Professional Development for Managers: Managing to the Mission

Wednesday, March 20
9-10:30 a.m.


Wednesday, March 27
9-10:30 a.m.

Skutt Student Center
Room 104

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The manager in each division, unit, department, program is responsible for understanding the mission of the university and contributing to it in and through the way he or she leads. This two-part session will explore what leadership in this Jesuit tradition looks like. Case studies will help us explore how this is done concretely.

What you can expect to gain by participating in this event:

  • Have a renewed sense of the mission of the university and the role of the manager in contributing to the mission.
  • Understand Ignatian Leadership.
  • Explore concrete examples in group discussion of cases that draw out this style of leadership.
  • Be able to apply this style of leadership to their own leadership challenges.

Creighton Competencies you can expect to strengthen through your participation:

  • Contribution to Mission, Vision and Values
  • Continuous Development
  • Human Resource Management (leadership competency)
  • Leadership (leadership competency)

Event Facilitator:

Fr. Andy Alexander is a native of Omaha, attending the former St. John’s grade school on the Creighton campus. As a Jesuit, he has served the Jesuits in this area, as a Director of Vocations, an Assistant Provincial, a Director of Formation and then a Jesuit parish pastor in Milwaukee, before coming to Creighton in 1996. Fr. Andy serves as the Director of the Collaborative Ministry Office, helping Creighton’s faculty and staff contribute to the mission. He co-created Creighton’s Online Ministries website which last year received 70 million hits from 200 countries.