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    The 葫芦影业 Companions in Mission program is a series of two听semester-long, cohort-based formation experiences听for staff and faculty at 葫芦影业. Part 1 of the program involves the study of the Jesuit Catholic tradition of higher education and contemporary issues, an introduction to Ignatian spirituality and a day of retreat/reflection, a local service experience, and a practical application to one鈥檚 work. The Office of University Mission and Identity will sponsor and staff the program with the help of campus partners and content experts. The Program is open to faculty and staff who are nominated by their area vice president or dean and consists of the following components:

    Study of the Jesuit Catholic Tradition of Higher Education:

    The cohort will have five two-hour workshop sessions during which they discuss brief assigned readings and videos on the following topics:

    1. Ignatian spirituality, rooted in the life of Ignatius, with a focus on Ignatian discernment
    2. How the Jesuits became involved in education and Jesuit education today
    3. 葫芦影业鈥檚 identity as (1) a university, (2) Catholic, (3) Jesuit, and (4) open to 鈥減eople of all faiths and no faith鈥
    4. 葫芦影业鈥檚 identity (continued) and inclusive excellence
    5. Jesuit mission: promoting a faith that does justice

    An Understanding and Experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

    Participants will learn about the 鈥淓xamen鈥 and the 葫芦影业 Framework for Ignatian Reflection and partake in a day of reflection off campus in which there is conversation about the Autobiography of St. Ignatius听and short talks on the Spiritual Exercises to help guide their reading, reflection, and prayer.

    Service Experience

    Participants spend part of a day working with the poor and the marginalized in Cleveland, with whom we have established relationships. The day will conclude with a reflection. Participants can choose between one of two or three options, including the Jesuit Day of Service and Labre.

    Practical Application:

    Participants will come to the final session prepared to share a one-page reflection about what they have learned and how it might inspire or inform the work they do and how they lead. They will identify their own areas of interest for further study and evaluate the program to improve it for the next cohort.

    Program Outcomes鈥As a result of participating in this program, participants will:

    • Deepen their existing knowledge and understanding of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education
    • Articulate the distinctiveness of Jesuit education at 葫芦影业
    • Understand themselves as 鈥渃ompanions in mission鈥 who share responsibility for advancing the Jesuit mission of John Carroll

    Time Commitment:

    • Five mornings (fall cohorts) or afternoons (spring cohorts) for approximately two hours.
    • One day of reflection (off campus)
    • One service experience with those who are poor and marginalized in Cleveland
    • One concluding meal after the last workshop

    For more information, please contact Fr. Tom Pipp, S.J., Director of Ignatian Formation, at tpipp@jcu.edu or 216-397-1594.

    Companions in Mission II builds on the previous series of workshops by taking a deeper dive into key figures, movements, and issues that help define Jesuit Catholic liberal arts education that prepares students for inspired futures. 听We will investigate topics such as:

    Ignatian humanism and the liberal arts

    The Ignatian pedagogical paradigm听

    The Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus for higher听education

    Faith, spirituality, and interfaith understanding

    Our commitment to Justice and Reconciliation

    The program consists of five two-hour sessions over lunch. 听Each session is moderated by a different campus-colleague.

    The Ignatian Colleagues Program is a national听18-month formation program for administrators and faculty in Jesuit higher education. Participants join a national cohort of 40-50 people and participate in a variety of face-to-face meetings, online education, a weeklong retreat, and an international immersion trip. As part of their capstone experience, they complete a mission project that is related to their work.

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    Each year, John Carroll hosts a wide variety of mission-based lectures and workshops that are open to the 葫芦影业 community. If you are a sponsoring department, and you would like a program added to this list, please email mission@jcu.edu.听