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Faith & Leadership Week

Today’s leaders of faith-based institutions are expected to not only spiritually inspire and engage their congregations – they are also expected to effectively manage complex organizations and skillfully lead teams of staff and volunteers. Faith leaders are often confronted with the challenge of figuring out how to supplement their seminary/religious training with the skills needed for effective 21st-century organizational leadership. Kellogg’s new residential executive education program, designed specifically for leaders of faith-based institutions, will give participants the opportunity to learn contemporary leadership and management skills while applying the learning objectives directly to the challenges they face in the faith-based organizations they serve.

Combining the academic rigor of Kellogg’s world-renowned faculty with the expertise of leading faith-based practitioners, this four-day executive education program will provide leaders with cutting edge theory in leadership, strategy, volunteer management, team building, leading change and decision making. This unique educational experience provides an opportunity for leaders of faith-based institutions to connect with each other to form relationships that span across denominational, geographic, and ethnic boundaries.  

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

Upcoming Sessions

  • Apply Online
    January 30 - February 2, 2017
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
This program is designed as a non-denominational learning experience and is therefore open to senior and associate leaders of all faith communities. This is an ideal opportunity for teams of leaders from the same faith community to attend the program together.
  1. Living the Vision
  2. The Inclusive Congregation
  3. Persuasion & Influence
  4. Decision Making
  5. Engaging Volunteers
  6. Team Building
  7. Leading Mission-Driven Change
Jennifer Paul - Academic Director; Assistant Director, Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management

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

Gail Berger - Lecturer

Lisa A Fortini-Campbell - Adjunct Professor of Executive Education

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

Michelle Shumate - Associate Professor, School of Communication, Northwestern University

Location and Accommodations: This program will be held at the James L. Allen Center, located at 2169 Campus Drive in Evanston, IL. This is a residential program and participants will stay on campus at the Allen Center for the duration of the program.

ScheduleThe program will start at 9:00am on Monday, January 25, 2016 and ends at 4:30pm on Thursday, January 28, 2016. 

Lodging is available for both Sunday and Thursday evenings, to accommodate travel.  Once you have registered for the program, please contact Margaret Ann Fowler, the Program Manager at

Cost:  The tuition for this program is $2,000 per person, which includes all lodging, meals, and program materials.  Scholarships are available for this program, as the Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management does not want financial burden to inhibit learning.  For more information on scholarships, call 847-491-3415.

Application Deadline:  The deadline for registration is 10:00am on January 22, 2016.

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.

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