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Marquette University Catholic Education Leadership Institute

What we do

The Institute for Catholic Leadership applies our Catholic heritage to expand the vision and effectiveness of Catholic institutions by engaging leaders in personal and professional development.

Services offered

  • We assist Catholic institutions locally, regionally and nationally in strengthening their missions, Catholic identity; leadership and governance structures; and pathways toward excellence and operational vitality.

  • We interpret and apply research, best practices and innovative strategies within the context of Catholic institutions to ensure their continued growth, development and fidelity to mission.
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  • We support and provide training and consultative services to Catholic leaders through large-scale conferences, targeted workshops and individualized consultative experiences.

  • We recruit and develop the next generation of Catholic leaders to enhance the leadership skills of current Catholic institutional personnel.

  • We partner with local, regional and national efforts of other Catholic institutions dedicated to the growth and developent of Catholic schools. These include the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), Catholic Higher Education Supporting Catholic Schools (CHESCS), the NCEA National Standards and Benchmarks Council (NNC), and the Jesuit Schools Network (JSN).



The ICL has created a Principals Evaluation Protocol based upon the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) in collaboration with the NCEA and the NNC. This protocol is available for use by (arch)dioceses and schools. The protocol is best applied in consultation with the ICL. Consultations can be scheduled via phone, email, video link, or in person. Please contact Thomas Kiely: 414-288-6453;



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  • Mission and vision

    —  Catholic identity and mission
  • Services of the institute

    —  What is the institute's purpose?
  • Program goals

    —  Initial program goals for 2013–14
  • Contact the institute

    — Located in Zilber Hall, 256
        1250 W. Wisconsin Ave.

  • Catholic education resources

    —  Greater Milwaukee Catholic Education Consortium
  • Milwaukee Archdiocese
    — Serving Milwaukee County parishes, schools and institutions
  • NCEA
    — National Catholic Educational Association
  • ACCU
    — Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • AJCU
    —  Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
    —  Catholic Higher Education Supporting Catholic Schools

  • Marquette University