• Rita Janes

The Leadership Program


Mission To fund leadership education that inspires Catholic women to be transformational and influential leaders where they live, work, and volunteer. Objective 1 To develop women’s leadership capacity-building programs that are of the highest quality and that are consistent with Catholic values by establishing and maintaining partnerships with key educational institutions. Program Partner: Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Saint Paul University, Ottawa.


Program Format

A one-year certificate program consisting of:

  • a face-to-face residency program at Saint Paul University. The initial face-to-face module is for five days and the closing module for four days. These are all-day sessions continuing into the evening.

  • five online study modules (20 hours per module) consisting of videos, readings, personal reflections, discussion forums, and real-time reflection and coaching sessions.

Program Features

  • Spirituality and a Catholic faith perspective are foundational in all activities.

  • Integration of faith and life, personal and professional leadership development.

  • Prayer and reflective practice are core elements integrated throughout the program – reflective practice refers to the time and process given for integrating new ideas and developing leadership skills; reflecting on one’s own personal and professional experiences in light of ideas and ideas that are presented and discussed.

Examples of Sessions Presented for Discussion and Reflection:

  • What Does It Mean to be a Catholic Leader Today? Inspirational Catholic Women Leaders

  • What Do We Mean By Transformative Leadership And Reflective Practice?

  • Spirituality: its Place in Transformative Leadership

  • Transformative Leaders and Well-Being

  • Catholic Social Teachings: Bioethics, Care of our Common Home; Moral issues for Leaders

  • Bringing our Faith and Life Together: Our Ecological Responsibility.

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