Xavier University, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Schools Office, has pioneered an outstanding professional development program for Catholic educators in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area for the past six years -- The Initiative for Catholic Schools (ICS). The program is open to Catholic elementary and secondary school educators from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati or the Diocese of Covington.

The current topic is creating Professional Learning Communities. A professional learning community focuses on learning rather than teaching while working collaboratively and holding the professional accountable for results. The year long series of workshops will concentrate on developing a professional learning community in your school. Application for participation is open to any Catholic school team in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.