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The leader within

leadership_01Fifteen people completed the first Arrupe Leadership Progamme in Ireland, having spent six weekends over six months, examining leadership from a faith-based and Ignatian perspective. The course which took place in Manresa Jesuit Centre for Spirituality from Sept ‘1o to March ’11, was directed by Paddy Carberry SJ and Mike Drennan SJ. Their input, along with selected films and documentaries, formed the basis for individual and group reflection as the participants, from all walks of life, acknowledged and developed their own leadership potential. According to Paddy Carberry: “Leadership in the Ignatian tradition is about service, and respect for each individual as having a unique role to play in God’s plan for our world. So the programme aims to form leaders who are anchored in solid values, generous in service and courageous in making decisions”.