Professional Development Programs

Professional Development

The STM Continuing Education department offers a variety of professional development opportunites that engage a topic in a more robust way than one-off lectures.  These programs typically meet online (via Zoom) for ~2 hour sessions, once/per month over 4 months.

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Ongoing Supervision and Education for Practicing Spiritual Directors

This course offers the opportunity to explore some of the questions and challenges of the spiritual life, and to further refine the skills to help others mine the riches of God's grace. 

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Grief, Loss, and the Creative Arts

A program for professional development and ministerial practice

The creative arts can offer grievers a safe outlet for managing their grief that is both readily accessible and easily saved. This program offer insights on hosting a bereavement program that uses the arts to explore grief and loss.

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Past Programs

Resilience, Grief, and the Christian Walk

A program for professional development and ministerial practice

How might people of faith cultivate and strengthen resources to respond to and cope with grief?  In this series, we will take up this question by focusing on the three interrelated dimensions of grief, resilience, and a Christian worldview.

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Calling Out from the Depths: Jewish & Christian Interpretations of the Book of Psalms

An Interdisciplinary Exploration for Religious Professionals

A course for Jewish and Christian professionals in which we will explore the many uses of the Psalms in our various communities, past and present.

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Remembering the Holocaust: Voices of Survivors

Offered in partnership with Yad Vashem - The International Institute for Holocaust Research

A 3- day scholarly seminar on remembering the experiences of women and children during the Holocaust, with small group discussion.

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Holy Mothers of God with Br. Mickey McGrath

Art and Reflections on the Maternal Heart of God with Brother Mickey McGrath - Saints who were Mothers, and Mothers of Saints and some Grandmothers too!

Our Church and our world are in desperate need of the Grace-Filled Spirit and Feminine Wisdom of these extraordinary women. Among the heroic saints whose lives we will explore are Mary, Elizabeth, Dorothy Day, Jane de Chantal, Zelie Martin, Elizabeth Anne Seton, and Monica and Martha Jane, the mothers of two boys named Augustine.

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