Leadership as Living in the Spirit: Practicing the Presence of God

Start Date:
Sunday, June 25, 2023
End Date:
Friday, June 30, 2023
The Maryknoll Sisters Center
Rogers Building
10 Pinesbridge Road
Ossining, NY 10562
As people of faith, we often initiate our labors with a prayer for God’s guidance and blessings. Few, however, would embed all that we do in full attentiveness to God’s presence. This week takes up the questions of Leadership through the journeys of different individuals in their work of outreach, development, administration and leadership in various forms. We will reflect together on their insights, especially reorienting toward and immersion in the love and presence of God as the foundation of their respective endeavors. We will ask ourselves “How would we and our work change if we see our endeavors as part of God’s work with God in full attendance? “Where you put your attention, is where you put your life” (Kaufman)

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Resource Person: Carolyn Y. Woo, PhD, came from Hong Kong to Purdue University, Indiana in 1972. After completion of her Masters and PhD in Strategy and working for a few years, she was back at Purdue, became a full professor and Director of the Masters Program in Business, and was appointed as Associated Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. From 1997 to 2011, Carolyn served as dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. In 2012, She was appointed CEO of Catholic Relief Services and served in that position until 2016. During this time, Carolyn was recognized as one of 500 of the Most Powerful People on the Planet by Foreign Policy Magazine and one of thirty in the category of A Force for Good. Carolyn serves on many Boards of Universities and Institutions. In 2015, she coordinated the Vatican Dialogues on Energy Transition, which convened CEOs of energy and the world’s largest investment companies.