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Vocation Events

The Vocation Implementation Team (VIT) encourages UD faculty and staff to engage in their own vocational discernment, empowering them to experience the benefits of vocational reflection and integrate that reflection in their own lives and in their engagement with students.   

Vocation Retreats | 2020-21

The VIT's retreats subcommittee plans and facilitates a series of workshops and retreats each semester to promote this engagement for faculty and staff.  These retreats encourage participants to reflect on and share their callings as educators, explore connections between their callings and the work they do at UD and identify strategies for living their callings more fully. 

Previous Retreats

  • January 2019 - Retreat for First-Year Experience Working Group members
  • March 2019 - "Awakening Vocation" Retreat for UD faculty and staff featuring Ed Hahnenberg, Jack and Mary Jane Breen Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology at John Carroll University 
  • March 2020 - "Sifting Through the Noise: Responding to What We Don't Hear", facilitated by Leonard DeLorenzo from the University of Notre Dame.

Vocation Workshops | 2019-20

UD faculty and staff are invited to attend interactive lunch workshops illuminating UD's institutional learning goal of Vocation. All materials (including lunch) for these sessions are covered by a grant from the National Council of Independent Colleges and Lilly Endowment, Inc.  

  • Tuesday, November 19, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Reflect on the language of vocation as defined at UD and take time to focus on your own vocation story. 
  • Thursday, February 20, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.: Apply and integrate the language of vocation to your work with students. 

See prior vocation workshops offered at UD (PDF) >> 


Vocation Implementation Team

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