Catholic School Leaders to Gather Next Week in Indianapolis to Discuss the Future of Catholic Education in America

Archdiocese of Indianapolis to host the NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit for Diocesan School Leaders from October 23 - 26, 2016

Arlington, VA – Catholic school leaders from across the country will join the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) at the Catholic Leadership Summit next week in Indianapolis, Indiana from October 23 – 26. A Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent Academy will precede the summit on October 22 and 23, for new, aspiring and veteran superintendents. 

“The Catholic Leadership Summit provides diocesan school leaders a forum to collaborate and share best practices in areas of ongoing faith formation, operational vitality, leadership and governance to support the vital mission and growth of Catholic school education,” said NCEA President/CEO Dr. Thomas W. Burnford. 
Nearly 300 diocesan leaders will have access to experts in the fields of finance, law, marketing, public policy, education best practices and much more.  Morning liturgies, varying sessions and the keynote address will punctuate the many opportunities for attendees to network and share ideas.  Educational resources, new classroom and administrative tools offer everyone the chance to connect with the companies and representatives that provide services to the schools. In addition, the NCEA mobile bookstore will be open each day with a supply of available and relevant publications. 

Monday’s keynote address will be delivered by Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, chair-elect of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Catholic Education and chairman of the NCEA Board of Directors.  His keynote address, “Catholic Schools Looking to the Future: Facing the Enrollment Challenge Head-On,” will focus on the future of Catholic education in the United States. Key discussion points will include a look at national enrollment trends and growth opportunities. The keynote is positioned to begin a conversation about what actions can be taken, both locally and nationally, to further the mission of Catholic schools.  For more information, click HERE