There are several departments and centers at USF that host professional development programs for faculty and staff in the Ignatian tradition. These programs are designed to help faculty and staff grow in understanding of the Jesuit mission and enrich one’s professional vocation as a scholar, researcher and educator.
HR Professional Development
Our learning opportunities provide staff, faculty and student employees with essential training and tools to advance the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for job success. Among our many workshops and trainings for individuals or teams, several of our programs incorporate Ignatian principles and pedagogy to aid faculty and staff in learning more about the Jesuit history and mission of USF.
- Heroic Living Discussion Series: A lunchtime discussion group on the book Heroic Living by Chris Lowney facilitated by Donal Godfrey, SJ. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up, please contact Michele Centrella, Human Resources Manager for Professional & Organization Development, at extension x2833.
Please visit our Resource Center for other available learning opportunities, including online trainings.
2013 Summer Professional Development Opportunities
AJCU Seminar on Leadership in Jesuit Higher Education: The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities is a voluntary service organization who serves its 28 member institutions which consist of Jesuit colleges and universities within the United States. The AJCU's summer 2013 leadership program will take place on the campus of Loyola University Chicago from June 18-22. Participants will learn how to more actively engage the Jesuit tradition within everyday university decision making.
Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference: August 1-4, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Jesuit ED 1548-2025 Special Topics Course: June 17-21, A week-long summer course taught by Father Ralph Metts, SJ discussing the history of Jesuit Education. Please contact the ICEL Office at 415-422-2874 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
El Salvador Faculty and Staff Immersion
The immersion program is aimed at deepening our sensitivity to the conditions and challenges that confront almost two-thirds of the world's population. El Salvador, with its history of civil war and repression, and its legacy of Jesuit martyrs and others who spoke and lived the truth despite the most adverse circumstances, offers a unique context for fresh thinking and moral reflection on the mission of a Jesuit university today.
Western Conversations is an annual gathering of faculty and staff of the Jesuit universities of the West with the aim of furthering conversation and understanding of Jesuit Education. Participating institutions are the University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, Loyola Marymount University, Seattle University, Gonzaga University and Regis University. For more information contact Mike Duffy, Director, Lane Center, email@example.com | (415) 422-2404.
Conversations among USF faculty and staff on various topics concerning the mission and identity of our University. These conversations range in focus and topic with the aim of articulating the USF Mission in one's research, teaching and service.
Faculty Lecture Series
A lecture by USF faculty or staff on their personal faith journey, their vocation as a scholar and teacher, and how this fits into the mission of USF. The first lecture was given by Jeff Brand, Dean, School of Law on The Outskirts of Hope.
The next lecture in this series will be by Fr. James Hanvey, SJ, Lo Schiavo Chair in Catholic Social Thought, on April 30, 2013 from 12-1:30pm. Lunch will be served. Location TBD. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.