Ignatian Leadership Seminar

Forming Leaders in Jesuit Higher Education

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The Ignatian leadership Seminar is an AJCU professional development program rooted in Ignatian leadership, pedagogy and spirituality. This year-long formational program (formerly known as the AJCU Leadership Institute) features monthly virtual sessions with leaders from across the AJCU network and a four-day in-person Summer Institute.

Through the Ignatian Leadership Seminar, participants build a network of peers in leadership positions across the AJCU network; gain a foundation in Jesuit higher education and spirituality; and learn how to apply Ignatian leadership principles to today’s challenges. The program is designed for administrators and faculty who are either new to Jesuit higher education or have recently assumed new leadership responsibilities.

Program Components & Schedule

Monthly Virtual Sessions with Leaders in Jesuit Higher Education

Participants gather virtually on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00 PM ET for sessions on the foundations of Jesuit higher education and their application to leadership decisions and challenges. Here are the dates for the last two sessions of the 2023-24 academic year:

  • May 7, 2024: Engaging the Challenges Facing Jesuit Higher Education Today

In-Person Summer Institute 

Participants gather in person as a capstone experience to the Seminar, with a focus on applying their learning to their institutions; sharing best practices; and developing a network of colleagues and resources in Jesuit higher education.

  • Sunday, June 2 – Wednesday, June 5, 2024: Summer Institute at Loyola University Chicago

Nominating process

  • Timeline: Nominations for the 2024-25 cohort may be submitted to Dr. Jeanne Lord, Program Director, by August 4, 2024 (lordj@georgetown.edu).
  • Nominees: Participants must be nominated by their institutions’ presidents or mission officers. Past participants have included provosts, vice presidents, deans, program directors and faculty senate leaders. The Seminar welcomes participants from all backgrounds, cultures, faith traditions and beliefs.
  • Tuition: Program tuition for the Ignatian Leadership Seminar is $3,000/participant, covering materials, expenses and accommodations related to the virtual sessions and in-person Summer Institute. Travel to the Summer Institute is not included and should be coordinated between the participant and their institution.

If you are interested in participating in the program, please reach out to your institution’s president and/or chief mission officer.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jeanne Lord, Program Director, at lordj@georgetown.edu.