Global Citizenship

The Conforti Institute is one of the organisations implementing the Global Learning Programme-Scotland. This supports professional learning to develop global citizenship in schools and to integrate it into classroom practice. For more info, including FREE CPD opportunities in Global Learning CLICK HERE.

Pupil Programmes

Our courses for young people are widely recognized as complementing and enhancing a values based education.  Our  programmes help build teams, teach new skills and  have fun, whilst challenging young people to reflect on the issues of  an increasingly complex world.

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Teacher Courses and Events

We offer a portfolio of Professional and Personal Development opportunities for  schools.  These programmes  provide staff with practical strategies for dealing with difficult  issues whilst allowing them time to reflect  on their own practice.

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Personal & Professional Development

The centre offers a range of personal and professional development opportunities.  These can be tailored to suit needs ranging from aspects of spiritual reflection to leading and managing people.

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Anti-Sectarian Project

Our Anti-Sectarian Project is supported by  funding from the Scottish Government.  The project’s aim is to listen and respond to the voices of the Catholic community on sectarianism.

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Hire of Centre

Our  purpose built facilities are suitable for residential meetings and day conferences.  A number of  meeting rooms complement the main conference room which can accommodate up to 80 people: all rooms come with state of the art AVA facilities.

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Conforti Institute: Overview

Named after Guido Maria Conforti, founder of the Xaverian Missionaries in 1895, the Conforti Institute is an educational initiative of the Xaverian Missionaries. The Xaverians are an international missionary congregation working in over twenty countries in four continents.

At our modern centre in Coatbridge, we work with young people, community groups and teachers; we also provide curriculum advice and access to a wide range of resources, both material and online.

We offer courses and training based around different themes such as poverty, social justice and global development.

We also provide CPD training and Youth Ministry programmes, as well as education services for all types of religious and church groups. All courses can be tailored to your individual needs.

Our large, purpose-built centre has en-suite accommodation for up to 70 guests and we have a large conference room that can hold up to 100 people, with on-site IT facilities. A full in-house catering facility is available.

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Contact The Institute


Conforti Institute
Calder Avenue


01236 607120




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We Are Grateful For Funding Received From

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Big Lottery Fund awarded Conforti Institute the sum of £9,821 from their Awards for All programme to undertake our Global Garden project.  The funds were used to redevelop the garden area at the centre to allow us to carry out some of our activities outside, particularly when we are working with school groups, and provide those who use the centre with a lovely space to relax when they visit.  We are very grateful to Big Lottery Fund for their support.

If you would like some information on how to apply to Awards for All for funds to help your project please see the guidance on the Big Lottery Fund’s website

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Conforti Institute is one of a range of projects aimed at tackling sectarianism in communities across Scotland who were given funding totalling more than £3 million by The Scottish Government. The funding was allocated following a robust assessment process supported by the independent expert group set up to look at sectarian issues in Scotland.

Conforti Institute received £205,856 from The Scottish Government to deliver work with the Catholic community and joint activity with agencies from other Christian religions. This has allowed us to set up and run our Anti-Sectarian Project.

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People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We received funding from the Trust to support our Cooking Pots Project which gave local people the opportunity to come along to the centre and take part in a healthy lifestyle project.

To find out more about applying for People’s Postcode Trust funding and the projects which the Trust supports visit their website

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