March 6-8, 2023 | Green Hill, Hyattsville, MD

Join us for this year’s New Leader Workshop at Green Hill in Hyattsville, MD! Designed specifically for those new to leadership in their religious communities, this workshop will feature opportunities to explore some of the most pressing concerns leaders of religious communities deal with. Join us for overviews on safeguarding, formation, finance, personnel, eldercare, canon and civil law, among other topics. Connect with partners who can help you with your leadership ministry, and network with other new leaders who are facing similar challenges!

Registration Options & Deadlines:

  • Commuter Registration:
    • Workshop
    • Lodging on your own
    • Registration closes on February 24 at 12:00 pm ET
  • Online Registration:
    • Select workshop sessions
    • Registration closes on February 24 at 12:00 pm ET

Click here to register

Workshop Topics


We are looking forward to hearing from CMSM team members and topical experts on the following topics during this year’s New Leader Workshop: safeguarding, formation, finance, personnel, eldercare, canon and civil law.

Daily Breakdown

  • Monday – CMSM overview, Leadership
  • Tuesday – Safeguarding, Canon Law, Civil Law, and Finances
  • Wednesday – Vocation, Formation, and Wellness

There is more information below about the daily schedules during the New Leader Workshop. 


12 pm – Check In and Lunch

1 pm – Welcome and Introductions 

2pm – What is CMSM? 

2:30pm – 10 in 30

3:30pm – What did I wish I knew? 

4:45pm – Mass

6:30pm – Dinner

8:30am – Mass 

9am – Welcome back and check-in

9:30am – Safeguarding Standards/Policies

10:30am – Safeguarding Leadership

11am – NRRO Introduction

11:05am – Eldercare 

12pm – Lunch

1pm -Welcome back/processing

1:30pm – Canon Law 

2:30pm – Civil Law 

3:30pm – RCRI Introduction

3:35pm – Finance 

4:30pm – Check-in 

4:45pm – Mass

6pm – Dinner

8:30am – Mass 

9am – Check-in  

9:30am – NRVC Introduction

9:35am – Vocation 

10am – RFC Introduction

10am – Formation

10:30am – Personnel 

11:30pm – Wellness 

12:30pm – Synthesis/Processing

1pm – Lunch/End



For the Preferred Registration option, lodging has been arranged at the College Park Marriott & Conference Center. The nightly room rate is included in your registration fee. You do not need to book your own hotel room unless you register for the Commuter Registration option.

  • Hotel check-in on March 6 begins at 4:00 pm
    • The Workshop begins on March 6 at 12:30 pm at Green Hill. We suggest arriving directly to Green Hill and checking in to the hotel after dinner on Monday evening.
  • Hotel check-out on March 8 is at 12:00 pm


The NLW will start on Monday, March 6 with lunch at 12:30 pm and conclude Wednesday, March 8 after lunch (approximately 1:00 pm).


We look forward to seeing you. If you have any questions, please reach out to Greta David, Director of Communications, at or (240) 394-1851.