Institute for Catholic School Leadership

Founding Director

Founding Director, Dr. Merylann “Mimi” J. Schuttloffel, Ph.D. The Institute for Catholic School Leadership is blessed to have had Dr. Mimi Schuttloffel as the founding director of the program. Bringing more than 40 years of Catholic parish, school, and research experience to the development of the program, Dr. Schuttloffel worked collaboratively with a dedicated team …

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About

Vision Recognizing leadership of Catholic schools as a specialized ministry in the Church, the Institute for Catholic School Leadership provides holistic and integrated formation for those entrusted with the leadership of Catholic schools.  This distinctive formation equips leaders to: Nurture a vibrant Catholic culture. Cultivate spiritual and academic excellence in faculty and students. Apply executive …

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Contemplative Leadership

What is Contemplative Leadership? Contemplative leadership is a leadership model for the Catholic educational context that includes prayerful reflection (contemplation) and intentional decision making (action). The goal of contemplative leadership is to facilitate the creation of a Catholic faith-filled school community. A contemplative school leader understands the vocation of Catholic educator and the ministry of …

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Holistic & Integrated Formation

Catholic school leadership is a specialized ministry in the Church. All baptized Christians are called to discipleship and to work toward the transformation of the world.  Some (though not all) Christians are called to exercise a specific ministry (or ministries) in the Church.  Although there are many different definitions for “ministry,” most have a number …

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Certificate in Catholic School Leadership

The Certificate in Catholic School Leadership is a graduate-level certificate that provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to form effective leaders of Catholic schools. Through its integration of the foundational realities of the Catholic faith and the competencies to run complex, non-profit institutions in the twenty-first century, the certificate program prepares individuals to …

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Future Offerings

Pastor/Principal Workshop The pastor and principal form the leadership team of the parish school. Their relationship is key to a successful parish school community that meets the faith-life and academic goals of a Catholic school. The pastor is uniquely qualified to support the principal as a spiritual leader. Workshops provide an opportunity to deeply explore …

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Admissions

Welcome to the admissions process. We are here to support you in your vocation to lead a school which forms and educates the next generation of Catholics. If you have any questions or need assistance in the admissions process, please contact: Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator at Admissions Prerequisites Applicants must meet the following prerequisites: …

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Message from the Director

Welcome to the Catholic School Leadership graduate certificate program. It is both an honor and a joy to be a part of this important program. There is no question that we need good Catholic schools. In order to have good Catholic schools, we need strong leaders who are well-formed in the Catholic faith and possess …

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Institute for Catholic School Leadership

The Institute for Catholic School Leadership equips educational leaders to nurture a vibrant Catholic culture, cultivate spiritual and academic excellence, and apply executive management skills to grow and improve their schools. Apply   Doable. Flexible. Affordable. An estimated 10,000 elementary, middle and high school students have been positively influenced by graduates of the Institute for …

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