Some professional organizations require their members to participate in professional development activities to increase their expertise in their practice or field and to keep their licenses and/or skills current. As well, some professionals and apostolate leaders simply recognize the enormous value of ongoing education in their fields of service. Continuing Education is the term used to recognize the activities approved by certain organizations for professional development.

All Graduate courses can be taken at the Continuing Education level. Students are to complete all the work required in the Graduate program but are graded on a pass/fail basis.

Those most likely to benefit from the Avila Institute Continuing Education program are those seeking to deepen their roots in spirituality in order to better enable their service to others. Among those who would benefit are:

    • Spiritual Directors: Spiritual Guides and Spiritual Mentors
    • Ordained and Religious: Priests, Deacons, Religious, Consecrated
    • Professionals: Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Chaplains, Social Workers, and Counselors
    • Apostolate Leaders: Catechists, Directors of Religious Education, Teachers, Administrators, and RCIA Instructors