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

October 2021

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Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
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Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
29
Postgraduate Service Lunch | Alliance for Catholic Education
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

November 2021

02
Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
02
Getting Something to Eat in Jackson
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Mini Postgraduate Service Fair
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
05
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
09
Taste of PATH
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:30pm
11
Information Session | Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (PSIM)
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 8:00pm to 8:30pm
12
Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
14
Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Minor Brunch
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 11:30am
14
Higgins Film CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
29
Virtues & Vocations Presents Howard Gardner: What is Good Work?
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

December 2021

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Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm