CENTRAL EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL

Integral human development: the development of every person and of the whole person.

What is integral leadership?

Is it about effectiveness? About motivating people, delegating well, and getting results? These are important effects of leadership. But none of them are its essence. Integral leadership is about who we are as persons. Integral leaders practice virtues, widen participation, and realize their vocations. In other words, they are capable of building strong relations with themselves, with other people, and with higher, moral order. To be them- selves they continually undergo a process of personal growth.Each of the three features of integral leadership—virtue, relation and vocation—will be the subject of a seminar. Since leadership is not merely an abstract set of skills, as it is always embodied, the fourth seminar will be devoted to Karol Wojtyła/John Paul II him- self – the epitome of an integral leader who changed the world for the better.

Our claim is that there is no ‘leadership’ beyond actual leaders. To bring the point home, students will be asked to prepare presentations on the most inspiring examples of leaders who made a positive impact on their own countries. How do these men and women represent their regional, national and European cultures? How might the lessons of these leaders’ lives be applied to contemporary challenges?