Saturday, February 9 the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross hosted a workshop on The Managerial Challenges in the Governance of Pontifical Universities and Institutes: Reflections on the Example of the Marist Brothers. The event, inspired by the work of the Program of Church Management (PCM), was organized by the Conference of Rectors of the Roman Pontifical Universities and Institutes (CRUIPRO) in collaboration with PCM and the MCE Research Centre. Dozens of participants from the various Pontifical institutes attended, including rectors, general secretaries, bursars, and deans.
The workshop opened with a presentation by Br. Libardo Garzón (General Bursar of the Marist Brothers) and Luca Olivari (LUISS Business School, PCM, Advisor to the Marist Brothers) illustrating the managerial restructuring in the global Marist Brothers organization, especially in the area of education. The presentation was followed by two interactive sessions that sparked discussion and ideas for application to strategically renew the management and coordination of the Roman Pontifical universities. At the end of the workshop the participants expressed their appreciation for the event and their desire for further opportunities for collaboration to better address the managerial challenges their institutions are facing. To facilitate follow-up and effective implementation of the action items, PCM is preparing a video summary of the main sessions.