Learn about the roles, responsibilities and relationships for Catholic school boards and school leaders with a special focus on ethical decision-making and legal issues facing Catholic schools.

Working in large and smaller group settings, we will offer participants education and formation for successful school board development. This conference is designed for boards that are beginning, more established or in need of re-focus or re-structure.

This conference is intended for anyone involved with Catholic school boards: board members, chairs or school personnel who work with boards, etc.

What you'll experience

Woven into the conference schedule are elements of prayer, Eucharistic liturgies, meals and a social to nurture our Catholic, communal identity.

You will walk away with answers to questions like:

  • How do we build the right relationships that sustain and enhance the governance of Catholic schools?
  • How does effective governance foster the mission, vision, values and improvement of the school?

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to learn and network in a spiritual environment with built-in Masses, prayer and reflection!

For any questions, please contact The Center for Catholic Education at bdelong@lmu.edu or 310.338.7303.

  • Featured Speakers

    Dr. Tony Sabatino

    Dr. Sabatino joined the full time faculty of LMU's School of Education in the Department of Educational Leadership in June 2010 with a focus on leadership preparation for future Catholic school administrators. His teaching, research and presentation interests include leadership theory and applications related to the Catholic school principalship, Catholic school governance, leadership succession, mission-driven leadership, spiritual leadership, and instructional improvement innovations stemming from vibrant mission-driven Catholic school leaders. He is an advocate for using the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS) as a resource and guide for ongoing school improvement.

    Dr. Sabatino's publications focus on leadership succession, building school board capacity, and transitioning from public to Catholic school leadership. In addition, he has designed formative assessment frameworks and rubrics for Catholic school leadership preparation and governance development. Dr. Sabatino is the author, administrator, and professor of the LMU graduate level Certificate in Catholic School Administration (CCSA) program. This leadership preparation certificate regionally serves Catholic school educators in Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Diocese of Orange, and the Diocese of San Bernardino. Additionally, the LMU certificate program (CCSA) serves mission dioceses in the United States through a partnership with Catholic Extension. The national program is delivered by means of a virtual online format and is providing leadership education and training to students residing in four time zones and eleven states.

    Before entering higher education, Dr. Sabatino had a 36-year career serving in both public and Catholic schools. He was a Catholic school administrator for 27 years in two elementary and two secondary schools. Dr. Sabatino spent 19 of those 27 years serving the educational mission of the western province of the Order of St. Augustine (OSA), finishing his P-12 career as Headmaster of Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai, California.

     

    Dr. Regina Haney

    Dr. Regina Haney is the executive director of the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) since July 1, 2015.

    Prior to this position, Dr. Haney was the executive director of the Department of Boards and Councils at the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for more than 20 years. As the leading expert in Catholic school boards, she has been involved in the creation of countless new boards as well as the reconfiguring of standing boards. Dr. Haney has held hundreds of workshops regarding effective board operations, best practices, board assessments and administrators' leadership of the board for schools and dioceses across the nation. In addition to her board work, Dr. Haney specializes in strategic planning and has served many diocesan offices, schools and parishes. Prior to joining NCEA, Dr. Haney served for nine years as the superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton, at Mount St. Mary's University and the University of Notre Dame.

    Dr. Haney is a newly appointed affiliated professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She also serves on the Diocese of Arlington's Education Advisory Board and is a trustee for Neumann University in Pennsylvania.

     

    Dr. Angie Shaughnessy, SCN

    Sister Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, is a Sister of Charity of Nazareth who has taught at all levels of Catholic education from elementary through graduate school. She served eight years as principal of a Catholic high school. 

    Sister Mary Angela holds a bachelor's degree in English, a master's degree in English, a master's degree in educational administration, a JD degree in law, and a PhD in educational administration and supervision. Her research centers on the law as it affects Catholic education and Church ministry. She is the author of more than 30 texts.

    A consultant and national speaker, Sister Mary Angela has served as adjunct professor in various college and university programs. She has held various administrative posts in higher education. A practicing attorney, she was the legal counsel and dean of the graduate school at St. Catharine College. She has been named one of the 25 most influential persons in Catholic education.

  • Schedule

    (Tentative)
    Friday, June 23

    1:50 pm Welcome to Conference & Eucharistic Liturgy

    3:15 pm Official Check-in for the Conference

    4:00 pm Session 1: Keynote Address & Collaborative Experience

    6:00 pm Dinner


    Saturday, June 24

    8:00 am Continental Breakfast

    8:40 am Gathering and Morning Prayer

    9:00 - 10:30 am Session 2: Core presentation on Mission, Vision, and the Role of a Catholic School Board in the current reality 
    Constructing Relevance & Meaning: Facilitated breakout group engagement in discussion and dialogue based on the core presentation using guide questions and prompts to bring the core presentation to the participant’s local context. (Q & A)

    10:45 am - 12:15 pm Session 3: Core presentation on Board Responsibilities, Governing Documents, Financial responsibilities; Lead administrator evaluation, Board Membership and Recruiting New Members, Board and Chair Formation including Orientation, Board Duties and Expectations, Committees
    Constructing Relevance & Meaning: Facilitated breakout group engagement in discussion and dialogue based on the core presentation using guide questions and prompts to bring the core presentation to the participant’s local context. (Q & A)

    12:15 pm Lunch

    1:15 - 2:45 pm Session 4: Core presentation on Relationships, Collaboration, & Committee Organization and Function
    Constructing Relevance & Meaning: Facilitated breakout group engagement in discussion and dialogue based on the core presentation using guide questions and prompts to bring the core presentation to the participant’s local context. (Q & A)

    3:00 - 4:30 pm Session 5: Core presentation on Legal Issues Facing Schools
    Constructing Relevance & Meaning: Facilitated breakout group engagement in discussion and dialogue based on the core presentation using guide questions and prompts to bring the core presentation to the participant’s local context. (Q & A)

    5:00 pm Social & Dinner


    Sunday, June 25

    8:00 am Continental Breakfast

    8:30 am Session 6: Conference Summary All Together - What are my take-aways?

    10:00 am Mass

    11:15 am Closing and Departure with bus transportation to the hotel

  • Location

    Loyola Marymount University

    1 LMU Drive,
    Los Angeles, California 90045‌

     

    Located at the beautiful Westchester campus in Southern California, our 142-acre blufftop main campus is ideally located in Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and just five minutes away from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) -- and, the rest of the world!

     

    Directions & Maps

    The Loyola Marymount University main campus is located in Westchester at 1 LMU Drive, approximately four miles north of the Los Angeles International Airport.

    From the Los Angeles International Airport:
    Travel north on Sepulveda Blvd. Remain in either of the left two lanes and merge onto Lincoln Blvd. Follow Lincoln Blvd. north past Manchester Blvd. Turn right onto LMU Drive. You can get a parking pass from the guard at the front gate.

    From the South:
    Travel on 405 North, exit on La Tijera, make a left onto La Tijera. Take La Tijera until Manchester Blvd. and turn a right (traveling west). Stay on Manchester until you reach Lincoln Blvd. and turn right. On Lincoln Blvd., proceed for approximately 3/4 of a mile until you arrive at our main entrance on the corner of Lincoln and LMU Drive. You can get a parking pass from the guard at the front gate.

    From the North: 
    Travel on 405 South, exit on Jefferson Blvd., and turn right. Head west and turn left onto Lincoln Blvd. Head south and turn left into the campus on LMU Drive. You can get a parking pass from the guard at the front gate.

    From the East (using the 105 Freeway):
    Travel on 105 West, exit on Sepulveda Blvd., and go north. Remain in either of the left two lanes and merge onto Lincoln Blvd. Follow Lincoln Blvd. north past Manchester Blvd. Turn right onto LMU Drive. You can get a parking pass from the guard at the front gate.

    From the East (using the 10 Freeway):
    Travel on 10 West to 405 South, exit on Jefferson Blvd., and turn right. Head west and make a left onto Lincoln Blvd. Head south and turn left into the campus on LMU Drive. You can get a parking pass from the guard at the front gate.

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    Parking

    LMU welcomes guests and visitors. Parking and Transportation requires that all drivers review the University's Rules & Policies before arriving on campus. Please observe all signs and traffic devices when operating a vehicle on campus. California Vehicle Code is strictly enforced.

    Visitors must access the campus via the main entrance at LMU Drive off of Lincoln Blvd. Access through the Loyola Blvd gate is restricted to students, faculty, and staff. You may exit out of the Loyola Blvd gate, but re-entry must be through the main entrance. Once on campus, visitors should stop at the Public Safety Kiosk for directions and information pertaining to their visit.

    All visitors must register and pay for parking Monday through Friday, from 8am until 8pm. The cost to park is $2 for the first 40 minutes and then $2 for every 20 minutes thereafter. The daily maximum is $10. Parking is free on weekends and University Holidays.

    Hotel Accomodations 

    TBD

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Registration Fee
$500 per person