Ignatian Colleagues Gatherings

Learn about our new model of collaboration and networking, which spans across roles and departments in our schools.

Mission Formation

Ignatian Colleagues Gatherings

Tom Noonan

Tom Noonan

Director of Ignatian Mission Formation

If you have questions related to our new Ignatian Colleagues Gathering model, please contact me.

Inspired by Fr. Sosa’s renewed call for innovation and collaboration, the PASE and Associate PASE with the JSN Conference office staff are re-imagining our cycle of conference-wide cohort gatherings. Our primary goals remain clear: to facilitate high quality conference-wide gatherings that focus on what makes our Jesuit schools mission driven and distinct, and provide exceptional professional development opportunities with effective planning, logistics and communication.

To that end, in place of the prior sequence of specific role-based cohort meetings we have decided to move toward a broader, thematic structure of conference-wide Ignatian Colleagues Gatherings across a two-year cycle in the areas of academics, co-curricular and student life, leadership, mission and ministry, and school operations and support. There will be an overarching theme across the two-year cycle that will come from, for example, the Universal Apostolic Preferences, Rio action steps, or Ignatian pedagogical understandings.

We think this change will enhance mission orientation for our gatherings, promote greater inclusiveness for different school models, provide flexibility to focus more on the needs of the schools, involve more people (particularly teachers), support Province-level programs, and allow greater efficiency for staff planning and cost management.

Theme: The overarching theme across this upcoming two-year cycle will emphasize aspects of the Universal Apostolic Preferences. We will strive to have keynote speakers/agendas set well in advance in order to aid schools in knowing who, more specifically, within a theme to send.

Participation: Each gathering will be open to multiple people from each school to encourage better follow-through and cross-job title collaboration upon return.  Anticipated attendance for the ICGs in one year may be equal to or likely less than the number sent to the former title-based cohorts.  Most of the gatherings will have their capacity set at 120 participants; leadership gatherings will vary. 

Registration: The registration link for each ICG will be sent directly to principals and presidents, and we will ask them to specifically invite members of their school community to attend.  Information will no longer be disseminated based on other specific title groupings.  We also recognize that not all schools have persons working under some specified title, hence also this more inclusive approach. 

Fees: Per person costs will be in the range of $1200-$1400 for all program and hotel conference related expenses (except transportation to and from the event).  Invoicing for participation will occur after the program, and every effort will be made to keep costs as reasonable as possible while providing for a thoroughly professional event for those who attend. 

Schedule: The general schedule for each ICG will be from Tuesday evening through Thursday evening.  Arrival on Tuesday afternoon with departures Friday at any time will be the schedule outline for each of the gatherings.  We hope to continue to include school visits as part of these gatherings as well. 

More specific information will be provided for each gathering. 

Fall 2021​

Leadership: Presidents/Principals 

Mission & Ministry

  • ​November 2-5, 2021 – Rochester, NY
  • Hyatt Regency Rochester
  • Suggested for, but not limited to:
    • Mission Formation Directors
    • Admissions Directors
    • Service Directors
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Directors
    • Campus Ministers

Spring 2022

School Support & Operations

  • March 29 – April 1, 2022 – Denver, CO
  • The Curtis Denver – Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
  • Suggested for, but not limited to:
    • Advancement Directors
    • Communications Directors
    • Business Office Staff
    • Alumni Relations
    • Technology and Media Staff


  • April 5-8, 2022 – Omaha, NE
  • Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown/Old Market
  • Suggested for, but not limited to:
    • Assistant Principals for Academics
    • Admissions Directors
    • Faculty Members
    • Counselors
    • Learning Specialists
    • Department Chairs

Fall 2022

Leadership: Principals 

Co-Curricular & Student Life 

  • November 15-18, 2022 – Dallas, TX
  • Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
  • Suggested for, but not limited to:
    • Athletic Directors
    • Student Activity Directors
    • Counselors
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Directors
    • Learning Specialists