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Ryan Leadership Institute - Senior Service

During their Senior year, students in our Ryan Leadership Institute participate in two programs that focus on the learning and application of practical skills. 



The Business Education in Skills & Techniques program consists of six (6) workshops, conducted three times each semester, in which business professionals offer a variety of skills that would be applicable in any career or corporate setting, such as

  • ♦  projects ... how to create a proposal and/or make a formal presentation
  • ♦  personnel ... how to market oneself, conduct interviews, and/or complete performance appraisals
  • ♦  communications ... how to engage in active listening, interact with different generations, and/or craft public relations
  • ♦  groups ... how to conduct efficient meetings and/or navigate a corporate culture
  • ♦  finances ... how to create an operating budget and/or review a financial statemement
  • ♦  events ... how to plan, promote, and assess activities

current schedule of workshops


As the acronym implies, leadership students are required to take an active role in a campus organization of some kind (e.g., team, club, committee, etc.); alternatively, students may design and execute a unique project on campus.  The purpose of these "service" projects is to put into practice, for the benefit of the campus community, the valuable tools learned in the ► "Hero's Journey"during the preceding year.

► project Proposal form

Events Calendar

R. Wayne & Joan Kraft Memorial Lecture

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 08:00 PM
DeSales University 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA
DeSales University Center

This annual lecture series is designed to offer the public a humanistic viewpoint on an issue of national prominence. The topic of discussion for this event will be The attractive beauty of holiness: the influence of St. Francis de Sales in the married  spirituality of Elisabeth Leseur. FR. THOMAS KEVIN KRAFT, OP, Friar of the Province of Saint Joseph USA, currently assigned to Saint Dominic's House, Nairobi, Kenya is our featured speaker. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required. 

Salesian Spirituality