Leadership for Mission is a unique, national leadership program for Catholic women providing theological education, leadership development, faith formation and preparation for mission in a multi-faith world.
Leadership for Mission is a joint initiative of the Council for Australian Catholic Women, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Mission and the Australian Catholic University. The program is designed by and for women who are inspired by the Gospel vision of justice, freedom and the dignity of the human person.
Across a series of educational and formative encounters, this unique program brings the leadership experiences of women within the Church together in the context of an academic and collaborative learning environment.
Framed by an engagement with scripture, theology, spirituality and leadership, Leadership for Mission encourages participants to reflect on their faith in the context of the challenges and opportunities of our contemporary world. In the company of other women, this program invites participants to explore how and in what ways their personal mission and vocation can contribute to a vision of leadership for the church and society, which promotes equity, equality, and reconciliation.
This is a two-year, part-time program structured across four residential sessions and supported through Australian Catholic University’s online learning management system. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy awards the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies to participants upon completion of the program.