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Growing Beyond Polarization – Fr. David McCallum

Growing Beyond Polarization – Fr. David McCallum

One of the most painful and challenging issues we face within our societies and the Church is the degree to which we have become fragmented and polarized in our perspectives and separated in our relationships. How do we as discerning leaders understand the dynamics...

Action Learning – Formation

Action Learning – Formation

Last week, the Discerning Leadership Core Team and three other members of its Board and faculty (Sr. Pat Murray ibvm, Fr. John Dardis SJ, and Fr. Mark Ravizza SJ), had the opportunity of being trained in a methodology called "Action Learning" by one of their founders,...

Alumni Gathering – Discerning Leadership

Alumni Gathering – Discerning Leadership

The Discerning Leadership (DL) Program hosted on Friday May 6th the first in-person gathering for its Alumni. This get-together was held at the Jesuit General Curia in Rome and was attended by 15 church leaders from religious congregations and Vatican dicasteries....

Synodality, Leadership, and Vulnerability – UISG Assembly

Synodality, Leadership, and Vulnerability – UISG Assembly

“A new style of leadership is crucial" Sr. Nathalie Becquart at the UISG Plenary Assembly 2022 During the week of May 2nd, the Union of International Superior Generals (UISG) of women religious, celebrated the plenary Assembly 2022 with more than 500 participants, and...

Accompaniment Community

Accompaniment Community

“As one participant shared at the end of our meeting, “this is a community of YES”. May we remain open to listen and discern how God’s Spirit is acting in the Church and our world and be available to respond with hope and courage. This past month, the Discerning...

Leading in the “Squilibrio”

Leading in the “Squilibrio”

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Greetings and peace as we enter into the 22nd year in the Third Millennium! I am reminded of Pope Francis’ remark from his 2015 address to an ecclesial assembly in Florence when he said, “we are not only living in an era of change,...

Series on Resilience – Leadership

Series on Resilience – Leadership

Resilience, the ability to bounce back from adversity, is a very important quality to lead and thrive in our organizations, in particular in these VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) times that we are living, that have been magnified by the COVID pandemic....

Fr. David McCallum SJ on Synodal Leadership

Fr. David McCallum SJ on Synodal Leadership

The Jesuit Schools Network invited Fr. David McCallum, S.J., the Executive Director of the Discerning Leadership Program, to a virtual conversation about synodal leadership and Pope Francis's vision for a synodal church. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el5m6lWTdjQ

Speak Boldly, Listen Carefully – Austen Ivereigh Article

Speak Boldly, Listen Carefully – Austen Ivereigh Article

To access to the full "Speak boldly, Listen Carefully" Article of Austen Ivereigh published on Commonweal please click here Austen Ivereigh, exposes in an article published on Commonweal Magazine his experience and reflections of the Synodal process. The article...

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