March Leadership Retreat
In general, the retreat intends to help the participants both desire and be able to be better leaders, whether in public roles or in more informal ways. For all the students, the retreat wants to broaden their view of leadership, to see it as a particular kind of discipleship, and to be willing to extend it beyond public roles into every interpersonal relationship and activity. That each participant will have a better understanding of the four parts of the Oratory Criteria, and what makes a place Salesian. They will be equipped with the tools and know how as to bring dimensions of this Criterion to the schools they come from.
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What can you expect from these days?
- You will be given the opportunity to live in community with your peers from around the Eastern United States who share with you the vision of Christ as seen through St. John Bosco.
- Presenting and experiencing the basic knowledge of how a Salesian School should look like through the Oratory Criteria, giving them the awareness, tools and understanding to implement in their schools: sharing the Salesian way of life and how Don Bosco fits into all of it.
- You will be challenged to look at the gifts and talents God has given you for leadership and to work on building on these gifts for leadership among your peers for the next year.
- You will learn about St. John Bosco’s vision of a Salesian school and the four components that leaders work on building in their schools: a home that welcomes; a parish that evangelizes; a school that prepares for life; and a playground where friends can meet and enjoy themselves.
- Salesian leadership skills will be modeled for you by the Co-Directors and by your peers in an effort to show you how it can be done.
- Finally, but most importantly, you will experience God’s presence through the moments of grace this retreat will bring. That is why we call it a leadership retreat and not a leadership workshop. In a Salesian school, leadership is only done knowing that God is at the center, using the Oratory criteria as a map to helping youth understand their spiritual life.