Workshop for Treasurers or members of Provincial Treasurer’s offices
From January 27 to the 31st, the General Treasurer’s team offered a workshop for 19 participants (15 Jesuits + 4 lay associates) representing all six Jesuit Conferences. Fr. Charles Lasrado, who facilitated the proceedings, explains:
“Each one of the 94 administrative units (Conferences, Provinces, Regions, and Missions) in the Society of Jesus has a treasurer. The Society considers it important that those who are missioned to this sensitive job are well trained and cognizant of the Norms of the Society concerning Poverty, and familiar with its directives on Temporal Administration. Therefore, the General Treasurer’s office conducts a five-day workshop for new Jesuit Treasurers and their associates.
The workshop includes a review of the Instruction on the Administration of Goods (IAG), procedures on how to deal with the General Curia, and how to deal with practical matters arising from the role of treasurer. Participants get an exposure to the global nature of the Society, its Mission and a broad overview on addressing financial issues.”