Loyola University Chicago

Mission & Identity

Inner-Mission Employee Retreat

The Inner-Mission Employee Retreat seeks to assist employees in exploring, discerning, and affirming their personal mission and its connection to the mission of Loyola University. The retreat challenges each participant to take time to reflect on their individual purpose and meaning.

Retreat Dates for 2019: 
  • June 6-7
Cost: $25 – Includes four (4) meals, one (1) wine and cheese social night, and one (1) night private lodging. 
For more information, please contact Chris Murphy at cmurph3@luc.edu / ext. 8-7431.
Thursday, June 6
11:00a.m. Welcome and Retreat Overview
11:30a.m. Introductions and Ice Breaker
Noon Lunch
1:00p.m. Session 1: Slowing Down/"Retreating"
3:00p.m. Session 1 Exercise
3:30p.m. Quiet Time
6:00p.m. Dinner
7:00p.m. Session 2: Hopes for the New Year
7:30p.m. Individual Reflection
7:45p.m. Small Group Discussion
8:10p.m. Examen
8:30p.m. Food and Beverage Social
Friday, June 7
7:45a.m. Optional Communion Service
8:00a.m. Breakfast
9:00a.m. Session 3: Personal Mission
10:45a.m. Break
11:15a.m. Small Group Discussion
Noon Lunch
1:00p.m. Session 4: Loyola's Mission and Jesuit Values
1:30p.m. Staff Panel Reflections
2:00p.m. Individual Reflection
3:30p.m. Small Group Discussion
4:15p.m. Session 5: Closing Exercise
5:00p.m. Dinner
6:00p.m. Departure

"[The retreat] was more than I anticipated. I knew that the amenities and meals would be first class, but I didn't realize how much I would learn about myself, how much I have in common with other Loyolans... and also that I have much to reflect further."

"I did not know what to expect, yet I am leaving with a better perspective of who I am and what LUC has to offer. I had an opportunity to see LUC in a different light and through other employees' eyes."

Inner Mission Staff Retreat Schedule