Leadership Formation

Leadership is the strategic and intentional fostering of collaborative relationships that lead to collective action and positive change for the common good. 

When inspired by Catholic social thought, leadership is countercultural, others-centered, encourages the balance of contemplation and action, and nurtures a sacred disposition that motivates others towards acts of mercy and mobilizes a faith that does justice. 

Formation Characteristics of CSC Leadership

Responds to injustice
Takes risks
Casts mission and vision
Values team members
Models integrity and humility

Welcomes all

Leadership Formation Initiatives

Consider finding your way into leadership through opportunities at the Center for Social Concerns.

Rev. Don McNeill, C.S.C., Leadership Fellows Program

The Rev. Don McNeill, C.S.C., Leadership Fellows Program forms passionate, faith-inspired leaders prepared to advocate and educate for human dignity and live lives of active citizenship for the common good. Each year, the program welcomes a small cohort of students  to consider the roles of social responsibility and leadership formation within their lives, and how these things intersect with vocational aspirations beyond Notre Dame.

Better Together ND

Better Together ND is a relational interfaith leadership development program offered through the Center for Social Concerns beginning in the 2019–20 academic year. Students commit to sharing meals and time together with the goal of interfaith cooperation, developing leadership skills, and learning together. 

Leadership Formation Workshop Series

Leadership Formation Workshop Series runs through the academic year offering a variety of skill set workshops to strengthen and support student leadership development. Undergraduate and graduate students seeking to nuture leadership skills within the context of the common good are encouraged to attend. 

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Upcoming Events

September 2020

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Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

October 2020

02
Labor Café Goes Virtual! October First Friday
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
08
BetterTogetherND Interfaith Small Group Launch
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Application Deadline | ISSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
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Application Deadline | SSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
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November 2020

01
Higgins Labor Film Club: Norma Rae (1979)
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Labor Café Goes Virtual! November First Friday
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
08
Higgins Labor Film Club: Bread and Roses (2000)
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 4:00pm
09
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 1)
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
10
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 2)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

December 2020

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Labor Café Goes Virtual! December First Friday
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm