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Sustaining The Spirit To Teach, Lead, Serve

Sustaining The Spirit To Teach,
Lead, Serve

Just as the sun offers the morning glory the opportunity to bloom a new each day, this no cost seminar offers individuals the opportunity to explore and renew their commitment to their life’s work. This experience is designed to encourage individuals to explore the external factors and internal dimensions that impact their work. Participants will receive the presenter’s work, “Sustaining the Spirit: Callings, Commitments and ocational Challenges,” compliments of Twenty-Third Publications. Current understandings on vocations, leadership literature, reflective conversations and a variety of art forms will be used to enable participants to:

  • Revisit their call to teach, lead, serve
  • Examine characteristics of those leading lives of commitment
  • Explore the challenges putting their vocational lives at risk
  • Identify practices for sustaining their calling to teach, lead, serve


12:45 p.m. Arrival
1:00 - 2:15 Session I: Revisiting the Call to Teach, Lead, Serve
2:30 - 3:15 Session II: Examining the Characteristics of a Life of Commitment
3:15 - 4:00 Session III: Exploring Challenges of Work and Identifying Practices for Sustaining the Spirit

Presenter Information:

Catherine Cronin Carotta, Ed.D. has spent her vocational life alongside children, educators, and families creating communication environments for children with learning, language, and hearing challenges. She developed her approach to vocation renewal during her doctoral work in Leadership Education and facilitates leadership and vocation renewal seminars nationally. She is the Associate Director of the Clinical Programs in the Center for Childhood Deafness at Boys Town National Research Hospital.

Michael A. Carotta, Ed.D. has worked for over thirty years with adolescents and their spiritual growth in educational, pastoral, and clinical settings. His work expanded into vocation renewal in 1993 when he directed the Teaching for Spiritual Growth Summer Institute at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Boston College. He continues to facilitate vocation renewal seminars and retreats nationwide.

To register, please RSVP to Chris Grassmeyer at (402) 452-5039 or by September 15, 2009.