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Winning Hearts and Minds Through Impactful Communication – Week One

July 30, 2023 @ 8:00 am - August 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Our Journey of Learning and Self-Discovery …

Week One

“Reflecting on this day, I am thankful for the journey.  The knowledge I am gaining and the transformative gift that is molding me into a more confident person.”      Sr Jantana Jantorn, Thailand


After a three-year hiatus, we were delighted to welcome sisters and lay mission partners to Restful Waters for the “Winning Hearts and Minds Through Impactful Communication” – a training programme on effective communication and essentials of leadership.  This three-week initiative, running from 30 July to 20 August 2023, is the culmination of nine months of meticulous planning.  Crafted to include workshops on Grant Proposal Writing, Monitoring and Evaluation, Leadership, as well as prayer, living in an international community, networking, experiencing Good Shepherd partnership in action, and most importantly fostering relationships.


PROGRAMME OVERVIEW:  The programme consists of four distinct segments.

  1. Setting the Context: The Good Shepherd Community Perspective.  Delving into the leadership of our Foundress, St Mary Euphrasia, her leadership styles and her KPIs.

  1. Leadership Skills: (a) Essentials of People Leadership and (b) Meeting of the Minds – Communicate, Connect and Collaborate.

  1. Technical Proficiency: (a) Grant Proposal Writing, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, (b) Delivering Impactful Presentations, (c) Conducting Effective Training, (d) Mastering Minutes of Meeting and Business Writing.

  1. Fostering Community: Immersing in international community living, communal prayer, fostering bonds through excursions and celebrations with Good Shepherd Mission Partners.


Thirteen sisters and lay mission partners from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South West India, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Taiwan.  Intentionally keeping the group size small has yielded advantages.  Participants were able to learn, connect, bond, and foster closer   relationships with one another more effectively.  Individual attention was possible and this ensured that everyone comprehends and keeps pace with the training.


For reflections by participants of their personal experiences and more photos of the activities… 

 Click link below to read the full article and view more photos

Our Journey of Learning and Self-Discovery


July 30, 2023 @ 8:00 am
August 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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