Institute of St Anselm – Accredited International Centre for Leadership Training


C/O IL Carmelo, Via Doganale 1, 00043 Ciampino, Roma, Italy

We are an international residential Centre for training in leadership and spiritual. personal and relational development of lay Christians, priests and members of religious communities. We welcome mature participants from all over the world. There are around 60-100 participants each year for the Diploma and Certificate programs. The programs are full-time and residential, but participants need to find accommodation for the Christmas and Easter breaks, each of which is for 3 weeks.

The mission of the Institute is to prepare and train leaders and formators. We aim to develop self-awareness and a high EQ (Emotional Quotient) and SQ (Spiritual Quotient) in participants through integrating psychology with a deep spirituality.  We stress the importance of relationships with God, self, others and the environment, and this is carried out within the context of community living based on the model of the Blessed Trinity.

We believe that the best way to form leaders is from ‘the inside out’ based on a biblical model of leadership. Leadership and formation become an enjoyable challenge!

The way in which this mission is carried out is constantly re-evaluated by the Senior Management Team, the Programme Management Committee and the Assessment Board in conjunction with other staff and participants. The evaluation is comprehensive and covers all aspects of the Institute.

Participants will find here a nourishing spiritual and community life, as well as stimulation for the mind and heart and care for the health of the body. Ours is truly a holistic approach.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Institute.

Fr Len Kofler MHM (Director)

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The programme is planned to serve the needs of bishops, major supervisors, parish priests or chaplains, community and group leaders, senior nursing staff, rectors of seminaries, members of formation teams, pastoral workers, and leaders of lay communities.

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