The 2019 Immersion Tour and Roundtable is by invitation-only and will bring together directors, trustees, councillors, chief executives and senior executives of faith-based organisations to engage, explore issues and provide an opportunity to discuss, reflect and discern the complex nature of corporate governance in Catholic organisations.


Start date

27 May 2019

End date

31 May 2019


ACU Rome campus

2019 Immersion Tour and Roundtable Program

Download the version of the Governing for Sustainable Human Development and The Common Good Program (PDF, 861KB)

Delegate Readings

Guest speakers and hosts

Hosted by Professor Pauline Nugent, Mr Tom Ristoski, Professor Michelle Campbell and Dr Claudio Betti, the Roundtable brings together speakers from Vatican Dicasteries, together with relevant and senior thought-leaders:

  • Patrick McClure AO
  • Dr David Dawson Vasquez
  • Professor Gayle Avery
  • Dr Harald Bergsteiner
  • Cardinal Agostino Vallini
  • Bishop Paul Tighe


The program begins with two days of facilitated engagement in Assisi.  Exclusive personal guided tours include:

  • Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • Piazza del Comune, Town Hall and Santa Maria sopra Minerva Church
  • Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica
  • The Basilica di San Francesco of Assisi
  • Hermitage and San Damiano Basilica
  • Basilica di Santa Chiara

An array of activities is also included while in Rome:

  • St Peter’s Square
  • Saint John Paul II Chapel
  • St Peter’s Basilica and Papal Crypt Tour
  • Sant’Egidio
  • Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Vatican Secret Archives


Please note that this event is by invitation only. Registrations have now closed. 

Contact us

For more information or to discuss the Governing for Sustainable Human Development and the Common Good Roundtable and Immersion Tour 2019, please contact Greg Baynie:
Phone: +61 2 9739 2837
Mobile: 0477 754 152.

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