The Spirit & Craft of Teaching

in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition
June 17-21, 2024
Siena Hall Conference Center on the Aquinas College campus | Nashville, TN


Registration is currently full. To sign up for the wait list, please click the “Register” button at the top of this page.

Our most hands-on, sequential event, Spirit & Craft of Teaching in the Liberal Arts Tradition immerses teachers in the theory and practice of Catholic liberal arts pedagogy. The program is designed for both new and veteran teachers who are unfamiliar with Catholic liberal arts education, but it is open to all who desire to learn more. The program size is limited to allow for maximum personal attention; participants prepare and present lessons and receive feedback. Due to the limited size of the program, the number of registrants from each school is limited to three.


The program begins on Monday with check-in beginning at 1 p.m. and the opening session beginning at 3 p.m. The program concludes on Friday around noon. Please note: By registering, participants confirm that they will attend this program in its entirety. Since the content provided is integrated and sequential, it is important to not arrive late, depart early, or skip sessions.

COST FOR 2024:

$1,975 per person, due within 10 days of registration

The cost includes overnight lodging at Siena Hall Conference Center on the Aquinas College campus. The cost also includes meals beginning with dinner on Monday and concluding with breakfast on Friday, with the exception of dinner on Wednesday, when participants have the option to explore Nashville on their own.


Title funds (federal monies administered by your Local Educational Agency) may be available to help offset participant costs related to this event. Past participants in this event have successfully secured title funding. Please review some helpful information here.


A limited number of partial, needs-based scholarships are reserved specifically for clergy and vowed religious interested in participating in this program. If you are a member of the clergy or a vowed religious interested in applying for a scholarship, please complete this scholarship request form.


Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the Siena Hall Conference Center. Nashville International Airport (BNA) is about 20 minutes by car from the Aquinas College campus (4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205). Sleeping rooms at Siena Hall Conference Center are private; there is a shared bathroom for every two rooms.


An elevator is available in the Siena Hall Conference Center to provide access to all of the floors of the building. Occasionally, daily Mass may be held at Ascension Saint Thomas West Hospital instead of on the Aquinas College campus. The walk from the conference center to the hospital is a 6-min, .2 mile walk. Please email Program Manager Megan Fassero at to make alternate arrangements to travel to daily Mass.


Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are granted for participation in ICLE workshops, programs, and events. You may request a certificate of attendance for a previous event HERE.


For all programs, cancellations received at least 60 days in advance of the event will be honored with a full refund. Cancellations received at least 30 days in advance will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than 30 days in advance will receive no refund. Please allow up to 30 days for a refund to be processed.


Please contact Program Manager Megan Fassero with questions:

What Past Participants Say

“The workshop was incredible. It challenged me in so many ways. With the information I received, I was able to expand my mind in ways that I didn’t realize it could stretch in such a small amount of time. My heart and soul–and mind–grew this week! Thank you!”

"I felt every presentation was outstanding–there was variety, time for reflection, and always something included that I could relate to and do.”

“Excellent and eye-opening. I can’t thank you enough for introducing Catholic liberal arts education to my co-worker and me. This was the best professional development I’ve ever attended!”

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