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Mission Leadership Institute Schedule

2019 draft schedule. Check frequently for updates.

 

Tuesday, August 6: The Vocation of the Mission Leader
Deepen your understanding of a mission leader’s work as a sacred vocation or calling.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Registration/Check-In: The Inn at Villanova
4:00 p.m. Welcome and Institute Overview 
4:15 p.m. Where You Are Is a Place of Blessing
5:00 p.m. Opening Mass
6:00 p.m. Reception and Dinner
7:30 p.m. Exploring Our Vocation as Mission Leaders
9:00 p.m. Evening Social (optional)
   
Wednesday, August 7: The Mission Leader as Formator
Mission leaders, regardless of formal title or role, exemplify the Catholic identity and university mission in all their actions.
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:35 a.m. Announcements and Overview of the Day
8:45 a.m. The Essential Characteristics of the Mission Leader as Formator
9:45 a.m. Morning Break
10:00 a.m. What Does Storytelling Have to Do with My Role?
11:30 a.m. Introduction to Action Projects
Noon Good Numbers, Good News: A Portrait of U.S. Catholic Higher Education
12:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet
1:30 p.m. The "Formation Fishbowl" - Keeping It Real
2:30 p.m. Action Project - Working with the Core Team
3:30 p.m. Universal Church, Particular Charism
4:30 p.m. Free Time
5:30 p.m. Reception and Dinner
7:30 p.m. Contentious Issues on Campuses Today
8:30 p.m. Evening Prayer
9:00 p.m Evening Social (optional)
Thursday, August 8: Mission Leader as Administrator
Mission leaders, as administrators, promote mission-centered practices to advance Catholic identity in all aspects of university life.
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Opening Thoughts & Morning Prayer
8:35 a.m. Announcements and Overview of the Day
8:45 a.m. The Essential Characteristics of a Mission Leader as Administrator
9:45 a.m. Morning Break
10:00 a.m. Strategies for Engaging Faculty in Mission
11:00 a.m. Introduction to Reflection & Journaling Activity #1
11:30 a.m. Making Time and Giving Voice to Catholic Identity
12:10 p.m. Role Playing Exercise Preview
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Mission Leadership Role Playing Exercise
2:45 p.m. Reflection and Journaling Activity #2
3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break
4:00 p.m. Presidential Perspectives on Mission Leadership (at Villanova University)
5:15: p.m. Reception and Dinner (at Villanova University)
7:30 p.m. Return to the Inn
8:00 p.m. Dessert and Action Projects
9:00 p.m. Evening Social (optional)
   
Friday, August 9, : Mission Leader as Catalyst
Mission leaders, as catalyst, stand at the intersection of creative tensions, draw hard questions, and act as intermediaries during challenging conversations.
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Opening Thoughts & Morning Prayer
8:35 a.m. Announcements and Overview of the Day
8:45 a.m. Catalyzing the Community for Mission
10:00 a.m. Morning Break
10:15 a.m. Reflection and Journaling Activity #3
10:45 a.m. The Mission Leader as Catalyst: Who Am I as a Catalyst?
11:45 a.m. Commissioning Service
12:30 p.m. Closing Lunch
2:00 p.m. Departures