Learn about our long-standing Seminars in Ignatian Leadership program that provides spiritual and professional growth opportunities for our educators.
Seminars in Ignatian Leadership
Director of Leadership Development and Communications
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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.
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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
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.
The Pasos Ignacianos model of the Seminars is a two-year, four-session program. Cost is approximately $3,000 per year (depending on cohort locations), which includes tuition, room and board, and all materials. Travel costs are additional.
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.
In 2020, we launched a “pocket companion” to the Seminars for both current participants and program alumni. The free mobile app is available for iOS and Android phones.
App features include:
- Access to all program materials
- Site location information and directions
- Photo and story sharing
- JSN Twitter feed
- Videos, podcasts and network opportunities
Beyond Rome – Alumni Resources
Continuing the Camino
Each year, dozens of participants graduate from the Seminars and wonder what’s next? for their experience.
The JSN works to keep in touch with Seminars grads and ensure that their leadership camino continues beyond Rome. Opportunities for collaboration, leadership and companionship will be shared via email and continuously via the Seminars App.
Contact Tim Sassen
JSN Conference Staff - Director of Leadership Development and Communications