20% Discount will be given when more than 5 applicants
from the same congregation apply for this course.

The aim of the course is to train Consecrated persons in the realm of Leadership. This requires being endowed and flanked with the psychospiritual, group dynamics and various Leadership skills that are touchstones in the course. The course is enriched by a balance between lectures and workshops.

At the end of the course, the participants will have the experience of a half-day spiritual retreat in order to ponder further on the creative and important aspects of spirituality in the realm of modern leadership.


Applications close at noon on 12th April 2023


  • Solemn /Perpetual Professed Consecrated persons.

Target Audience Age: 18+

Leadership Skills  

Taking care of oneself and knowing oneself well is crucial to be an effective leader.  Hence the importance of Intrapersonal skills.  However, we do not live in a vacuum, so having the right interpersonal skills is a huge asset to be able to lead people in the best and most effective way possible.  

Psycho-spiritual journey 

 Christian Leadership is precisely Christian, i.e., Christ-like. Our leadership is modelled on Christ, ‘who emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant’, (Phil 2:7).  His authority communicates integrity.  His leadership unfolds in unity with the other members of the Trinitarian Community.  He is mistakenly judged to be asleep during the storm, while in fact, He is the one most awake.  His awareness offers a serving authority that challenges, heals, encourages and exposes; away from the need to dominate, impose or dishearten.     

Our course will be taking us on an interactive psycho-spiritual journey to get a feel of what Christian leadership is all about.   It will touch on core human values, as foundation stones on which this leadership holds firm.  

 Group dynamics  

 An essential part of leadership is understanding how groups work. Community living, pastoral ministry, and other pastoral environments often ask for a better knowledge of how teams work, how organisations develop over time, and how people interact with each other in a community or group. Group dynamics, structure, roles and development will thus be the main focus of this session.  

Wednesdays from 16:15 – 19:15


Session Title

Name of Lecturer

19th April

Psycho-Spiritual Dimension in Consecrated Life  especially from the aspect of Leadership – Part 1

Rev. Charlie Said, Sdb

26th April

Group Dynamics in the context of leadership in consecrated life

Rev. Frankie Cini, Mssp

3rd May

Leadership skills and Avoiding Burn Out – Part1

Guest Speakers

10th May

Psycho-Spiritual Dimension in Consecrated Life  especially from the aspect of Leadership – Part 2

Rev. Charlie Said, Sdb

17th May

Leadership skills and Avoiding Burn Out – Part 2

Guest Speakers

24th May

Psycho-Spiritual Dimension in Consecrated Life  especially from the aspect of Leadership – Part 3

Rev. Charlie Said, Sdb

31st May

Leadership skills and Avoiding Burn Out – Part 3

Guest Speakers



Rev. Colin Sammut, OFM Conv.

Concluding with a half-day retreat on a Saturday.

The date and venue will be discussed and decided together with the participants


This course has two exit certificate options: 

  1. Certificate of Attendance

To obtain a Certificate of Attendance, students must attend a minimum of 80% contact hours for this course. 

   2. Certificate of Achievement 

To obtain a Certificate of Achievement, students must: 

      • attend a minimum of 80% contact hours

      • & successfully complete a written assignment.


Attendance: minimum 80% to receive a certificate

Teaching and Awarding Institution:
 Pastoral Formation Institute

Qualifications: Every application will be considered on its individual merits. The Pastoral Formation Institute accepts a wide range of qualifications, and we always try to judge applications on the basis of academic potential. We do consider a very wide range of academic, vocational, and professional qualifications, as well as work and other appropriate experiences and skills.

Language: Proficient in Maltese.

Digital Competences: Computer literate (how to access the internet and use a word processor).