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English program 2023

On-site event

The purpose of the Discerning Leadership Program is to build the capacity of senior Church leaders for the mission of discernment, reform and renewal in a Synodal Church. Annually, the Program offers 3 courses in Rome, in English, in Spanish, and in Italian.

Who is it for

  • Senior Vatican Administrators with Management Responsibilities
  • Superior Generals and General Councilors
  • Bishops and General Vicars
  • Lay Executive Officers of Catholic Organizations

What do we offer

  • Personal and Spiritual Formation for Discerning Leadership
  • Personality Styles and Interculturality
  • Leading and Managing Teams
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Organizational Culture
  • Polarity Management


  • The formation consists of two four-day residential modules
  • Module 1 focuses on the personal development of the Discerning Leader
  • Module 2 focuses on the interpersonal and organizational dimensions of Discerning Leadership.
  • The Program combines inputs from experts, personal reflection time, and sharing with diverse peers, and provides follow-up webinars.

Alumni community

As Alumni you become part of a supportive spiritual community of practice with other church leaders. Also you will access the highest quality resources to further develop your leadership including coaching, webinars, and peer accompaniment.



Part 1: 3 July 2023
- 9 July 2023
Part 2: 7 August 2023
- 20 August 2023
Language: English


General Curia of the Society of Jesus

Borgo Santo Spirito 4, Rome, Italy


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