Introduction


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.

ICG First Cycle – 2020-2022

Fall 2020 

  • Leadership (Presidents & Principals) 

  • Mission & Ministry

Spring 2021 

  • Co-Curricular & Student Life 

Fall 2021 

  • Leadership (Principals) 

  • School Support & Operations 

Spring 2022 

  • Academics