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Professional Development

Our professional development events cater to Spiritual Directors, Supervisors and others in a range of careers and ministry.  Our current professional development events include:

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.

To apply for this program, please download, complete and return this application form.

The Emmaus+1 Program costs $1,100. If personal finances present a barrier to undertaking this program, we invite you to contact us.

Formation Programs

Emmaus Supervision Program –  part-time/Intensives (applications invited for the 2024/25 program – click here)
Damascus Spiritual Leaders Program – part-time/after hours (applications invited for the 2024 program – click here)
Let the Heart Listen – part-time (applications invited for the program in Semester 1/2024 – click here)

14-week Seminars

  • Discernment
  • 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 What We Offer.