Leadership Development

Learn about our long-standing Seminars in Ignatian Leadership program that provides spiritual and professional growth opportunities for our educators.

Leadership Development

Seminars in Ignatian Leadership 

Tim Sassen

Tim Sassen

Director of Leadership Development and Communications

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Seminars Introduction

The Seminars in Ignatian Leadership is a program provided to educators within the Jesuit Schools Network. The Pasos Ignacianos model of the  program offers a curriculum of leadership development within the context of Ignatius Loyola and his spiritual and vocational growth through his life.   The program has been designed with adult learning theory specifically in mind. The program attempts to model Ignatian pedagogy by engaging Seminar participants in a continual interplay of experience, reflection and action.

The four session themes and foci:

  • Session I – Loyola: Foundations of Leadership
  • Session II – Manresa: The Spiritual Leader
  • Session III – Paris: The Capable Leader
  • Session IV – Rome: The Authentic Leader

All participants are invited and encouraged to have an experience of the Spiritual Exercises during or shortly after the Seminars.  Opportunities for the Exercises will be coordinated and supported by the JSN.

Format

Sessions begin Monday evening and conclude before lunch on Friday.  Each session includes time for large group presentations, small group conversations and time for personal reflection.  Cohorts are led by a team of experienced Seminar alumni, who share their professional and personal knowledge and experience with the participants.

Cost

Approximately $3,000 per year (depending on cohort locations) which includes tuition, room and board, and all materials.  Travel costs are additional.

Nomination Process

Participation requires nomination from a school president or principal or their designee.  Communications regarding participant nomination are typically sent out in March. Schools are invited to nominate up to two participants each year.  Nominees then complete a short registration form and are then assigned cohorts for the subsequent cycle. Nominees are informed of their admission to the program in late spring.

Three cohorts begin each fall and each cohort is limited to 20 participants.

Participant Resources

General Information

Session 1 - Loyola

Session 2 - Manresa

Session 3 - Paris

Session 4 - Rome