Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) is an Ignatian spirituality and leadership program for young adults (24 to 39)

Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) is an Ignatian spirituality and leadership program for young adults (24 to 39). It offers a welcoming and inclusive community experience for about 14 participants to 1) deepen their spiritual life, 2) grow as inspired leaders in service to the world, and 3) learn discernment. Participants explore their vocation and discern how best to integrate their gifts into their workplaces, faith-communities, and their neighborhoods.

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  • Starting in September 2021 and ending in May 2023, the program involves monthly in-person gatherings, monthly virtual gatherings, days of reflection, and opening and closing retreats. 
  • Spiritual direction and mentorship are both available to participants.
  • It costs $1,800 and there are scholarships available for folks with financial need and payment plans are another option for anyone.
  • Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and will be open through June 1st, 2021.

Explore more about the CLA experience, including information about our ongoing revision to the curriculum.  Be sure to check out our FAQs – a great resource to support a person’s discernment and inquiries. Email Amy Sytsma, the Regional Coordinator, at clasea@ignatianyoungadults.org.

CLA applications are now due June 1st, 2021