International Festival of Creativity in Church Management

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit in a Mission Driven Church 

 

June 25-27

Villanova University

 

Please join us for the second annual Festival of Creativity in Church, hosted by the Villanova University Center for Church Management and the Pontifical Lateran University, from Monday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Villanova University.

The International Festival of Creativity in Church Management aims to explore new pastoral ways to proclaim the Gospel in a changing world. The fundamental purpose of the event is to create a community to research, exchange and develop new solutions to Church Management challenges.

The Festival will utilize multiple formats to maximize creativity, including multi-perspective panel discussions, research talks, best-practices table discussions, social experiences, prayer and keynote speeches.

As an institution with a rich history of supporting innovation and problem solving, Villanova University is honored to host this event that champions the importance of creativity. Breaking the mold and being creative is a key skill for personal, social and economic development, and is central to Villanova’s academic mission. For more than 175 years, Villanova University has been committed to excellence and distinction in the discovery, dissemination and creation of knowledge—all of which I am confident will occur during the Festival.

The conference will begin with Mass and lunch on Monday, June 25, and conclude in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 27th.  Below you will find a list of just a few of our presenters and special guests.

Registration for the conference is by invitation only, and includes several options for housing.  Please see the details below.

Headshot of Keynote Speaker Chris Lowney

Keynote Speaker

·         Chris Lowney, US

Chris Lowney, a one time Jesuit seminarian, later served as a Managing Director of JP Morgan & Co on three continents. Chris currently chairs the board of Catholic Health Initiatives, ​which is one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States, with more than 100 hospitals. 

He is author of seven books, including the bestselling Heroic Leadership. His other books include Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads; and Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church. His most recent book is Make Today Matter: 10 Habits for a Better Life (and World). 

Chris was raised in Queens, NY, graduated from Fordham university, roots for the Mets, and hates the Yankees.

 

Presenters and Panelists:

·        Charles Zech, US

·         Rev. Brian Lucas, Australia

·         Joyce Russell, PhD, US

·         Rev. Cristian Mendoza, Italy

·         Matthew Manion, US

·         Christoph Biermeier, U.K.

·         Rev Willian Clark, SJ, US

·         Marti Jewell, US

·         Declan Cahill, Ireland

·         Rev. Diego Zalbidea, Spain

·         Bob Dixon, Australia

·         Gabrielle McMullen & Br. Paul Oakley, Australia

·         Rev. Jordi Pujol, Italy

·         Mark Mogilka, US

·         Benedikt Jürgens, Germany

·         Peter Gilmour, US

·         Madalena Abreau, Portugal

·         Stefan Korta, Germany

·         James Gallo, US

·         Thomas Suermann de Nocker & Rev. Christian Olding, Germany

·         Tobias Schuckert, Germany

·         Stefano Bucci & Victoria Carpi, Italy

·         Fabrizio Carletti, Italy

Conference registration with DOUBLE room ($460)

  • Housing for 2 nights (6/25 & 6/26) in a shared double apartment with a private bedroom and private bathroom
  • Full conference access
  • Lunch & Dinner on 6/25
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on 6/26
  • Continental Breakfast & Lunch on 6/27
  • Click here for more information on on-campus housing

 

Conference registration with SINGLE room ($570)

  • Housing for 2 nights (6/25 & 6/26) in a single private apartment with a private bedroom and private bathroom
  • Full conference access
  • Lunch & Dinner on 6/25
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on 6/26
  • Continental Breakfast & Lunch on 6/27
  • Click here for more information on on-campus housing

 

Conference registration WITHOUT housing ($350)

  • Full conference access
  • Lunch & Dinner on 6/25
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on 6/26
  • Continental Breakfast & Lunch on 6/27
  • Click here for a list of local area hotels. Please contact the hotel directly if you would like to make arrangements for accommodations.

In cooperation with:  

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