The Buttimer Institute is neither a traditional academic program nor a traditional formation program. It has been described as a “uniquely profound Lasallian opportunity” that integrates traditional academic components with personal and inter-personal formation experiences that emphasize and foster a sense of community among participants… providing participants the opportunity to take a “deep dive” to explore and to consider making one’s own the identity and vocation of “being a Lasallian.”
One of the premier programs for professional development consistent with the Lasallian mission of Manhattan College is the Buttimer Institute for Lasallian Studies. This Institute enrolls 120 Lasallian educations from countries such as Jamaica, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, India, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as the United States and Canada who are involved in colleges and universities as well as middle schools, secondary schools, special education centers, and child and family service agencies.
Manhattan College faculty, staff, and employees are invited and encouraged to apply for this two-week residential living and learning professional development and personal formation program offered at Manhattan College from Sunday, June 28 – Friday, July 10, 2020.