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David McCallum, S.J.: “The Heart of Discerning Leadership: Growing Beyond Polarization”

by | Mar 10, 2022

“We need processes that allow for differences to be expressed, heard, and left to mature in such a way that we can walk together without needing to destroy anyone.”

– Pope Francis, Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future

Join David McCallum, S.J., Founding Executive Director for the Discerning Leadership Program, for a reflective webinar on “The Heart of Discerning Leadership:  Growing Beyond Polarization” at 10 AM Eastern Daylight Time on April 9.

Sponsored by Le Moyne College, Sanzone Center for Catholic Studies and Theological Reflection of Le Moyne College, and the Discerning Leadership Program, the webinar is presented by the IVC and features an interactive discussion by Fr. McCallum, on “The Heart of Discerning Leadership: Growing Beyond Polarization.”  The 90-minute program will begin at 10 am ET and include contemplative prayer, discerning leadership presentation, group and individual reflection, and concludes with a question-and-answer period.  The workshop is an opportunity to:

  • Reflect on assumptions and the ways in which one can navigate differences
  • Explore the freedom and benefits of encountering the other
  • Discern how to accept differences, to listen and express diverse thoughts respectfully

The Discerning Leadership Program is a collaboration between Le Moyne College, the General Curia of the Society of Jesus, the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, ESADE in Spain, and Georgetown University. Father McCallum is assigned to the General Curia community in Rome.

Father McCallum is a consultant to the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops and a member of the Methodology Commission for the Synod.  In addition, Fr. McCallum continues to serve Le Moyne as special assistant to the president for international projects related to restorative justice between the Church and indigenous peoples.

During his time at Le Moyne College, Father McCallum led the development of a formal partnership with the Ignatian Volunteer Corps.

Registration donation is $25 per person.  All registered participants will receive an edited video of the workshop as well as selected materials.  Click here for Registration Details.