GIVEN Academy trainings will be streamed LIVE from the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC. 

Buy recordings of sessions from 2020-2021 for $25 per session.


Meet the GIVEN Academy 2020-2021 Leaders

  • Dec. 17
    Career Navigation: Direction for Moving Forward
    Margarita Pineda-Ucero

  • Jan. 14
    The Healthcare Professional's Merciful Gaze
    Sr. Constance Veit, LSP
  • Feb. 18
    Christ-Centered Social Media Marketing

    Jiza Zito
  • Mar. 18
    Marian Leadership: Living the Feminine Genius Fruitfully in the Catholic Workplace
    Meghan Cokeley
  • Apr. 15
    Life Transitions: Discerning your Gifts and Making a Plan

    Glory Darbellay
  • May 20
    Taking Care of Business: How to Start your Business or Nonprofit

    Cassie Panzenbeck

Introducing GIVEN Academy

The GIVEN Institute is proud to offer exclusive GIVEN Academy trainings to the GIVEN Network. Academy sessions are led by established female leaders and include faith formation, leadership development, and practical skills to take your life and leadership to the next level. The GIVEN Academy will support you as you bring the unique gifts of the feminine genius to bear in all areas of your life and support you as you respond with the gift that only you can give.

The GIVEN Academy is another avenue of grace in the lives of young women as they seek to deploy their gifts in the world. The GIVEN Academy hosts an annual series of six trainings led by lay mentors and religious sisters in the GIVEN Network that will provide an opportunity to develop actionable skills young women need to fulfill their callings. Aligned with our Forum specialties (Artistic, Catholic Professional, Care for the Human Person, Entrepreneurial, and Secular Professional), our presenters for each specialty have knowledge, expertise, and experience to share. Each training will be streamed live from the St. John Paul II Shrine and will include a live Q&A session in which participants will have the opportunity to connect directly with the lay mentor or religious sister leading the training!


Besides getting to sit at the feet of six fantastic leaders, women who register for all six trainings of this year’s GIVEN Academy will receive an exclusive GIVEN lapel pin as well as prints of the graphic recordings written during the sessions, like the one shown below.  Both serve as visual reminders of the beautiful work of God in our daily lives through GIVEN. We look forward to experiencing this training together!