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 Details:
- 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
- Housing: $400 per week for boarding at St. Andrew’s Abbey
- Program Fee: $100
- Transportation: $50 – $100
- Application Fee: $50 Click here to apply.
- Financial Aid: Gonzaga and federal financial aid can be applied towards this program
- 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.