Un curso para líderes cristianos modernos

SPANISH EDITION - ROME - 14-17 July 2020 (part 1) & 22-25 September 2020 (part 2)

In partnership with Georgetown, ESADE and Le Moyne College, our new programme integrates the best insights from the corporate world with the Ignatian 400 year spiritual tradition based on personal development and closeness to Jesus Christ.

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A course for modern Christian Leaders

ENGLISH EDITION - ROME - 18-21 May 2020 (part 1) & 19-22 October 2020 (part 2)
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Idea of the course

Leadership all around us is undergoing a crisis and leaders are coming under increased pressure. Trust and faith in the institutions they represent is weakening. We live in an environment that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (“VUCA”).

In this context high level leaders are looking for formation that integrates their personal values with an ability to tackle new challenges, that develops their spirituality, that encourages and gives consolation, that provides new skills for innovation and discerned decisions.

In partnership with Georgetown, ESADE and Le Moyne College, our new programme integrates the best insights from the corporate world with the Ignatian 400 year spiritual tradition based on personal development and closeness to Jesus Christ.

Course details

The course will take place in the Gregorian University, Rome, Italy (click here to find the location) in following date:

  • 1° module: 14-17 July 2020
  • 2° module: 22-25 September 2020

The course (Module 1 + Module 2) will cost 1400€ per participant or 1100€ per participant for teams of 3 or more. Participants are required to attend both modules to obtain a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

The programme will run every day from 08:30 to 18:30 approximately.

Any questions? Get in touch via email [email protected]

2019 edition testimonies

The program take participants through the gamut of spiritual tools that can inform leadership. From guided reflections, to “spiritual conversations”, to sharing in small groups, to learning about the practical aspects of Ignatian Spirituality, the program is grounded in a commitment to prayer that leads to an environment that is conducive to creating a team spirit.

The team


Josep M Lozano

Professor, Department of Society, Politics and Sustainability at ESADE, URL Associate Professor


  • Doctor en Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación. Universitat de Barcelona
  • Licenciado en Teología. Facultat de Teologia de Catalunya
  • Licenciado en Filosofía y Letras. Universidad de Barcelona

Areas of interest

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Ethics
  • Values and Leadership in Organizations
  • Human quality and spirituality in Management.


His research and teaching work has always dealt with the contribution of companies to society and the human quality of organizations.

He has published five papers and seven books. Among his books, “Danone en Ultzama” won the MSD Award for Business Ethics Research (2005), and his book “Ètica i empresa” received the Joan Sardà Dexeus Award in 1998 for the best book on company economics (it has also been published in Spanish by Trotta and in English by Kluwer). He has also collaborated on a further 33 books. He is the Director of the Observatory on Ethical, Ecological and Social Investment Funds in Spain, which has already published five reports (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004).

He is currently preparing an essay entitled “The citizen company”. He has also collaborated on various newspapers.

He is a co-founder of Ética, Economía y Dirección (the Spanish branch of the European Business Ethics Network); a member of the international board of Ethical Perspectives and of the Society and Business Review; he is also a member of the board of trustees or of the advisory board of various foundations

and associations. He was ESADE’s representative in the consortium of European universities that created the European Academy on Business in Society (EABiS). He was a member of the Commission for the Debate on Values, created by the Generalitat (Autonomous Government) of Catalonia, and is a member of the Forum of Experts in CSR of the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. He was

recognized as a ‘highly commended runner-up’ in the Faculty Pioneer Award (2003), granted by EABiS and the Aspen Institute (USA).

He has been an ESADE Professor since 1986.

Ramon Garcia Gay

Lecturer, Universitat Ramon Llull and ESADE, Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences


  • Bachelor’s in business administration – ESADE
  • Master of Research in Management Sciences – ESADE

Areas of interest 

  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Project Management
  • Digital Business models
  • Digital strategy


Since 1988, he has held various professional management jobs posts in the private sector and non-profit sector. He was responsible for finance, human resources and information systems in Intermon Oxfam, and General Administrator at ESADE. 

He has also held different academic positions at ESADE; BBA director and Master of Science Director, among others.

He has always maintained close ties with the non-profit sector and has been at various governing and advisory boards of non-profit organisations like Fundacio Esplai, Accio Solidaria contra l’Atur or Fundacio Adsis. 

He created the first socially responsible fund in Spain, and still sits at its advisory board (Bancaixa).

He is a lecturer at ESADE and teaches digital business models, project management, Information systems and strategy. 

Carlos Losada Marrodán

Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management, ESADE; Associate Professor, Ramon Llull University (URL)


  • PhD in Management Sciences, Ramon Llull University (URL)
  • Degree in Business Studies and MBA, ESADE
  • Degree in Law, University of Barcelona (UB)

Areas of interest 

  • Boards and governing bodies
  • Managerial functions and leadership
  • Strategy


Carlos Losada has held numerous management positions in both the private and public sectors.  Since 1982, he has held various technical and political posts in the Catalan government, most recently that of Secretary General for Public Administration and Civil Service. In 1997, he joined the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC. 

He has always maintained close ties with the non-profit sector and has sat on various governing bodies of non-profit organisations. 

In 1986, he began his academic career in the Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE, where he lectured on organisational governance, managerial functions, strategy and organisation, combining his teaching with strategic consulting. 

He has spent most of his academic career at ESADE, although he has also taught at other universities and participated in numerous national and international seminars and conferences. 

In 2000, he was appointed director general of ESADE, a position he held until 2010. 

Parallel to his academic work, he has served as a member of various governing bodies, including the boards of directors of Gas Natural Fenosa (Spain), SFL (France), and the European company InnoEnergy (Holland). 

He is currently a lecturer at ESADE and a member of the Government and Public Management reflection group of this institution (ESADEgov), a member of the board of governors of the University of Deusto and of IQS, and the president of UNIJES. 

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Partners of the course

General Curia of the Society of Jesus

The Society of Jesus was founded in 1540 by Saint Ignatius Loyola and his companions. The Jesuit mission is a mission of reconciliation, working so that women and men can be reconciled with God, with themselves, with each other and with God’s creation.

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Missionary Work

From the very beginning, the Society served the Church in Europe as well as in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Men like Robert Bellarmine and Peter Canisius spearheaded the Catholic Reformation in Europe. Courageous missionaries like Francis Xavier, de Nobili, Peter Claver, Roch González, John de Brito, Jean de Brébeuf, and Eusebio Kino brought the Gospel to the ends of the earth.


Very soon after the foundation of the Society, it became clear to Ignatius that schools offered the greatest possible service to the church, by moral and religious instruction, by making devotional life accessible to the young and by teaching the Gospel message of service to others. And so, many schools began to be founded.


Jesuits became deeply involved in scholarship, in science and in exploration. By 1750, Jesuit astronomers ran 30 of the world’s 130 astronomical observatories. Up to 35 lunar craters have been named to honour Jesuit scientists. The so-called “Gregorian” Calendar was the work of the Jesuit Christopher Clavius, the “most influential teacher of the Renaissance”.


A University above all else…. COMILLAS accepts and endorses the definition of a University set forth in the “Magna Charta Universitatum”, signed in Bologna in 1988: “… an academic community that, in a rigorous and critical manner, contributes to the protection and development of human dignity and cultural heritage through research, teaching and providing a diverse range of services to local, national and international communities”.

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We strive to encompass the full reality of humankind and the World we live in

In response to the growing fragmentation of knowledge as it becomes increasing dispersed through new branches of science and specialist areas, COMILLAS aspires: to a systematic approach to reality in all its most complex manifestations; to an interdisciplinary method in research and teaching practices, and to the proposal and search for solutions to human and social problems.

Personal development alongside academic progress

Our aim is that every person to form part of our University receives a comprehensive education: focusing not only on academic training but also on their own free will, their human, ethical and aesthetic awareness, capacity for personal reflection and sense of responsibility. In short, COMILLAS aims to contribute to the full personal development of all its students.

Insistence on a critical approach

A solid base for building a critical approach requires science, the interdisciplinary search for Truth, the assimilation of fundamental values and a deep understanding of social reality. It is only upon these foundations that a truly human and global critical approach can be developed and applied. This critical approach must serve to discern any human manifestation.

Deusto University

The University of Deusto aims to serve society through its contributions with a Christian approach to today’s realities. As a university, its guidelines are love of wisdom, desire for knowledge and rigour in scientific research and methodologies. Therefore, its main focus is on achieving excellence in research and education. Another objective is to provide the background for free persons, who are responsible citizens and competent professionals, equipped with the knowledge, values and skills needed to take on the commitment to foster learning and transform society.

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The Deusto University Project

The firmly rooted Christian tradition supports the belief that faith in God not only gives meaning to life but also inspires and stimulates increasingly deeper and more critical knowledge of every authentically human cultural process. On the other hand, this vision acknowledges that culture, science and technology provide valuable instruments to update our understanding of Christ’s message to mankind. All of these factors make the university a place for meeting and dialogue between faith and knowledge, transcendental hope and the quest for a more human future for all. This is what makes it a Catholic university.

Promote justice

The University of Deusto aims to serve society through its contributions as a university with a Christian approach to today’s realities. Justice, which forms part of our mission, must be a cross-cutting aspect of all university activities.


ESADE is a global academic institution known for the quality of its education, its international outlook and its clear focus on holistic personal development. With strong ties to the business world, ESADE stands out for its innovation and contribution to social transformation. People are ESADE’s greatest asset: faculty, professionals, and more than 60,000 alumni all over the world.

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ESADE applies a unique and innovative learning model based on the internalisation of values ​​and the development of professional and executive competences.

ESADE generates new knowledge that helps to improve the dynamics of organisations, businesses and the practice of law.

Social debate
ESADE is a platform where people can gather and discuss important issues with the aim of improving society.

Inspiring Futures
At ESADE, we believe in holistic education: rather than merely transmitting knowledge, we instil empathy for the surrounding world and empower students to transform it, day after day, into a better place.

Gregorian University

The Gregorian is an Ecclesiastical, Pontifical and Jesuit University. Rooted in the Ignatian spirit, it aims to form men and women from every culture in such a way that they can find God wherever they will live (in all things). Each, according to his or her vocation, is called to bring the world to God so that God will be known by all people in their own language and tradition.

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Excellence in teaching

As a University, it seeks excellence in teaching, personal reflection, and research, offering to its students a harmonic synthesis between human knowledge and the light of faith according to the appropriate method for each academic discipline. Being aware of the interrelationship between science and the continuing evolution of knowledge, it fosters an interdisciplinary approach in its methods of research and the updating of the university community through the new tools of communication for distance learning.

Multicultural environemnt

Studying at the Gregorian offers a unique experience, at the ecclesial and academic level, which leaves a mark of universality for life. Its international character, with professors and students from around 120 countries, makes the environment of the University unique.

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