Just as any other organization, a monastic community needs to develop a strategy, that is formulate a vision, establish a course of action to achieve a

set of goals and make sure these are implemented and verified. More often than not these processes are spontaneous and based on assumptions.


There are simple and efficient guidelines for the process of common listening and discernment required to develop a strategy truly in touch with reality. This module introduces to these guidelines through practical exercises that can be easily applied to the monastic environment.