For those faculty members who wish to engage more directly with the Lasallian heritage and mission, Manhattan College offers opportunities to attend several off-campus Lasallian formation programs. These programs are generally held for one to two weeks during the summer at other Lasallian colleges and universities around the country. The program attendees include faculty members from other Lasallian colleges and universities and, in some cases, teachers from Lasallian primary and secondary schools.
The Buttimer Institute is a two-week summer program focused on the history and teachings of De La Salle and the mission of Lasallian education. There are four levels of the program, which are undertaken in four successive summers. Participants may be involved in any kind of Lasallian ministry whether it is a school, a college or a day-care center. Learn more about the Buttimer Institute.
LLI prepares its participants to lead within their Lasallian ministries by advancing the Lasallian mission and highlighting their institution’s Lasallian heritage. Participants come from a wide array of different kinds of Lasallian ministries. The program takes a full three years to complete. Each year, it consists of one week in the summer, one weekend in the fall, and one weekend in the spring. Learn more about the Lasallian Leadership Institute.
LSJI was developed by a Lasallian group focused on service to the economically disadvantaged. The program offers participants a firsthand experience with a group of people living in poverty coupled with an analysis of Lasallian teachings of social justice. The program takes place in three different cities, each with a different focus: Chicago – Violence and Social Peacemaking; El Paso/Juarez – Global Economic Justice; and San Francisco – Homelessness and Human Dignity. Learn more about the Lasallian Social Justice Institute.
The Collegium program is a week-long summer experience focused on Catholic higher education. The program encourages discussion among lay faculty members about their role in the Catholic mission of their institutions. Collegium caters particularly to young faculty members beginning careers in Catholic higher education and non-Catholic faculty members who teach at Catholic colleges and universities. Learn more about the Collegium.
The International Lasallian University Leadership Program is designed specifically for faculty from Lasallian colleges and universities. The program provides theoretical background and instruction on Lasallian spirituality and the Catholic intellectual tradition. Faculty members who participate in the program are expected to become part of the Lasallian core community on campus when they return home. The program is held at the headquarters of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Rome, and it involves participants from Lasallian colleges and universities on several continents. Learn more about the Lasallian University Leadership Program.
The Huether Lasallian Conference is an annual gathering of Lasallian educators in the region. This event explores emerging educational issues and themes. The conference concludes with a banquet honoring the Distinguished Lasallian Educator of the Year in each district. Learn more about the Heuther Lasallian Conference.
The Young Lasallian workshop fosters association for mission and gives younger Lasallian educators an idea of what it will take to keep Lasallian education strong in the future. The workshop is a continuing response to the call of the Institute to provide a particular space for educative and formative experiences for Lasallians between 22-35 years of age. The workshop includes presentations on St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Institute's origins, Lasallian Association, spirituality and mission, service learning, prayer and reflection and social opportunities. Learn more about the Young Lasallians Workshop.
For more information about how to partcipate in one of these events, please contact Brother James Wallace at 718-862-7934 or firstname.lastname@example.org