This eighth year of the Summer Institute for Catholic Educational and Formational Leadership brings together leaders and aspiring leaders from schools and parishes to focus on the spiritual and practical implications of their call to communicate.
To be sure, effective communication is crucial for the administrative success of any leader, but, for Catholic educational/catechetical leaders, more is at stake. We are called to integrate into our lives God’s pedagogy, His way of teaching us.
In particular, we hold that God communicated God’s very self in the Word. In Jesus, God continues to communicate through the work of the Holy Spirit. God invites the faithful to share in the divine task of communicating the Word in the Church and world today.
This year’s Summer Institute will offer a spirituality of communication that can enrich prayer lives and assist Catholic educational/catechetical leaders, in their communication, to contribute more effectively to God’s work in the world today.
As a result of this year’s Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership, participants will:
• Appreciate their own vocation of communication,
• Learn a Catholic spirituality of communication,
• Recognize the Bible and Catholic tradition as a resource for their vision of leadership,
• Acquire skills needed by leaders to communicate our faith effectively.