Many leaders of faith-based institutions recognize the need to complement their seminary or religious training with the skills needed for dynamic organizational leadership. Designed specifically for congregational leaders, this executive education program offers the opportunity to learn cutting-edge leadership and management theory while giving participants time to work together to apply the learning to their own organization.
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.
Nicholas A. Pearce / Academic Director
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 - Assistant Professor of Instruction, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences; Assistant Professor of Executive Education
Harry M. Kraemer - Clinical Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management
Lauren Rivera - Professor of Management & Organizations; 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
Nonprofit Management Programs are held at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.
340 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago Campus Parking Map - Please Note: the Huron Superior Parking A lot and the Erie Ontario Parking C & D lots are available to the public and should be used when attending programs at Wieboldt Hall.
The deadline for registration is 10:00 am one business day prior to the program start date.
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.
Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay in Chicago.
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.
“Faith Leaders 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 Leaders Week 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
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