Catholic Leadership Summit

In-Person Pass 
for diocesan/system leaders:
Virtual Pass
for all leaders:
CLS Highlights
“The level of session content, conversation and collaboration for Catholic School Superintendents and Associate Superintendents at CLS is unsurpassed. Because of our shared mission and support of NCEA, personal friendships and professional networks are formed. I wouldn't miss it!

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What to expect:
  • Platform access begins October 4
  • Streaming access to live sessions throughout October
  • Access to on-demand library
  • Virtual networking and collaboration opportunities
  • Open to all diocesan or system leaders
  • Includes live events in:
    • Salt Lake City (Oct 24 - 26
    • Juan Diego Catholic High School, 300 East 11800 South Draper, UT 84020
  • Full access to live virtual sessions on Oct 4
  • Full access to on-demand library
  • Virtual networking and collaboration opportunities
  • Month-long access to all learning
  • Top-quality keynotes and presenters
  • Engagement with critical topics:
    • Catholic school excellence in a post-COVID era
    • Recent parent perception of Catholic school
    • Combating disaffiliation
    • Innovative approaches to Catholic education
    • Parental school choice
    • Strengthening Catholic microschools
    • Defining effective executive leadership in Catholic education

Hear what others think!

What to take away:

  • Be inspired by content experts and thought leaders at the forefront of Catholic school leadership (NSBECS Standard 6).
  • Examine measures of success for Catholic schools in a post-COVID world (NSBECS Standard 6.5).
  • Reflect on infrastructure of system-wide and school programs and services that ensure operational vitality of Catholic education (NSBECS Standard 6.6).
  • In light of concerns of disaffiliation and post-pandemic challenges, re-engage with colleagues for clear articulation of mission and vision in Catholic education (NSBECS Standard 6.2).
  • Foster innovation and actionable strategies rooted in the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS).

Virtual Pass:

Platform access begins October 4

In-Person Pass:

Salt Lake City, October 24 - 26

Amy Hogan, Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph

Lytia Reese, Diocese of Raleigh
“The vocation of superintendent can be isolating. Attending CLS gave me the much needed opportunity to learn from and connect with other (arch)diocesan leaders who’ve become my mentors, collaborators, and friends.
I didn't realize how much I needed to connect with Catholic leaders outside of my diocese to hear new ideas and be re-energized by their experiences. Thank you for creating this space for conversations.”
Jennifer Bigelow, Diocese of Richmond
Very knowledgeable and allowed me to think and reflect looking through a different lens.

School Leaders/Superintendents/Diocesan/System Leaders

CLS 2021 is a month-long hybrid event. The Virtual Pass is available beginning October 4 to all Catholic school leaders, including principals, arch/diocesan superintendents, assistant or associate superintendents, directors of diocesan level offices of Catholic school education, leaders of religious congregation systems/networks of Catholic schools, K-12 school leaders and members of higher education.

The In-Person Pass is open to all diocesan or system leaders to attend live events in Salt Lake City (October 24 - 26).

*Are you a new system leader joining Catholic education? Welcome! We are grateful you have answered the call. In addition to our main hybrid event, we invite you to join us for the New Superintendents Academy, which launches virtually in August with continued supports throughout 2021 - 2022. Participants in New Superintendents Academy will join the Catholic Leadership Summit as virtual-only attendees or in Salt Lake City on October 23.

Title II-A: Paying by invoice is ONLY available to schools utilizing ESSA Title II-A funds through their local educational agency (LEA)/school district or EANS funding through their state educational agency (SEA).

  • Opportunity to gather in prayer
  • Networking with Catholic school leaders from around the country


John Galvan, Diocese of San Diego

Get noticed at CLS 2021!

For sponsorship opportunities contact Lincoln Snyder at or 571.257.0022

Perception and Enrollment Trends,

Disaffiliation and Innovation

Salt Lake City: Oct. 24 - 26

Click below for the Schedule At A Glance!

New Superintendents Academy Salt Lake City: Oct. 23 - 24

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