Faith & Leadership Week

Many leaders of faith-based institutions recognize the need to supplement their seminary or religious training with the skills needed for effective 21st-century organizational leadership. Designed specifically for such leaders, this residential executive education program offers the opportunity to learn cutting-edge theory and how to apply it in practice, including leadership, strategy, volunteer management, team building, leading change and decision making.

Combining the strengths of Kellogg’s world-renowned faculty experts with the experience of leading faith-based practitioners, this four-day program provides a unique, hands-on educational experience. Here, leaders of faith-based institutions can connect with each other, form relationships that span denominational, geographic, and ethnic boundaries, and work collaboratively toward solutions to their common challenges.

This program will be held at the James. L. Allen Center in Evanston, IL

Center for Nonprofit Management

Nicholas A. Pearce / Academic Director


Who Should Attend

  • Senior and associate leaders of all faith communities
  • Teams of leaders from the same faith community wishing to attend together

Program Content

  • The inclusive congregation
  • Persuasion and influence
  • Decision making
  • Engaging volunteers
  • Team building
  • Leading mission-driven change
  • Leading today


Jennifer Paul - Academic Director; Director, Nonprofit Executive Programs, Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management

Nicholas A. Pearce - Academic Director; Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

Gail Berger - Assistant Professor of Instruction - Kellogg Management & Organizations, SESP - Learning & Organizational Change, McCormick – Masters of Engineering Management

Harry M. Kraemer - Clinical Professor of Strategy

Loran Nordgren - Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

Lauren Rivera - Associate Professor of Management & Organizations; Associate Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)

Michelle Shumate - Associate Professor, Communication Studies; Associate Faculty, Institute for Policy Research; Director of Graduate Studies, Master’s in Communication Studies; Founding Director, Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact

Fees & Accommodations


This is a residential program and participants will stay on campus at the Allen Center for the duration of the program.

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL

Application Deadline

The deadline for registration is 10:00 am one business day prior to the program start date.

Scholarship Assistance

Up to 50% scholarships are available for all of our nonprofit executive education programs for those working in nonprofit organizations.

Cancellation Policy:

Participants must notify the Program Manager five business days in advance of the program start date if they are unable to attend. Otherwise, participants will be charged 20% of the stated program fees.

When canceling a program registration, participants may choose to rollover their payment to a future program or receive a refund. Participants are allowed three rollovers, after the third rollover, participants forfeit the money paid to the Center for Nonprofit Management.

*Refund or rollover must be requested at the time of the program cancellation. Once a program payment has been rolled over, a monetary refund is no longer an option. The participant must continue with the rollover process.

Personal Consultation

Please email or call us if you would like a personal consultation for Nonprofit Programs

Upcoming Sessions

January 30 - February 2, 2017

Start: January 30 at 8:00 AM

End: February 2 at 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Evanston campus

For more information about this program, please contact Jennifer Paul at or (847) 467-0866


Fee includes lodging and most meals

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208