Application Information

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Leaders ◆ Learners ◆ Companions 

The application period for Cohort 19, beginning July 2019, will open November 1, 2018. If you or someone you know is interested in joining C19, please submit their contact information. Thank you.


Preliminary C19 Schedule

The Emmaus Series, designed for 30 Catholic school leaders journey together as companions to make meaningful change in their schools. Because the school leaders themselves define the experience of the Emmaus Series, all participants are required to attend the 3 overnight retreats, and participate (in-person or online) in 8 one-day workshops and 8 1-hour webinars over the 20 months.

Workshops and Retreats

Each school leader will select 3-5 people from his/her school community to serve as members of a leadership team. These selected team members should be chosen based on the topic of the workshop, so they may change from one session to another. Team members will join the school leader for each workshop to collaborate and assist in evaluating and introducing change ideas. (Fee for participation of extra team members in workshops is included in initial program fee.)

Foundational Retreat: July 16-18, 2019 (3 days, 2 nights at Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center in Dover, Massachusetts)

Workshops (at Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center in Dover, Massachusetts)           

  • September 17, 2019
  • November 5, 2019

  • January 21, 2019

  • April 8, 2019
Spring Retreat: May 6-8, 2020 (3 days, 2 nights at the Wylie Inn in Beverly, MA)

Workshops (at Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center in Dover, Massachusetts)

  • September 22, 2020

  • November 10, 2020
  • January 20, 2020

Commencement Retreat -- The Journey Goes On -- TBA (2 days with overnight at the Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center in Dover, MA)


The Emmaus Leadership Program is a wonderful experience! Its emphasis on the Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools has involved our entire school community. Our Parish School Advisory Board, Director of Admission and Development, Business Manager, Teacher Leadership Team, and Dean of Academics all attended, trainings and we continue to implement what we learned. The program was meaningful, challenging school communities to set attainable goals that align with archdiocesan goals, as well as the goals of our parish. St. Raphael Parish School will certainly continue its relationship with Emmaus.
Mark C. Bedrosian, Cohort 16, Principal at St. Raphael Parish School in Medford, MA.