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Faculty and Staff Vocational Development


Retreats and Reflective Experiences
Annual retreats and reflective experiences are offered for faculty and staff.

Responding to the Needs Around Us
When discerning our callings in life, wise voices have invited us to think about the places where our gifts and passions intersect with the needs of the world. How do we understand the nature and role of
service in our lives and our vocations? How do we decide the ways in which we can best help others authentically and effectively?

Join the Emmaus Center for Spiritual Life & Vocation and the Sturzl Center for Community Service & Learning in a half day of reflection around these and other questions.  Dr. Deirdre Egan-Ryan will be with us as a guest presenter. This half day experience will be held on Thursday May 17 from 8:30am-1:00pm in the Campus Center Reflection Space. It will begin with a continental breakfast and end with lunch. All free of cost. All SNC faculty and staff are invited. Please Register by May 1.

Mentor Workshops
We are available to create a personalized workshop for any departmental group who is interested in exploring the concept of mentoring students from a vocation perspective. Past workshop audiences include staff members in student development, residential education and housing, auxiliary services, dining services and conference and event services. Please contact us if your area or group is interested in a workshop that focuses on vocation in a particular area.

Stories of Calling
Since this program began, we have witnessed time and again that our understanding of vocation – how we come to realize and embrace our callings – is deepened and enriched by engaging the call narrative of another person. Each year we present a four-part series led by members of our college and local communities who share the story of calling in their lives.

Vocation Study Group
Offered at least every other year, these study groups help faculty expand their understanding of vocation, so they in turn can share this understanding with students in relevant ways.  Stay tuned for the next opportunity!

Vocation Perspective

“The students we mentor need a witness to their lives and when we agree to mentor them that is the role we undertake. They need people to love them in the wonderful, and sometimes colorful and messy, particularity of their lives, and when we promise to mentor them, that is what we do. And lest they feel bereft and invisible as they navigate their unique journeys through life, they need people willing to recognize them, attend to them, and to help delineate the distinctive gifts and promise of their lives.” – Paul Wadell (Religious Studies) 

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