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Summer Institute

2018 Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership


JUNE 4-6, 2018

Introduction • Goals • Speakers and TopicsCatholic Identity • Location • Program • Closing Luncheon • Cost & Registration  • Directions and Maps • More Information


This year's institute focuses on spiritual leadership and the personal transformation that leaders must undergo if they are to transform the organizations they lead. 

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Each year, the institute is designed to assist participants in meeting particular goals related tho that year's theme and focus. 

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Featured Speakers and Panel Topics

Featured Speaker: Arcchbishop Gregaory Aymond, New Orleans native and 14th Archbishop of New Orleans 
Featured Speaker: Dr. Melanie Verges, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Baton Rouge
Panel Topics

To be announced

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Catholic Identity

This year’s Summer Institute explicitly addresses the following Defining Characteristics of Catholic schools—which also apply to parishes—as articulated in the Catholic Schools Standards Project:

  • Centered in the Person of Jesus Christ,

  • Contributing to the Evangelizing Mission of the Church,

  • Steeped in a Catholic Worldview,

  • Sustained by Gospel Witness,

  • Shaped by Communion and Community.

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Loyola University New Orleans, Danna Student Center, Audubon Room
6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118

On-campus housing is available. Contact Claire MoOldthan (Information Below)


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8:00 AM-9:00 am     Check-In and Breakfast
9:00 AM-3:30 pm     Institute: Professor Tom Groome

8:00 AM-8:30 am     Mass
8:30 AM-9:00 am     Breakfast
9:00 AM-3:30 pm     Institute: Panels and Case Studies

8:00 AM-8:30 am     Mass
8:30 AM-9:00 am     Breakfast
9:00 AM-12:00 pm   Institute: Case Studies and Wrap-up
12:00 PM-2:30 pm   Closing Luncheon

Mass will be held in Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall (optional).

Lunch on Monday and Tuesday will be served on campus.

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Closing Luncheon

The closing luncheon on Wednesday, the final day of the institutek,l is typically held at a landmark New Orleans restaurant.

Cost & Registration

Check back for a secure link to a registration for and payment portal. Questions regarding regiastration may be directed to Claire Moldthan or 504-865-3079.

  • The cost for all participants which includes daily breakfast, lunch on campus Monday & Tuesday, and closing lunch on Wednesday

  • All participants should complete a registration form, even if their registration fee is paid by someone else. 

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Directions & Maps

Getting to Loyola University New Orleans

Navigating the Main Campus at Loyola

FREE parking will be available on campus in the West Road garage.  From St. Charles Avenue, turn on West Road which runs along the left side of Holy Name of Jesus Church. The garage will be straight ahead. Once parked, take the elevator or stairs to the first level and proceed through the gates onto the Peace Quad. The Danna Student Center will be on the left and Bobet Hall (Ignatius Chapel for mass) will be on the right. Follow directional signs.

Download and print a campus map here.

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More Information

  • Credit is available from the Archdiocese of New Orleans for Parish and School Catechetical Leaders (SCL & PCL) and school Principals who attend the institute. For more information contact the Office of Religious Education, 504-861-6270 or the Office of Catholic Schools, 504-866-7916.

  • Any questions? Contact Claire Moldthan at or 504-865-3079

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The Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership is co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans Offices of Catholic Schools and Religious Education and by the Loyola Institute for Ministry.