Become a Contemplative Leader in Action

Posted by Magis: Alumni Living the Mission on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:02 PM PDT

Are you an emerging leader striving to integrate faith into your personal and professional life? If you are an alum between 25-39 who is interested in engaging and developing your leadership skills and spiritual life within an intentional community, Magis has the perfect opportunity for you!

Magis is currently recruiting for its Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) Ignatian Leadership Program, a meaningful two-year cohort experience which integrates leadership development and spiritual formation. Cohort members meet monthly with a focus on growth in self-awareness, faith, leadership and professional skills, all while being part of a supportive community. The cohort will consist of approximately 24 members from diverse professional, cultural/ethnic, and faith backgrounds. 

Current CLA3 participant Zandy Harlin sees CLA as a natural way to build on her other formative experiences at Seattle University. As a student in the College of Nursing, Zandy developed a love for community health nursing, while also deepening her emotional and spiritual engagement through Campus Ministry and other leadership opportunities. During this time Zandy’s understanding and commitment to social justice began, and eventually led her to complete a transformative year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

As an alum, Zandy has found that “SU continues to support me on my personal and professional journey. I have had such a wonderful experience over the last two years learning and growing with my Contemplative Leaders in Action cohort. It is excellent to have the curriculum, space, and community to develop while I continue on my career path.” Through Zandy’s involvement in Magis, she has discerned a fulfilling direction in her career with a local non-profit healthcare provider, where she works to improve the health of its members as a nursing professional.

Applications for the 2016-2018 CLA cohort are currently available online and are due Friday, May 20, 2016. Visit the CLA website for an application and details regarding the application process.

If you know an alum you think would make a great candidate for CLA, please email Anne-Marie Witcher with the following: name, contact info, and two to three sentences telling us why your nominee would be a great fit for the program.

Contact Bob Stephan, S.J., Chaplain for Ignatian Leadership, with any questions about CLA. 

 To learn more about Magis and our ministry to alumni, please visit us online.