We are a group of educational trainers, who are enthusiastic about the human being and the world. We work creativly with joy and passion. We serve with our knowledge, experience, and skills to all involved in the ministry of teaching.
We are inspired by the tradition of Jesuit education and the holistic view of personal development as well as by the integral (Ignatian) pedagogical paradigm. As a community of competent practitioners involved directly in school teaching we want to testify that freedom and authenticity, openess and capacity to read the signs of time come from deep reflection on once life. We believe that we can make difference in education not only by training teachers but also by advocating important issus on social and political forums.
Our programs are directed to families and schools who want to see their children and youth being competent and talented, conscient of they role in the society, critical and creative, generous and sensitive to the needs of others.
We offer conferences, workshops and courses for teachers and school administrators. Majority of our activities are held in Warsaw, but our trainers work also in other localities in Poland and abroad. Some courses will be offered in our platform as distance-learning courses. We address them mainly to the participants of IJELP network and CELP network in Eastern European countries and Middle East.
Thanks to our Anonymous Donor from Austria and financial support of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops we are able to offer an international program for school headmasters (Christian Educational Leadership Program), project for teachers concerning refugee integration in the school community (Building Teachers Awareness toward the Migration Crisis and Refugee Integration), and a project promoting Catholic schools in Eastern Europe (Promotion of the Catholic Schools and Family Values in the Former Soviet Block Countries).
On January 23, 2017 in Lviv Wojciech Żmudziński SJ met with priests responsible in Catholic schools for spiritual formation. He shared the experience of Jesuit schools in conducting retreats for the students and presented methods...
On January 22, 2017, in Botniki, in the Lviv Oblast, we conducted classes for 39 teachers of Catholic schools. Teachers learned about effective methods of introducing discipline in the school and discussed in groups how to counter corruption...
Wojciech Zmudzinski SJ and Zbigniew Kruszewski spoke today in Ivano Frankivsk to 50 future teachers. They introduced them to the principles of effective discipline among pupils and to the dynamics of Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm.
On January 20, 2017, at the Ivano Frankivsk seminary in Ukraine, classes for teachers from different parts of the region took place. Two Arrupe Center trainers were working with teachers: Wojciech Żmudziński SJ and Zbigniew Kruszewski.