NCEA and the Diocese of St. Augustine Welcome Hundreds of Catholic School Leaders to Jacksonville, FL

Bishop Felipe Estévez and the Diocese of St. Augustine will host the 2018 NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit, October 21 – 24.

Arlington, VA – The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) will welcome nearly 400 participants to the 2018 NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit (CLS), its flagship event for arch/diocesan superintendents, assistant or associate superintendents, directors of diocesan level offices of Catholic school education and leaders of religious congregation systems/networks of Catholic schools. The summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront from October 21 – 24. A pre-summit meeting, known as the New Leaders Academy, will be held October 20 – 21 for new or nearly new arch/diocesan leaders, and also is an excellent professional development opportunity for aspiring superintendents currently employed at the arch/diocesan level and seasoned veterans seeking a refresher.

As dedicated leaders fulfilling the ministry of Catholic school education, participants will have three days of valuable opportunities to attend sessions focused on challenges and changes for schools and dioceses. They will have ample time to renew their commitment to Catholic identity and to network with like-minded leaders in Catholic education. A keynote address by Chris Lowney, who draws upon decades of change management experience and the leadership lessons gleaned from the life of Pope Francis, is meant to engage and inspire the participants.

This time away from schools and offices is the chance for Catholic school leaders to concentrate on professional development, leadership coaching, succession planning, assessments, advancement and much more.

More information about CLS is available on the NCEA website.


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