Dos & Don’ts of Management: GIVEN Academy with Mary Elise Kadar
January 26, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST| $25.00 – $30.00
Managing a team brings different challenges and opportunities than contributing individually, and management quality can make or break an organization’s ability to retain talent that achieves its mission. In this session, Mary Elise Kadar will share “dos” and “don’ts” of managing a team, practical skills to help you develop, support and optimize your team as a manager.
For the first time, you can attend GIVEN Academy either online or in-person at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC! In-person attendance includes early access to the Shrine, prayer with the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and veneration of Saint John Paul II’s relic, and a networking reception before the presentation. Both in-person and online attendance include Q&A with Mary Elise, a resource notebook on the presentation topic, and access to the session recording after attending.
About the Presenter
Mary Elise (Zellmer) Kadar is a consultant who works with Catholic organizations, businesses, and non-profits in the areas of organizational management, recruiting, evangelization strategy, maximizing results, employee trainings, and conquering challenges. She offers a wealth of institutional knowledge and experience based on her work in many dimensions of the Catholic and non-profit world. She attended the 2019 GIVEN Forum.
Before starting MEZ Management LLC, Mary Elise has held a variety of roles, serving most recently as Chief of Staff for the Archdiocese of New York’s Development Department where she worked as the right hand of the Executive Director, overseeing personnel management, budgeting, recruiting and training, drafting official Archdiocesan communications, and vendor contracts for the 40-person office.
Mary Elise began her career at the Archdiocese of NY in 2012 with the Office of Young Adult Outreach, where she helped build what is today the largest diocesan young adult outreach program in the world. As Assistant Director, she worked across the archdiocese with bishops, pastors, archdiocesan offices and parish staff to grow the program from supporting 13 parish groups to 115, and from one monthly event to events almost every day.
Before working for the Archdiocese of NY, she was the Director of Development for the Eastern Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. She previously served for a year as a Salesian Lay Missioner in Rwanda. In her free time, she co-founded Spark4Change Rwanda, an international N.G.O., which has supported the education of 54 Rwandan children in need thus far. Mary Elise holds a MS in Church Management from Villanova University and a BA in Theology and Communications from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, Graham, their son, and one more baby on the way.