Nollau Leadership Institute

Nollau Leadership Institute Continues Legacy of Leadership Development

By CHHSM Staff | November 14, 2016

20 years ago, CHHSM launched an ambitious plan to offer a leadership development program for our members and the wider Church. The resulting Nollau Leadership Institute aims to provide content that is meaningful and useful to participants, as well as to offer a means of developing a professional network that will have lasting effects. Faculty…

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Registration Opens for 2017 Nollau Institute

By CHHSM Staff | October 17, 2016

Once every four months, Samantha Clevenger meets with a group of fellow leaders from across the country. Cellphones and computers are turned off as participants focus on discussing the challenges and rewards of working for nonprofits and how to become better leaders. “We’re all kind of in the same boat,” says Clevenger, community services manager…

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Nollau Institute Guides, Connects Leaders

By CHHSM Staff | January 14, 2016

When Sandy Sorensen is consecrated as a Diakonal Minister at the CHHSM annual meeting in March, she’ll be in the company of 17 other leaders who will return to their ministries across the country with a renewed sense of mission and purpose. “One of the most important things we can do as servant leaders is…

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New Nollau Class Hosts First Retreat

By CHHSM Staff | June 11, 2015

Abby Drane faced a challenging transition when she became president and CEO of Uspiritus last September. Before joining the Louisville, Kentucky-based nonprofit that serves at-risk children, Drane spent more than 25 years as an executive leader and financial officer for several large health care corporations. “I was chief financial officer for multimillion-dollar companies, and now…

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2014 Nollau Institute Holds Final Retreat

By CHHSM Staff | December 15, 2014

A close-knit group of 11 people from a variety of CHHSM agencies formed the Nollau Leadership Institute’s 2014 class. The group spent a year together in intensive conversation and reflection, as well as retreats, lectures and meetings. Their time together ended on Dec. 11 with their consecration as CHHSM Diakonal Ministers at the Franciscan Renewal…

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Leaders Reflect on Nollau Experience

By CHHSM Staff | November 11, 2014

Marti Coplai had attended countless conferences as a leader in services for older adults. But when her supervisor sent her to the Nollau Institute, she found it was a very different kind of experience. CHHSM’s Nollau Institute is a yearlong program that creates opportunities for small groups of leaders to gather in person and online…

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Nollau Institute Registration Opens

By CHHSM Staff | July 31, 2014

David Waltemeyer felt drawn to the Nollau Institute immediately after hearing about it. Now halfway through his experience as a member of the 2014 class, he’s thankful he made the decision to apply. “I have lifelong friends that before 2014 I didn’t know who they were,” he says. “That’s been amazing.” Waltemeyer, who serves as…

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What Nollau Taught Me

By CHHSM Staff | March 4, 2014

Introduction by: The Rev. Danielle K. Bartz, CHHSM Program Associate  Megan Culbertson, CHHSM Scholar, epitomizes the future of nonprofit faith-based leadership by pursuing both a masters of divinity and a masters of social work in Chicago. Part of her experience as the CHHSM Scholar was to participate in the 2013 Nollau Institute. She was also…

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2014 Nollau Institute Kicks Off

By CHHSM Staff | January 31, 2014

Even before the 2014 Nollau Institute kicked off, participants were anticipating the changes that the leadership program would bring to their lives and that they would then bring to others. The Nollau Institute, a one-year program for leaders from CHHSM member ministries and partnering organizations, combines leadership education with a unique perspective of providing faith-based…

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2013 Nollau Institute Holds Final Retreat

By CHHSM Staff | January 2, 2014

The 2013 class of the Nollau Institute concluded its year of study with a retreat and consecration service on Dec. 12, 2013, in St. Louis, Mo. Students agreed that it had been a formative and informative year. Renita White, vice president of housing support and workforce development for CHHSM ministry UCAN in Chicago, said that she has attended a…

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