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.

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, Kellogg School of Management

Gail Berger Darlow - Assistant Professor of Instruction, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering; Assistant Professor of Executive Education

Harry M. Kraemer - Clinical Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management

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. All applications are initially submitted at the full list price. Each is reviewed by our registrar and any scholarships granted will be reflected in the amount applied to your invoice or charged to your credit card.

Hospitality during the Program

We strive to provide healthy meal choices for our participants for breakfast, lunch and breaks. We typically provide a range of choices, including some vegetarian-friendly and gluten-avoidant selections. We cannot meet all dietary preferences, but we will do our best to accommodate health restrictions, religious restrictions and food allergies.

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.

What Participants Say

“Faith & Leadership Week was an inspiring, motivating, and reflective experience filled with the kind of wisdom and warmth not usually associated with a business school environment. The faculty were knowledgeable and felt very real to me--not only teachers but practitioners. This first experience has led me to seriously explore more training opportunities with Kellogg.”
Pastor, Harvest Community Church

“The Faith and Leadership program was the most valuable leadership training that I have taken because the information was applicable to a congregational setting, grounded in research, and taught by professors who have experience in leading congregations. Anyone who serves in a leadership position within a congregation would benefit from the knowledge itself and exercises that help us to apply [it] in our own communities.”
Rabbi, Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom

“The Leadership aspect of the program was so informative, relevant, and clearly had been planned with great thought & attention. The Faith component added a dimension I had underestimated before arriving. There was a uniquely special energy that was imbued in everything we did. I loved being with a group of people (fellow students & professional staff) that "got me". Exploring the nuances among faith orientations was fascinating! And it is no surprise that we are more similar than not. In addition to the plethora of skills I hope to employ, I also discovered pieces of my personality that have a huge impact on my leadership style and success.”
Co-President, Central Synagogue Beth Emeth

Learn More

Please email or call us if you would like additional information about Nonprofit Programs

2020 Sessions

June 15-18, 2020

Start: June 15 at 10:00 AM

End: June 18 at 4:30 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 - Scholarships Available

Kellogg School of Management

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