Mission and Identity Programs

Faculty/Staff Retreat 2017

Photo of XU Faculty/Staff on a retreatWhat Does it Mean to be a Mission Driven Institution?

Thursdays: January 19, 26, and February 2.
Justice Hall Conference Room, Center for Mission and Identity
Noon to 1 p.m. each session.
Lunch is provided.

This retreat is composed of three sessions, each flowing from the previous meeting, on three consecutive Thursdays for one hour each session. Each gathering will include two presentations reflecting on personal experiences and practical applications of the topic for the day. A "round-table" discussion will follow the presentations. The speakers for the retreat are members of the Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP). This is an 18 month, national program to develop and support Ignatian partners to sustain the Jesuit Catholic character of the institution and help to carry it into the future.

Theme: What does it mean to be a mission driven institution?

January 19- Session 1: What are the challenges of being a mission driven institution?

January 26- Session 2: What are the opportunities of a mission driven institution?

February 2- Session 3: What does it mean to 'embrace' the mission? What does a mission driven institution look like?
Presenters: STEVE YANDELL and DEB DEL VALLE also: KARL STUKENBERG will share comments on the task force working on the update the X.U. Mission Statement.


Open to people of all faith traditions and spiritualities.


Direct questions to Br. Darrell Burns, Burnsd1@xavier.edu.



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