October 25, Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to October 26, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Annual Theme: How Do We Form Conscience and Build Character in Our Students?
Leadership is both an art and science informed by mission. Specifically, in our case of trustees of Schools of the Sacred Heart, this mission is infused by the values articulated in the Goals and Criteria. These principles are permeated by Saint Madeleine Sophie’s charism and the spirit of the Society of the Sacred Heart. As the stewards of that mission, Sacred Heart boards of trustees work in partnership with school leadership to ensure the continuity of the Sacred Heart educational mission, the best educational climate for today’s students and the sustainability of the schools for future generations. To this end, trustees gather every October in St. Charles for the Trustee Education to Mission Conference. This essential training equips trustees, chairs and heads with the skills, information and knowledge needed to be effective stewards of mission.
Schedule of Events:
October 25th, Thursday evening
5:00 p.m. — Busses leave from Embassy Suites to the Academy of the Sacred Heart
5:30 p.m. — Reception for Trustees, Heads, Chairs, and the Provincial Team followed by dinner and our first presentation.
October 26th, Friday
This day focuses on education to mission for Trustees, Heads, Chairs and the Provincial Team. Elements of the day include:
8:30 a.m. — Introductions and Prayer
Opening Remarks – Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ
Key Note Speaker: Maria Cimperman, RSCJ -- Character Formation: Navigation Tool for Life
Associate Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics, Author of Social Analysis for the 21st Century: Faith and Action Toward a Socially Conscious Spirituality (Orbis, 2015).
Key Note Speaker: Kiran Thadhani -- Dialogue Training a Strategy for Forming Character and Conscience
Director of Global Programs, Seeds of Peace, Former Head of Generation Global at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
Panel of Sacred Heart Students and Faculty – Practical Strategies towards Character Formation
4:30 p.m. — The Trustee Education Program concludes.
Trustees except Chairs may leave at 4:30 p.m. Busses to the airport will depart from the hotel.
5:30 p.m. — Reception for Trustees, Heads, Chairs, and the Provincial Team followed by dinner and discussion of the Strategic Plan
Embassy Suites Hotel
St. Charles, MO
Who Must Attend?
Any Trustee who has not been to this Conference.
Any Trustee who wishes a refresher.
All Heads of School and All Board Chairs
The Provincial Team, Network Board and Conference of Sacred Heart Education