Exploring Lasallian Mission (ELM)

Overview

Exploring Lasallian Mission (ELM)

The ELM Summer Workshop

June 18-21, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Daily

The Exploring Lasallian Mission (ELM) Summer Workshop is a relaxed and informal professional development experience that builds upon what participants already know and appreciate about the Lasallian mission. Through this program, employees of Lewis University and other Lasallian ministries can better inform their own teaching and work – all in an effort to enhance the student experience at their respective institutions in the spirit of the Lasallian mission value of Association.  

ELM was specifically designed for those who are unable to participate in the lengthier and more formal national and international formation programs but are still curious and interested in learning more about core elements of the Lasallian charism. This four-day experience is structured around four major themes:

  • The Life and Times of Saint John Baptist de La Salle
  • Classroom Pedagogy and the Christian Brothers
  • Social Justice and Lasallian Spirituality
  • The Lasallian Educator and the Lasallian Movement

A team of presenters bring the Lasallian mission and traditions to life through discussions, prayer, small group activities, historical and contemporary readings, videos, personal reflections and multimedia presentations.

Commuter and overnight, residential options are available for those who are interested. Please see “Registration Information” for details.

Individuals who finish the program receive a certificate of completion during a commissioning service and celebratory luncheon.

History

The ELM Summer Workshop was created in 2007 by the Office of Mission and Identity with members of the Mission & Heritage Council to respond to the desire for more “local” Mission formation or “professional development for mission” programs for faculty and staff at Lewis University and for employees of Lasallian ministries in the Midwest District. Since its inception, over 250 individuals have completed the program. 

Questions?

For additional information or questions regarding ELM, please contact Dr. Kurt Schackmuth, Vice President for Mission and Academic Services at (815) 836-5810 or via e-mail at schackku@lewisu.edu.

 

Francis and Theresa Quirk Endowment for Lasallian Mission



Lewis University’s Exploring Lasallian Mission (ELM) Program is generously supported by the Francis and Theresa Quirk Endowment for Lasallian Mission.

The Francis and Theresa Quirk Endowment for Lasallian Mission supports the advancement and further development of Lewis University’s Exploring Lasallian Mission (ELM) formation program, which features the annual ELM Summer Workshop, the ELM Seminar Series, and the ELM Retreat.

The Fund was established in memory of Francis and Theresa Quirk during their centenary with resources provided by the Green Isle Trust. Francis (1916-1987) and Theresa (1916-2004) instilled the importance of faith, family and education in their four children and nine grandchildren. Within the extended Quirk family are four generations of educators, and thus to provide resources to provide further formation for educational ministers is consistent with the goal of collegial development and continuing education.