ORGL 522 – Leadership and Community
St. Andrews Abbey in Valyermo, California
Includes a 5-day residency at St. Andrews Abbey in Valyermo, CA
What is the meaning and purpose of life? How is need for such meaning and purpose encountered in a community? How does the leader develop a community to facilitate individual growth and collective success? Through study, experience, and scholarship, students explore how to create structures and processes for sustaining and transforming a community. At the Benedictine monastery of Saint Andrew’s Abbey, students become participant observers in a five-day immersion designed to explore, practice, and come to an expanded understanding of the role and purpose of the leader’s involvement and commitment to building and sustaining a meaningful and purposeful community.
The Program At-A-Glance
- Program type: Short-term, faculty-led program administered by Gonzaga University
- Dates: Offered in Fall and Spring terms
- Eligibility: Graduate Students
- Estimated cost: $940 per credit plus room and board and transportation
- Housing: $400 per week for boarding at St. Andrew’s Abbey, plus a program fee.
- Financial aid: Gonzaga and federal financial aid can be applied towards this program
- Registration: There is a $50 application fee for the program. Click here to apply.
- Fall A 2017: The stay at the monastery is from September 18-22, 2017.
- Spring B 2018: The stay at the monastery is from April 9-13, 2018.