The Benedictine Development Symposium is comprised of religious and lay men and women who work in the area of development. It connects people with one another to provide resources and networking among the participants. With many religious communities getting smaller in numbers, the need to come together with our peers becomes increasingly more important - especially with those whose ministry is in the Benedictine world. The symposium is carefully planned to meet the needs of all participants no matter their level in development. Workshops and addresses are designed to assist the “rookie” and the “veteran”.