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Summer Institute

Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership

Mental Health and Spiritual Wellbeing for Ourselves and Those We Serve 
June 3-4, 2024

Register Now!

Mark your calendar to attend the Summer Institute on June 3-4, 2024. The daily sessions run until 3:30 pm on both days.

The emphasis on self-care is too often sidelined as religious educators and administrators dutifully prioritize the well-being of their students and colleagues. Though noble in intent, consistently placing care for others before care for oneself can indirectly exacerbate mental health struggles. As the saying goes, we cannot pour from an empty cup. This year's Summer Institute offers participants an opportunity to explore the intersection of faith and mental health and to learn effective strategies for cultivating personal resilience while also supporting students' emotional and spiritual growth. 

As a result of attending the Summer Institute, you will

  • consider how self care helps us to serve God more fully

  • better understand the relationship between service and self-care

  • identify immediate changes you can make to foster your own and others' well-being

  • be empowered to serve your communities with wisdom and joy


Young Hoang

Dr. Young Hoang is the President of the National Executive Committee of the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement (VEYM) in the U.S. In this role, Dr. Hoang is charged with the responsibility of collaborating with leaders across the country in planning and directing programs to assist 25,000+ youth members at over 140 chapters/parishes to be good Christians and contributing members to society. Professionally, Dr. Hoang is the director and supervisory psychologist for the Office of Employee Consultation Services at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. 


Cost & Registration

$100 until May 10 •  $125 after May 10

The cost of the Summer Institute includes breakfast and lunch both days plus free parking. 

Reserve your spot today! Register now to secure early bird pricing by using Loyola's secure online payment portal. If you are registering and paying for multiple attendees, be sure to have their names, titles, and email addresses on hand before entering the registration and payment portal.

If you prefer to pay via mail, please download, print, and complete this form and mail it with your payment. Questions regarding registration may be directed to Claire Gallagher at


All times are US Central time.

Monday, June 3

7:30 – 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome and Morning Prayer
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Presentation by Dr. Hoang
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm Presentation by Dr. Hoang
3:00 – 3:30 pm Sno-balls







Tuesday, June 4

8:00 – 8:45 am  Breakfast and Morning Prayer
8:45 – 11:00 am Presentation by Dr. Hoang
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Mass at Holy Name Church
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm Presentation by Dr. Hoang
3:00 – 3:30 pm Sno-balls







Location and Parking

The Summer Institute is held on Loyola University New Orleans' main campus at 6363 St. Charles Avenue. Sessions will take place in the Audubon Room of the Danna Center. Campus map»

Loyola campus parking facilities will be open with free parking June 3 – 4, 2024 for Summer Institute attendees. Only vehicles with a disabled tag may park in spots designated for disabled parking on campus. Please park in the West Road Garage.

More Information

For questions about the Summer Institute, contact Claire Gallagher at

The Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership is co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans Department of Catholic Education and Faith Formation and the Loyola Institute for Ministry.