Catholic Trustee Leadership

2014 Making Decisions to Advance Your Mission

A Conference for Trustee Leadership in Catholic Education
July 17-20, 2014
Westin St. Francis Hotel
Union Square, San Francisco

Reactions to The Making Decisions to Advance Your Mission Conference:
“The integration of presentations / discussions that embody governance best practices along with opportunities to pray and encounter the transcendent in our work is a powerful professional and spiritual formation program. The Making Decisions to Advance Your Mission program has developed a powerful approach to engaging trustees and school leaders in the praxis of faith.”
-Edward P. Hardiman, Ph.D., Headmaster of St. John's Prep


Friday-Strategies for Recruiting Right-Fit Students

Saturday-Strategies to Transform Enrollment

Featuring Presentations by: 

Mark Kennedy Shriver, Vice President

Save the Children

Michael Galligan-Stierle, President 

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Catholic Education: Advancing Trustee Leadership

Steve Katsouros, SJ, Associate Dean and Director

Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership, University of San Francisco
Friday Presentation-Secondary Ed

Saturday Presentation-Higher Ed

Christine Wiseman, President

Saint Xavier University
Trusteeship in Catholic Higher Ed

Cathy Trower, Author

The Practitioner's Guide to Governance as Leadership

Governing with Wisdom

Susan Conniff, Trustee and Consultant

New York Catholic Independent Schools, and Former Chief Financial Officer, Loyola School, New York

David Caretti, FSC, Retreat Ministry Director and Religious Studies Department Chair 

Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley, CA
Governance Relationships in Catholic Education

Bob Shireman, Executive Director 

California Competes

Frank Butler, Former President

FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities)
Catholic Philanthropy Transactions Versus Relationships

Chris Lowney, Author

Heroic Leadership
Heroic Trusteeship

Jim Honan, Professor 

Managing Financial Resources in Non Profit Organizations, Harvard University

please contact ICEL office for more information


2013 Making Decisions to Sustain Your Mission

A Conference for Trustee Leadership in Catholic Education
July 18-21, 2013

Reactions to the 2013 Trustees Conference:
“I have attended hundreds of professional conferences, and MAKING DECISIONS TO SUSTAIN YOUR MISSION was the best, as a result of outstanding presenters and solid, implementable information.”
- Catholic high school board chair

“MAKING DECISIONS TO SUSTAIN YOUR MISSION offered an important opportunity for my board chair and me to enjoy a valuable common experience together of board education. The two of us can rely on each other when we refer to the conference with the rest of our trustees.”
- Catholic university president



"Shared Governance" - article by Gary A. Olson,  in The Chronicle of Higher Education


2012 Trustee Leadership Conference

July 19-22, 2012

News Article - National Catholic Reporter
Experts focus on lay boards' emerging role in Catholic education