Prof Dev Programs

The Seminars that form part of our ‘Siloam’ formation program, may be studied individually, with the option to complete the Assessment Task.  These seminars may be acceptable as professional development in a range of careers and ministries.  A number of our Reflection Events may also be considered as approved professional development.

The following Programs, Seminars and Reflection Events are recommended as professional development for Spiritual Directors and others in ministry.  Many of these are available to participants via Zoom – feel free to contact us for further information.

The events noted below with ** include hours accredited by the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria to gain/maintain accreditation at Catholic schools – click here for more information.


Professional Development for Supervisors:
Emmaus+1: Supervision of Spiritual Directors*

(in-person preferred with online available for interstate and rural participants)
4 x Tues, 2, 9, 16 & 23 May, 10am–5pm OR 4–day Intensive, Wed 23 Aug to Sat 26 Aug, 10am–5pm

This program is run as an additional seminar of the Emmaus Supervision Program, continuing the archetypal journey of discovery of the encounter of the two disciples with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. Drawing on Maureen Conroy’s text ‘Looking into the Well: Supervision of Spiritual Directors’, it is designed for graduates of Emmaus and other supervision training programs, and those with experience as a formator in a spiritual direction training program supervising students.

The seminar will explore the holding space of supervision of spiritual directors.

Supervision of spiritual directors is grounded in a fundamental assumption that within and beyond the workplace, God is present.

This unique focus in the ministry of supervision of spiritual directors will serve as a vital element in professional development for supervisors who
wish to work with spiritual directors. The seminar provides a framework for contemplative supervision with a focus on supporting discernment, spiritual growth patterns, healing and fostering interior freedom. It builds on Maureen Conroy’s work Looking into the Well: Supervision of Spiritual Directors. The conversation Jesus has
with a woman at a well in Samaria is explored as a model for supervision of spiritual directors.

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Emmaus Supervision Program –  part-time/Intensives (applications invited for the 2023/24 program – click here)
Damascus Spiritual Leaders Program – part-time/after hours (applications invited for the 2023 program – click here)
Let the Heart Listen – part-time (applications invited for the program in Semester 1/2023 – click here)

14-week Seminars:
Spirituality of Human Life Stages A
Spirituality of Human Life Stages B
Professional Standards in Ministry
The Nature of Human Experience and the Human Experience of the Divine
Religious Experience
Grace & Conversion
Ecological Spirituality

For more information on any of the above, see our Seminars & Courses page.