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For Immediate Release

Metropolis of Chicago to participate in a Strategic Leadership and Transformative Action executive education program offered by The Fletcher School of Tufts University in partnership with the Faith Endowment

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, August 21, 2019 –The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today that select clergy and lay people will participate inthe pilot class for a Strategic Leadership and Transformative Action (SLTA) executive education program launched in a partnership with FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism and The Fletcher School of Tufts University.

The program will provide participants a foundational set of intellectual, organizational, communication, and technical resources. The curriculum will cover topics such as strategic planning and management, financial planning for non-profits, leadership, communication strategies, Orthodox ethics, religious literacy, and Orthodoxy in U.S. and global contexts. Beyond the pilot launch, the program is intended to be offered to the broaderGreek Orthodox Archdiocese. Additional information, eligibility requirements,and the application can be found HERE. Completed applications must be submitted by September 20th to be considered for the program. All clergy and lay people through out the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago are encouraged to apply.

“I am truly grateful to FAITH and The Fletcher School for the opportunity for the faithful of the Metropolis of Chicago to grow and develop their talents and gifts,” said His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. “For our leaders to be effective in fulfilling the mission of our Church, continuing education and ongoing training are essential, not optional. ”The four-day intensive program will take place in January 2020 and will be administered under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Prodromouas well as leading experts in related disciplines of faith-based and non-profit organizations.

About the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Tracing its roots back to 1923, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is the diocese of Greek Orthodox faithful in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin as well as northern Indiana and southeastern Missouri consisting of 58 parishes and two monastic communities. The Metropolis is one of nine regions in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and is presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. The general offices of the Metropolis are temporarily located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. For more information, visit To sign up for news from the Metropolis, visit:
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