Virtual Coffee Shops

Virtual Coffee Shops

In 2020, the JSN launched the Virtual Coffee Shops initiative as part of our effort to support communications and foster companionship across our network. These informal videoconference sessions provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and questions.

The JSN plans to continue these opportunities in support of and coordination with Cohort Connections.

Session Guidelines

We’re using Zoom: Please take a few minutes to ensure your computer is up to date with the latest software version. 

Please be Prompt: Please sign on to each session a few minutes in advance, as we will do our best to begin each session on time and end on time. 

Please Clearly Identify Yourself: Upon joining the VCS, please identify yourself: First Name, Last Name, School Name. In order to change the name section, navigate to “Participants” in your Zoom toolbar, hover the mouse cursor over your name, and click on the “More” option. Choose the Rename option.  

Please Mute Your Microphone: In order to lessen distractions, please mute your microphone upon entry.  Please only unmute when speaking. 

Please Be Fully Present as much as possible: Please have your video camera on, and we encourage you to make some notes amid the session with your ideas, possible action items, and reflections.  We do not record these sessions in order to keep them more informal in nature. 

Upcoming Sessions

February 2023

Wednesday, February 1 at 3 p.m. ET

Nativity Virtual Coffee Shop

Wednesday, February 8 at 3 p.m. ET

Communications – Crafting a Mission-based Communications Strategy
  • JSN Facilitator: Tim Sassen 
  • Co-Facilitators: Charisse Broderick King, Director of Communications, Regis Jesuit High School | Teresa Martinez, Director of Communications, Belen Jesuit Preparatory School 
Mission & Ministry/Religion Department Chairs – Kino Border Initiative Program #WelcomeLikeJesus
  • JSN Facilitator: Tom Noonan 
  • Co-Facilitator: Sr. Tracey Horan, Associate Director of Education & Advocacy, Kino Border Initiative 

Wednesday, February 15 at 3 p.m. ET

Counselors – Addressing Ongoing Mental Health Issues
  • JSN Facilitator: Tom Noonan 
  • Co-Facilitators: Dana Bauer, Assistant Principal of Student Support, Regis Jesuit High School, Denver | Matt Bernard, Director of School Counseling, Scranton Preparatory School 

Wednesday, February 22 at 3 p.m. ET

Administrative Assistants & Related Support Staff – Sustaining Connections
  • JSN Facilitator: Tom Noonan 
  • Co-Facilitator: Jackie Trahan, Administrative Assistant to the President, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory 
March 2023

Wednesday, March 1 at 3 p.m. ET

Mission Formation – JSN 19th Annotation Cohort Pilot Group (2023-2024)
  • JSN Facilitator: Tom Noonan

Wednesday, March 8 at 3 p.m. ET

Establishing and Expanding Global Exchange Programs
  • JSN Facilitator: Catharine Steffens

Wednesday, March 22 at 3 p.m. ET

Assistant Principals and Department Chairs – AVLI-JSN Listening Project/Curriculum
  • JSN Facilitator: Tom Noonan
  • Co-Facilitators: Jeff Hausmann, President, AVLI | Gabby Martin, Chief Academic Officer, AVLI 
Tom Noonan

Tom Noonan

Director of Ignatian Mission Formation

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