LASD Conference 2023

LASD Conference 2023

Jesuit Spirituality Center at St. Charles College
Grand Coteau, La. and On-Line.

2023 Louisiana Association of Spiritual Directors Annual Conference Schedule

A Spiritual Approach to Tough Topics: Politics, Abuse, Judgement, Division and More

Our Annual LASD Conference, with an optional/free Pre-Conference, and optional/free Peer Supervision, with on-site, commuter and virtual offerings.

Peer Supervision with Kevin M. Laughlin, PhD (as a one on one, in pairs or in small groups-you decide)

Pre-Conference by Kevin M. Laughlin-Authentic Presence with LGBTQ+ Individuals and Family

Annual LASD Conference-A Spiritual Approach to Tough Topics

Thursday, April 27

  • 9:00am               LASD Board Arrives/(OPTIONAL) Peer Supervision Check In Begins
  • 10:00am              (OPTIONAL) Peer Supervision Sessions (10am-6pm)
  • 4:00pm               (OPTIONAL) Pre-Conference Early Registration

Friday, April 28

  • 9:00am               (OPTIONAL) Pre-Conference Check In for Event
  • 10:00am             (OPTIONAL) Pre-Conference Begins
  • 12:00pm             (OPTIONAL) Pre-Conference Lunch
  • 2:00pm               (OPTIONAL) Pre-Conference Ends
  • 3:00pm               (OPTIONAL) Peer Supervision Session (3-4pm)
  • 4:00pm               Conference Registration (on site & commuters)
  • 5:00pm               Conference Social
  • 7:00pm               Conference Welcome/Introductions Tough Issues in Spiritual Direction #1
    “Spiritual Direction and Mental Health Issues within Families”

Saturday, April 29

  • 9:00am               Conference Tough Issues In Spiritual Direction #2
    “Abiding in Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity with LBGTQ+”
  • 1:00pm               Conference Annual LASD Business Meeting (All Members)
  • 2:30pm               Conference Tough Issues in Spiritual Direction #3
    “Tools for Getting Along in Troubled Times”
  • 5:15pm               Conference Social
  • 6:45pm               Conference Virtual Attendees Log In using email link
  • 7:00pm Conference Compassionate Listening Tools & Techniques in Spiritual Direction (on-site, commuters and virtual)

Sunday, April 30

  • 8:45am               Conference Virtual Attendees Log in using email link
  • 9:00am               Conference Resilience, Life Skills, Partners, Discernment & Integrating Tough Issues (on-site, commuters and virtual)
  • 11:00am              Conference Mass (on-site & commuters)
  • 12:00pm              Conference Departure
  • 12:00pm             (OPTIONAL) Lunch for afternoon Peer Supervision sessions
  • 1:00pm               (OPTIONAL) Peer Supervision Sessions (1-4pm)
  • 4:00pm               All Events Concluded-LASD Board Departs

Please see registration form to register on-site to stay at the Jesuit Spirituality Center, as a commuter, or virtually; and choose which offerings you are interested in. If you are staying on-site at the Jesuit Spirituality Center, you may check in on Thursday at 4pm, Friday at 9am, or on Friday at 4pm. All Virtual attendees should be logged on 15 minutes prior to the start of session on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Breakfast is not included for commuters. Membership questions contact Carol Olson at questions contact Renee Aldridge at

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Conference Registration

You may apply by mail or using the form below. To apply by mail please download and print the form below.

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Sr. Jo Ann Viviano Memorial Scholarship Application

You may apply by mail or using the form below. To apply by mail please download and print the form below.

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• Only Active Members of LASD may apply for a partial scholarship. • Applicants need to be able to cover 50% of the total cost. • We award a limited number of scholarships. Please submit your application by May 31, 2021. • Once registration is complete, if you need to cancel, the non-refundable policy is in effect.

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