Registration is now open for Regional formation programs scheduled for the summer of 2022. The Office for Lasallian Education at Christian Brothers Conference will offer the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies, the Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice and the Lasallian Social Justice Institute as in-person programs.
The Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies will be held Sunday, June 26 – Saturday, July 9 at Manhattan College in New York. Buttimer is an intensive Lasallian education and formation program that studies the life, work and spirituality of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the origins of the Lasallian educational mission. The Buttimer I class is capped to 40 participants through a first-come/first-served registration process. Those interested in beginning Buttimer are encouraged to register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot. Learn more and register >
Cohort IV of the Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice will begin in the summer. Johnston focuses on deepening participants’ understanding of De La Salle’s story and vision, Lasallian pedagogy, the Lasallian promotion of justice and Lasallian spirituality while utilizing contemporary texts to inform and influence current and future Lasallian practice. The two-year program includes online sessions, in-person gatherings by District and an in-person gathering as a Regional group. Learn more and register >
The Lasallian Social Justice Institute (LSJI) will take place Sunday, June 26 – Saturday, July 2 at the De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, Montana. LSJI is based on the Gospel and our Lasallian vocation to the promotion of social justice and service to the poor. This year’s program will create awareness of the present reality of the Blackfeet American Indian Tribe, how this reality has been impacted by historical events and how this first step of creating awareness leads us to addressing Indigenous concerns in Browning. LSJI is capped to 20 participants through a first-come/first-served registration process. Participants who attended the 2021 virtual program on this topic will receive priority registration. Those interested in attending LSJI are encouraged to register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot. Learn more and register >
The process to nominate or select participants is determined by ministries and/or Districts. Chief administrators are invited to use this guide to help determine which formation program is the right fit for colleagues. Contact Sarah Laitinen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-529-0047 x109 with any questions.