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Mission Leadership Institute


Representatives of Catholic higher education are invited to join this intensive program from July 29 to August 1, 2018, at the newly renovated Inn at Villanova University to explore the complex and multi-layered roles of mission leaders in Catholic higher education.

WHAT: Formerly known as the Mission Officer Institute, the ACCU Mission Leadership Institute is an intensive 4-day summer program facilitated by experienced mission officers and other experts in Catholic higher education. The Mission Leadership Institute features engaging presentations, workshops, and activities, panels of experts, inspiring speakers, as well as opportunities for prayer and worship. Participants will identify an "Action Project" to develop during the Institute and will return home with a clear strategy for a mission-based program, activity, or initiative.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The Mission Leadership Institute is designed to help new, emerging, and future mission leaders integrate and sustain mission on their campus. The program is for anyone who has responsibilities for advancing, promoting, and integrating Catholic mission on campus. The Institute is also an excellent opportunity for mid-career and senior mission leaders to gain new perspectives, learn new skills, and refresh their spirit.

WHEN: July 29-August 1, 2018

WHERE: Villanova University, outside Philadelphia



Full Registration – one person  $1,499
Full Registration – two-person team* $2,499
Full Registration – three-person team* $3,499
Day Registration** – one person $1,199
Day Registration** – two-person team* $1,899
Day Registration** – three-person team* $2,599

* Team rates apply when more than one person from the same institution registers.

** Day Registration rates do not include accommodations.

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