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 Leadership Academy Description Minimize

The ministry of leadership in the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago is unique.  It is a call to be the faith leader, the instructional leader, and the steward of the school’s vitality and viability.  

With the goal of growing leadership in the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools, the Office of Catholic Schools has formed a Leadership Academy for talented men and women who are interested in becoming an administrator in a Catholic school in the City of Chicago and suburban Cook and Lake counties.

 Participants form a professional learning community, and they receive mentoring by experienced, successful principals within the system.   An OCS principal from the first cohort shares, "The Leadership Academy gave me the opportunity to explore what it means to be a leader in today's Catholic schools.  It encouraged and challenged me to become a visionary leader of a school that prepares students spiritually, academically, and socially for the future."  The eighth cohort will begin in October 2018, and the application is attached.

Application Process 

Complete Online Application:  2019 Leadership Academy Application

Workshops are scheduled for:

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Saturday, January 19, 2019  (Saturday morning Retreat)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

 Meetings are held at Archbishop Quigley Center (835 N Rush St, Chicago), from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (except 1/19 Retreat from 9:00 am to noon). Upon acceptance to the Academy, we will provide a form to be signed by your principal agreeing to the dates. (Please note that all Archdiocesan principal applicants must be practicing Catholics.)

In addition, please submit an updated resume that includes contact information for 3 professional recommendations to Elise Matson Dite at ematsondite@archchicago.org.

Deadline for Submission: September 21,  2018

For more information, please contact Elise Matson Dite Director of Leadership Formation at ematsondite@archchicago.org.


  

 Workshops at Quigley Minimize

The Leadership Academy Program for the 2018-2019 cohort of prospective principals and school leaders meets at the Quigley Pastoral Center. All participants are required to attend on the following dates:

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Saturday, January 19, 2019 (Saturday morning Retreat)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019