Religion, Spiritual Development

Leadership Roundtable

aka National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management

Washington, DC


The mission of Leadership Roundtable is to promote excellence and best practices in the management, finances, and human resource development of the Catholic Church, through the greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity.

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Ms. Kimberley Smolik

Main Address

415 Michigan Ave NE Ste 275

Washington, DC 20017 USA


Catholic, Church, Management, Leadership, Best Practices, Standards for Excellence, Church Management





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies, Associations (X03)

Management & Technical Assistance (X02)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

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Many Roman Catholic Church leaders are taught philosophy and theology, but also need to know pastoral management in order to effectively serve the Catholic population and its mission. Leadership Roundtable offers its services to Church leaders in parishes, dioceses, seminaries, religious orders, and other Catholic institutions. We partner with Church leaders to promote best practices in management to create a healthier, more vibrant faith experience for Catholics today.

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Toolbox for Pastoral Management

Standards for Excellence

Catholic Leadership 360

ESTEEM (Engaging Students to Enliven the Ecclesial Mission)

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The mission of Leadership Roundtable promote best practices and accountability in the management, finances, communications, and human resource development of the Catholic Church in the U.S., including greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity.

Leadership Roundtable's strategy to fulfill its mission and realize its vision is simple and twofold. We work in partnership with Church leaders to:
1. Properly adapt the best temporal leadership and management practices available from the private sectors to the Church environment as well as identifying and spreading best practices in the areas of management, finance, communications, and Human Resources that are already working within Catholic parishes, dioceses, and other institutions.

2. Incorporating proper temporal leadership and management education and training experiences into the formation of Church leaders.

Leadership Roundtable is an organization of clergy, religious, and laity offering their expertise to improve the finances, management, communications, and human resources of the Catholic Church in the United States. By strengthening the Church's temporal affairs, its pastors, religious, lay ministers, and volunteers can more effectively and faithfully focus on its mission: caring for all God's people.
The organization collaborates with a number of other Catholic groups including NACPA, NFPC, Seton Hall University, the USCCB, and Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale, as well as secular organizations including the Standards for Excellence Institute and the Center for Creative Leadership.

Thanks to its staff and consultants, we have worked in 76% of dioceses in the United States. In addition to our programs and consulting, the organization hosts an annual gathering for promoting innovative ideas and best practices in pastoral management and also manages two annual special meetings for bishops at the Mid-Atlantic Congress and the Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference.

Leadership Roundtable employs 8 full-time staff members and multiple project managers to advance its mission. Its board is national in scope and it consistently performs engagements and holds events throughout the U.S.

Leadership Roundtable looks to engage 10 new dioceses or Catholic institutions on best practices in pastoral management in 2018.

By the end of 2017, 76% of dioceses (of the 197 total) have engaged with Leadership Roundtable in some capacity. The long-term goal remains 100%.

In addition to the fact that we have reached 76% of U.S. dioceses in some manner since our beginning in 2005, we are most proud of the cultural shift we have promoted among Church leaders who now recognize the need for best practices in pastoral management. Moving ahead, we look forward to serving more Church leaders and continuing to implement our Six-Stage Model in Pastoral Management that helps dioceses and other Catholic institutions make lasting change in its pastoral management practices. We also look forward to developing new relationships with Catholics who are interested investing in our mission to help the Catholic Church.

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Leadership Roundtable

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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