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Dr. Patrick Manning Reflects on Transformative Educators in the Heart of the University Retreat Series  

Two colleagues talking in front of the school of theology Dr. Patrick Manning reflects on The Educational Vocation and Spirituality: The Inner Transformation Behind Transformative Educators in the last of four retreats for faculty and administrators of all faiths.

The Heart of the University Retreat Series gives faculty and administrators of all faiths the opportunity for input and guided reflection. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership.

The final retreat, given by Dr. Patrick Manning on the theme of The Educational Vocation and Spirituality: The Inner Transformation Behind Transformative Educators will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Chancellor's Suite, Student Center.

Good educators come in all varieties, but the thing they often share is a rich interior life. At this retreat participants will reflect on insights from psychology, education theory, and theology regarding the inner life and how it affects their work as educators. We will explore threats to the educator's interior life (e.g., competitiveness and insecurity about self-worth) as well as healthy and unhealthy ways of responding to those threats.

Patrick Manning, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology in the Seminary School of Theology and works at the intersection of theology, education, and psychology. He also has a lot of fun teaching in the University Core.

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Francia Peterson
  • (973) 313-6042
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