Initial training begins at $3,000 for a cohort of 6-12 mentors.
Price includes travel. Final cost may be higher depending upon
travel expenses incurred.
The Institute recommends follow-up training be provided for your
mentors about six to eight months into the process. Follow-up
training begins at $1,500, which includes travel.
Cost for follow-up training varies based upon the
diocese's needs and requests.
Contact the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates for
your diocese's personalized quote and to schedule training for your
See pp. 16-17 of our Resource for Diocesan
Directors of Mentor Programs
Scheduling Training for Your Mentors
To schedule training in your diocese, contact us:
By phone: (800) 357-8477
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Website: online inquiry form