Applications are now open for an Australian women’s leadership program that has been held up as an international exemplar for supporting the formation of Church leaders. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The Leadership for Mission program, a joint initiative of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Australian Catholic University, is a postgraduate program for women aged 25 to 35. It is delivered through three residential sessions over an 18-month period.
“For the good of society as a whole, it is critical that we raise up Catholic women leaders who will bring the Good News of Christ into the multitude of forums that they enter,” said Bishop Michael Morrissey, Bishop Delegate for Women.
Designed by women for women, Leadership for Mission provides educational and formative encounters within the context of an academic and collaborative learning environment.
Framed by an engagement with Scripture, theology, spirituality and leadership, the program encourages participants to reflect on their faith and how it can address the many challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world.
Upon completion, students will be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies from ACU’s Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.
Janine Luttick, a Leadership for Mission lecturer for recent cohorts, said the young women who participate in the program are “inspiring”.
“They are influencers within and beyond the Church, within and beyond Australia, committed to a way of being in the world that is bold, intelligent, contemplative, practical,” Dr Luttick said.
“Want to hear what women see, know and feel when they think about leading for mission today? This is the space to learn with and from each other.”
Young women invited to apply for leadership program (ACBC Media Blog)