Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLIA) Program: A Program for Emerging Leaders

September 2011 - June 2013


CLIA is designed to nurture young, faith-centered, emerging leaders so that they can impact society and culture.  By providing both spiritual formation and secular leadership training, the CLIA program is unique and intentionally goes where other leadership or spirituality programs for young adults have not.


We seek individuals who care about their faith and seek ways to live that faith through their various works - whether as lawyers, business professionals, those serving in church ministries, or as parents. 


This two-year cohort experience is open to Jesuit-educated and affiliated alumni of all faiths, and the program is rooted in Ignatian spirituality, Jesuit mission and Christian ethical practice, prayer and tradition.


It is our goal that the CLIA cohort will represent diverse professions and backgrounds, and also share certain key characteristics:

a capacity for self-reflection,work experience, a personal commitment to serve the common good, the potential to make a substantial positive impact on society, and the willingness to pursue continued spiritual and professional growth. 

View the  CLIA Application for more information. Application are due to by 4:30 pm on Friday, June 17, 2011. 

If you have questions contact Tom Norwood, Assistant Director of Magis at or Ethan DeCoster, CLIA Program Manager at decoster@seattleu.eduOr visit the website


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