Teresa Tomeo is a bestselling author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and speaker with more than thirty years of experience in print and broadcast media. Her weekday radio program, Catholic Connection, a co-production of Ave Maria Radio and EWTN, the global Catholic radio network, is heard daily on over 500 stations worldwide, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Her TV show, The Catholic View for Women, is seen twice weekly on EWTN. Tomeo visited St. Remy in 2018 to discuss her recent book Beyond Me, My Selfie & I: Finding Real Happiness in a Self-Absorbed World, and to encourage Catholic school teachers and principals to nurture their own spiritual formation in order to strengthen their ministry and the effectiveness of Catholic schools.

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Fr. Michael Fish is Camadolese monk and a member of the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur California. He has been given permission by his community to explore solitude and the way of the hermit in greater depth. Although he returns to the Hermitage regularly, he currently lives in a little hermitage on the Central Coast of California. Solitude is only part of his calling and he offers retreats, talks and spiritual direction to religious, parochial and lay communities. Fr. Fish visited the Saint Remy mid-year retreat and inspired Catholic school educators with stories of early Celtic spirituality and his presentation: “Listening to the Heart of God”.

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NCEA 2017 Presentation by Toni Moore, Ph.D., University of Dayton. What if every Catholic school possessed the untapped potential to ignite passion and hope for the mission of Catholic education? Shared leadership is one key to uncovering that potential.  This interactive session will engage the basic elements of shared leadership as a basis for discussing ways educators can spread leadership opportunities across their organizations. Shared leadership also provides an effective approach to training emerging leaders. Participants will explore the benefits and practical implications of shared leadership for both individuals and teams.

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Peter Block is an author and consultant from Cincinnati. His work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and the recognition of community. Of several bestselling books, his most widely known is Flawless Consulting: Guide to Getting your Expertise Used, named as the most influential book in the last century by Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Organizational Development Network (ODNet). Block visited Saint Remy in 2015 to share his knowledge and to enliven Catholic school teachers and principals to think about education, and the way they lead, in a different way.

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Presentation by David A. Dolph, Ph.D. and Toni Moore, Ph.D., both from the University of Dayton.

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