Catholic Leadership Summit and New Leaders Academy

The annual Catholic Leadership Summit and New Leaders Academy will be held at the Newport Marriott Hotel, in Newport Rhode Island, from October 19 - 23, 2019. The Catholic Leadership Summit provides a professional development framework for diocesan, system, and network leadership.

Call for Proposals - NOW OPEN through May 27, 2019!

All program proposals should reflect innovative, informative, and actionable learning opportunities for all attendees.

The selection process involves a review of every complete proposal submitted prior to the deadline. Completed submissions include each speaker's name, title, contact information as well as actionable learning objectives, session descriptions, narrative responses, and short answer questions. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. For additional information, please refer to the resources and questions section located at the bottom of this page.

CLS 2019 Selection Process
•Proposals must be submitted via this proposal site prior to Monday, May 27, 2019. 
•The selection process involves a review of every completed proposal by both external and internal committees.

CLS 2019 Proposals Criteria
•Proposal is completed and submitted by Monday, May 27, 2019 
•Proposal identifies two well-written actionable learning objectives 
•Proposal clearly explains the narrative background and the description of the session, including multiple interactive strategies to engage participants, such as peer-to-peer components, large and small group discussions, brainstorming, and case study analysis. 
•Proposal has innovative, informative and actionable content.
•Proposal has an appropriate learning level for the audience and topic. 
•Completed proposals include speaker's(s') contact information, session title, actionable learning objectives, narrative background, and session description. Completed proposals include, but are not limited to, other required questions on the proposal, which may include tracks, topic area, subtopics, target audiences, internet usage, and session format

More information about the call for proposal process is available online:




Have questions or suggestions for CLS and/or the New Leaders Academy? Please let us know!

Thomas Pigg
Project Coordinator
(571) 257-0021

Jennifer Stewart
Registration and Event Manager
(571) 206-1527