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Executive education

European Centre of Communication and Culture (ECCC) and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office to Aid the Catholic Church in Central and Eastern Europe present in Warszaw:

English Language Course

The two-week English Language Course will take place on September 2nd-19th, 2024 in Warsaw. This course is specifically designed for Church leaders: Bishops and higher Curia officials, who, due to their ongoing responsibilities, cannot be away from their faith communities for a longer period needed for the full immersion course.

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The course participants will have an opportunity to gain and broaden English language knowledge, with an emphasis on perfecting communication skills. Speaking will be the main element of the course. Moreover, the participants will have an opportunity to perfect their writing, reading and listening skills.

The course participants will be divided into groups, depending on the level of English spoken. The largely interactive classes will be taught by experienced professionals. Each participant will receive a textbook, which, together with additional materials prepared by the teachers, will allow for improving language skills in a friendly and interesting way.

Thanks to the USCCB support, participation in the course, including accommodation and meals is free of charge.

If you would like to sign up for the English course/seminar please complete the Application form.

Please note that space is limited and preference is given to the bishops and other ecclesiastical superiors, while registration for Curia officials is on a first come, first served basis.

Human Resource Management

I am pleased to inform you that the European Centre of Communication and Culture (ECCC), in cooperation with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) organises a seminar on Human Resources Management. The event will be held December 2nd-5th, 2024. This edition of the training is dedicated to Bishops and to the persons working and collaborating with bishops.

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The sessions will be conducted, among others by: Father Marek Blaza, a Jesuit, Rev. Rocco D’Ambrosio, an expert in business ethics from the Pontifical Gregorian University will outline ethical constraints and considerations of cooperation with laity, and Mr. Maciej Wiśniewski, a manager, an entrepreneur and a business coach.

 The seminar to be held in Warsaw Falenica, apart from its contents-related part, comprising the lectures and workshops, as well as a chance to have an informal conversation with the trainers, will also offer an opportunity for sharing experience or exchanging views during conversations with other course participants. They can also benefit from the moments of relaxation in our friendly environment.

The applicants admitted to our seminar will receive a confirmation by e-mail to guarantee their participation.

Owing to the USCCB kind support, the participation in the training, with accommodation and catering included, is free of charge.

Crisis Management

The workshop on Crisis Management will take place June 3rd-6th, 2024 and is dedicated to bishops, general vicars, provincials, mothers provincial, diocesan spokesmen as well as to other persons, who – owing to their position – represent the local church in its relations with the media. The activities to be performed during the workshop are supposed to help manage and overcome a crisis, as well as develop our alertness to a possible crisis.

The seminar consists of a lecture-based part, when a number of experts share their knowledge and experience. One of our distinguished speakers is father John Dardis SJ, who served as a spokesman in Dublin diocese, when the church in Ireland was facing the accusation of sexual abuse of children. Father Dardis will tell us how in a situation of a crisis we should talk to the secular world in a convincing and honest way.

In the second part of the seminar we offer practical activities; the participants will have a chance to rehearse their speeches, conversations and interviews on difficult and controversial topics in front of a video camera. The workshops are conducted by professional journalists from public and commercial media.

We extend our invitation to experienced persons, as well as those who are planning their encounters with the media.

Crisis Management

Crisis Management

Biblioteka - materials for download

This seminar, featuring dynamic and insightful speakers, will offer a fresh approach to issues identified by the social doctrine of the Church as fundamental and of crucial importance today, also in the Eastern European context.

Please find below the materials which were used during the previous seminars.


European Centre of Communication and Culture (ECCC)

Centre run by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) located in Warsaw, Poland. ECCC organizes professional training courses for different social groups of people, among others for journalists, teachers, eclesiastical and educational leaders.

Office to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe at USCCB

The Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is composed of eight bishops. Each year, the subcommittee reviews and evaluates grant applications and makes funding decisions with the assistance of its staff.