With the overall aim of enhancing our capacity to work effectively with or on behalf of young people in schools and in yourtown, this program runs over two years, with two residential sessions each year. These have been arranged to take place during the school holidays of most Australian States. Each session will begin on Sunday evening and conclude on Thursday evening. The curriculum is being planned and will be facilitated in collaboration with leaders from yourtown and our schools. Together for Mission was successfully launched in November 2019 but had to be paused because of Covid-19.
The program incorporates four integrated streams:
- Young People (their strengths and their vulnerabilities);
- Our Story (the Lasallian story 1651-2022);
- Education & Wellbeing (our work in/for schools and yourtown as we help our young people to flourish);
- Values & Spirituality (living our Lasallian values in an increasingly technological age).
Who: Incorporating a practical component of each participant’s current or projected work within a school or yourtown ministry, the program will suit both younger and older educators who are enthusiastic about their work with young people, as well as those who need some time for reflection and for their own wellbeing. It will appeal to leaders at every level, including board directors.
Accreditation: The program has been accredited by BBI-TAITE at Level 9 (AQF), with provision for participants to complete either one or two 10-credit point leadership units at Graduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters’s level: ‘The Foundations of Lasallian Ministry’ and ‘The Practice of Lasallian Ministry’. Other forms of certification will be possible. For those seeking tertiary accreditation, there will be an additional but significantly discounted higher education fee.
When: TFM is a 2-year four-block program.
- Block 3: 16-20 April 2023
- Block 4: 24-28 September 2023
- All blocks endeavour to be in school holidays for the majority of the District
Block 3 Rydges, Cronulla, NSW
Block 4 Mary Mackillop, North Sydney, NSW
Registrations: The next intake is for 2024, expressions of interest are welcome
Contact: Br John Cantwell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Philippe Dulawan: email@example.com