Gonzaga Spring Semester 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017 3:00 PM - Friday, 31 March 2017 10:00 AM PST

31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA, 93563, United States

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Monday, 27 March 2017 3:00 PM - Friday, 31 March 2017 10:00 AM PST

If the event is listed as sold out please call us at 661-944-2178 for real time availability and waiting list. Office hours are from 8:30am- 5:00pm (closed for mass & lunch *11:45a.m- 1:30pm) Check in time starts at 3:00pm. Check out time is at 10:00am (exceptions may apply).


Gonzaga  Spring Semester 2017

Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31, 2017


Retreat Description: 

ORGL 522 (Leadership and Community) is offered every Fall and Spring to graduate students in the Organizational Leadership and Communication and Leadership Studies programs. The online-based includes one-week stay at St. Andrew's Abbey (www.saintandrewsabbey.com), located in Valyermo, California, in the upper Mojave Desert, about an hour's drive from Burbank. The first half of the online learning prepares students for their participation in the community life of the twenty monks at St. Andrew's, and the second half of the online learning uses monastic life as a metaphor for experiences in all organizational communities. The course concludes in a paper written by each student that applies his or her learning to the very practical (and non-monastic) realities of organizational life.  


In order to register for the course, students need to first make arrangements to stay in one of seventeen available guest rooms at Saint Andrew's Abbey. *There are 2 twin beds in each room*


Arrangements may be made by:

  • $75 non-refundable deposit OR Pay in Full:
  • $400 for Single Occupancy (includes $75 non-refundable deposit)
  • $350 each for shared occupancy (includes $75 non-refundable deposit)


Once students make arrangements to stay at the monastery Guest House, University staff will register them into ORGL 522 on Zagweb. Transportation to the monastery in Southern California is the responsibility of the student, although Dr. John Horsman (horsman@gonzaga.edu) and/or Dr. Michael Carey (carey@gonzaga.edu) will pick up anyone who arrives at Burbank Airport between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Monday that beings the week of the monastic experience.

Saint Andrew's Abbey Retreat House