Young Adult Leadership Institute 2020


For young adults between 21 to 35 years old who are looking for meaningful opportunities to live out their faith and values at work, with their family and friends, and in the world. In the Leadership Institute, we will explore and develop a variety of leadership skills, including:

  • Personal Strengths and Gifts
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Dialogue
  • Collaboration
  • Intercultural Competencies
  • Discernment
  • Prayer


All sessions, except the orientation and retreats, will be held at the Catholic Information Center in the Cathedral Square Building, at 360 Division Ave. S, Suite 2A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.


  • $250.00
  • Payment plans available.

Please apply below.  The application deadline is  April 3.

2020 Schedule 

Thursday, April 16: Orientation  (6-8:30pm)   An overview of the institute.  Dinner provided.

May 8 & 9: Weekend Retreat   (Called and Gifted) Friday evening through Saturday afternoon. Explore your call to holiness, assess your strengths & gifts, listen to God’s call in your heart.

Thursday, June 4: Seminar 1  Topic—Inter-cultural communications. (5:30-8:30pm)

Thursday, June 25: Seminar 2  Topic—Networking  (5:30-8:30pm)

Thursday, July 9: Social with Catholic Leaders of For-profit and Non-profit Organizations   Network with key Catholic leaders of for-profit and non-profit organizations from the West Michigan area.  (5:30-8:30pm)

Thursday, July 23: Seminar 3  Topic—Conflict Resolution. (5:30-8:30pm)

Thursday, August 6: Seminar 4  Topic—Fostering Communion within the Church  (5:30-8:30pm)

August 28-29: Weekend Retreat   (Leadership= Clarity + Commitment) Friday evening through Saturday afternoon. Collaborate, build capacity, be inspired, make a difference for good.

For More Information:

Please call or email the Catholic Information Center at 616-459-7267 or call Mark Mann at 616-475-1243.

  • note: belonging to a parish is not required to participate in the Institute.