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Application for Participation in Formation Preparation Retreats

Please prepare an application packet that contains the following items:

  • Participant information

  • Personal statement

  • Statement from your college's Chief Executive Officer or designated administrator

Participant Information

Please provide us with the following:

  • Name

  • Title, Department, Institution

  • Address, City, State/Province, Zip/Postal Code, Country

  • Telephone Numbers (work and home, including area codes)

  • Fax Number

  • E-mail Address(es) (work and home, if applicable)

  • Dietary Preferences/Restrictions (Note: Most dietary preferences can be accommodated; please contact us if you have unusual dietary requirements.)

  • Special Services Needed and/or Medical Concerns (For example, we'd like to know if mobility issues make it desirable for you to have a ground floor room.)

Personal Statement

Please provide us with a personal statement in which you:

  • Describe the relationship of formation to your current sense of vocation, including a review of the awareness-building activities in which you have participated.  The statement should also indicate how you work with questions of integrity and authenticity in your own life.

  • Indicate the role you will play in your college's formation team. Those intending to become formation facilitators should include a summary of experiences with group facilitation.

CEO Statement

Your application packet will include a statement from your college's Chief Executive Officer (or designated administrator) indicating:

  • The institution's level of commitment to the goals of formation

  • Support for the costs associated with preparing and sustaining formation facilitators and team members (primarily travel costs and participant fees for preparation retreats and the Annual Gathering)

Additional Information from Teams

One member of the college's team should also include a statement indicating:

  • The current state of formation work at your institution

  • Formational issues and plans for your institution

Please send your completed application materials:

  • Electronically to cfhe@dcccd.edu, or
  • By mail to:
    The Center for Formation in Higher Education
    701 Elm Street
    Dallas, TX 75202