Behavioral Assessment 2 on-site workshop

Behavioral Assessment 2 on-site workshop

December 2 - 3, 2023

Workshop registration is open, register here.

This workshop builds upon the acquired skills of Behavioral Assessment I and is designed as a seminar. Because it is directed to those who have had experience in conducting assessment interviews, all participants must have taken Behavioral Assessment 1. Workshop participants are asked to come prepared with topics, discussion questions, or case studies to consider during this workshop. 

Please note this two-day workshop begins on December 2 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on December 3 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific time. Overnight accommodations are included with arrivals after 3 pm on December 1 and departures before 11 am on December 4. 

Workshop fees

Workshop fees include materials, speaker stipends, facility fees, all meals, and breaks. The workshop fee also includes overnight accommodations for 3 nights, arriving after 3:00 p.m. on December 1 and checking out by 11:00 a.m. on December 4. If you do not need overnight accommodations, please contact

NRVC member: $ 760                                   Non-member: $ 945

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Late registration

Registrations received after November 1 incur a $100 late fee. 


Cancellations for workshops must be received in writing to before November 1 to receive a full refund less a $100 processing fee.  After June 30, all fees are non-refundable. 


Reverend Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D. is a priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, OR. He has taught at both the secondary and university levels and presently teaches at Mount Angel Seminary Graduate School of Theology in Saint Benedict, Oregon. Fr. Carey holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has presented workshops in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. He is a recipient of the NRVC Harvest Award and is recognized as a Lifetime NRVC member for his significant work in service of vocation ministry.


This winter workshop will be offered at the Redemptorist Renewal Center, in Tucson, AZ. The nearest airport is Tucson (TUS) and ground transportation is available with several options.  The NRVC has long enjoyed this venue for workshops due to its beautiful dessert grounds, private rooms/bathrooms, wi-fi capacity, and hospitality. 


Eucharistic Liturgy for workshop participants will be offered each day at 7:30 am in the Chapel. Each workshop includes communal prayer. 

Financial assistance available

To assist NRVC members with their professional development, the Misericordia Scholarship Fund is available. Scholarship funds can be applied to NRVC workshops; however, they do not cover the cost of transportation, accommodations, meals, or personal expenses. If you need financial assistance to attend an NRVC workshop, please apply here

Workshop terms and conditions

Please read our NRVC terms and conditions for all events and programs.

I found this workshop helpful and practical. I found most helpful the practical examples and being able to address real-life situations. I also liked the leadership styles survey. Fr. Ray was attentive to each and every participant and tended to each of our case studies. 

--Sr. Bea Tiboldi, O.P. 

I found this to be a very helpful follow-up from Behavioral Assessment I. It was useful both in learning new skills/approaches and in affirming evaluative methods I have already been implementing.

--Br. Nicholas Romeo, OFM Conv.

Fr. Ray has a deep love for the Church and its mission, he emphasizes the quality of members,  not quantity. This workshop reinforces the need to always give respect to the candidate's dignity and sacred story.
--Sr. Telesia Mulipola, S.M.S.M.

For me, it was really an experience of congruence of my vocation ministry with my social work skills. I loved going deeper into the experience of assessments and building on our real-life experiences. I left feeling like I was on the right track and now even more prepared. I really enjoyed this more in-depth exploration of assessment and thinking about the skills needed to live religious life and how one differentiates between areas a person has the potential for growth and change and when it really isn't a good fit.

--Sr. Stephanie Spandl, SSND

Workshops are designed from the NRVC curriculum for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the complex theological, spiritual, psycho-sexual, ethical, and diversity issues often present in contemporary vocation ministry. NRVC recommends that vocation ministers participate in ongoing educational opportunities to attend to their own vocation, faith formation, and to further develop their professional competencies. 

Questions about Winter workshops?

Please contact Sr. Dina Bato, S.P. at

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