For many years now I have been involved with the Catholic Leadership Institute sponsored by the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. In the past, the retreat was sponsored by our Office for Family and Youth Ministry, but beginning this year it will be sponsored by our Office for Vocations.
The week-long program teaches young people the qualities of leadership, but specifically those of a Catholic leader so they can return to their parishes as leaders.
A video has been put together for the upcoming CLI 2012 to be held July 15-20:
If you or a young person you know would be interested in attending CLI 2012, please let me know.