The phrase “way of proceeding” is a very Ignatian expression which implies primarily the paradigm of generativity. How may we understand generativity? It is a fresh way of thinking and acting, both personally and collectively, which opens us up to action that is socially oriented, creative, connected, productive and responsible, capable of having a positive impact on the ways we produce, innovate, live in, care for, organise and invest in society.
Another element of the “way of proceeding”, typically linked to the Jesuit tradition, is the Ignatian pedagogical paradigm. It considers education not primarily as the imparting and acquisition of knowledge, but rather as an environment which develops the whole person with a specific view towards his or her involvement in the various spheres of society: this includes the world of politics.