USJ explores the connection between Catholic Social Teaching and Contemporary Management Theories





This month, USJ’s Xavier Centre on Memory and Identity is hosting a series of academic activities on Christianity and Modern Culture and Society delivered by Fr. Andrzej Sarnacki S.J. from the Jesuit University Ignatianum, Poland.

On Monday, June 12, 2023, Fr. Andrzej Sarnacki S.J., professor at Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow Poland, delivered the first of two seminars on Catholic Social Teaching and Contemporary Management Theories. In the style of a “conversatorium”, that is, delivering the seminar in conversation with those attending, Fr. Sarnacki began with a quote from the “Albert Einstein of Management,” Peter Drucker: “The differences between managing a chain of retail stores and managing a Roman Catholic diocese are amazingly fewer than either retail executives or bishops realize.” From this statement, Fr. Sarnacki guided the room full of students through a variety of Management Theories to explore how they can benefit the Catholic Church and what the Catholic Church, with its own 2000 years of organizational expertise, has to offer the study of management.

The second seminar, on Leadership and Catholic Social Teaching, will be held next Monday, June 19 at the USJ Seminary Campus Classroom EO1, from 18:00-19:30. Register through the QR code below to receive a reading ahead of time in preparation for the seminar.

Register online to receive a reading ahead of time in preparation for next week’s seminar.