Mission Leadership Institute
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Not just for mission officers!


Join us at Villanova University, near Philadelphia!


For information, contact Nadine Jalandoni.

Mission Leadership Institute

Information regarding the 2021 Mission Leadership Institute will be posted as it becomes available. 

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"The ACCU Mission Institute was one of the finest professional training and sharing experiences I have encountered. From the first session to the conclusion, presenters offered solid, rich content and participants engaged in hands-down, real-world sharing about authentic issues on Catholic campuses today! This Institute was truly formative for participants." 

— Rev. Dr. James MacNew, OSFS, Holy Family University


Join this intensive program to explore the complex and multi-layered roles
of mission leaders in Catholic higher education.

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 by inspiring speakers
  • workshops and activities, including the opportunity to develop an "Action Project" to take back to campus
  • panels of experts eager to assist and mentor participants 
  • opportunities for prayer and worship


"I found the conference to be very rewarding. The group exercises were educational and a great way to get to know professionals from other schools."

— Don Brom, Holy Family University



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. This includes mission officers, student development personnel, department chairs, diversity officers, and deans and provosts.  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.




"The institute was an opportunity for our team, which was working to propose a mission structure for our university, to vet ideas and receive feedback from multiple perspectives. ... We found it to be beneficial for us to participate as a team in order to have the space to collaborate and imagine a mission structure that fit our institution."

— Emily Dykman, Viterbo University



Registration fees include all meals, receptions, and supplies.


   One person (Early registration, before July 15, 2019) $1,400   
   Each additional person from the same institution (Early registration) $1,250   
   One person (Late registration after July 15, 2019) $1,600   
   Each additional person from the same institution (Late registration) $1,450   




Please book your hotel rooms directly with The Inn at Villanova. Enter Group Code 2057670 when making your reservations to receive the special $100 room rate.


Questions? Please contact Nadine T. Jalandoni at Njalandoni@accunet.org.




2018-MLI1Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to some common questions about the Mission Leadership Institute


Review the tentative agenda for each day of the four-day Institute

July31-2017-photo3-450pxFaculty & Readings

Meet Institute faculty and see a list of pre-session readings