NDDI is an intensive combination of onsite and online training and support
for new diocesan youth ministry leaders, offered annually.

The NDDI Class of 2018

The NDDI Class of 2018

Program Goals

As part of its mission to educate, train, and support diocesan leadership, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry sponsors an annual institute for new diocesan leaders in youth and young adult ministry. NDDI programming includes introduction to national Catholic church resources, training in management skills, insight into personal spiritual development, as well as ongoing visioning and planning.

Who Can Attend?

This training experience is designed for any diocesan leaders who have served in diocesan youth and/or young adult ministry or related areas for fewer than three years.


The 2019 event will be held April 29 - May 2, 2019 at Washington Retreat House in DC. Registration is now open.

Registration Instructions

These registration forms will take you to our Memberclicks portal. If you are already a member of NFCYM, use your current user name and password to log in and complete the form.
If you are not yet a Member, please first sign in using the “New User” section and then complete the form.

Please use the Registration button first and then use the Travel button once you have made your travel arrangements and have completed the StrengthFinders inventory.


Washington Retreat House
4000 Harewood Rd., NE
Washington, D.C. 20017


Thanks to generous grants from Saint Mary's Press, McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame, Outside Da Box Productions (ODB), Life Teen, and NFCYM all program expenses, including lodging and most meals, are covered for participants. Participants are responsible for their transportation to/from Washington, D.C., plus any meals before or after the official start of the program.

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