This year, the Summer Leadership Institute will be offered as a six-week virtual leadership training course for Orthodox Christian college students and young adults (ages 18-25).

Learn what it means to be an Orthodox leader in OCF, the Church, and the world.

What you can expect…

Each week, we’ll explore a different leadership topic through readings, short video lectures, interactive sessions, and leadership breakouts. 

Week 1: HOW TO "WIN" IN LEADERSHIP (A GAME THAT NEVER ENDS)

Instructor: John Meese, Entrepreneur & Dean of Platform University

Sunday, June 28 

7:00-8:00 PM EDT: Welcome to Summer Leadership Institute 2020!

8:00 PM-8:20 EDT: Small Compline

8:30 PM EDT: Lecture Video 1 unlocked

Thursday, July 2  

12:00-1:00 PM EDT: Section I*

8:00-9:00 PM EDT: Section II*

Sunday, July 5

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts 

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: Small Compline

*Students will participate in either Section I or Section II

Week 2: PEACEMAKING IN A DIVIDED WORLD

Instructor: Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Sunday, July 5 

8:00 PM EDT: Lecture Video 2 unlocked

Thursday, July 9 

12:00-1:00 PM EDT: Section I*

8:00-9:00 PM EDT: Section II*

Sunday, July 12 

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts 

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: Small Compline

*Students will participate in either Section I or Section II

Week 3: TOWARDS ORTHODOX UNITY: PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE

Instructor: Matthew Namee, General Counsel & COO of Orthodox Ministry Services & Founding Director of the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas

Sunday, July 12 

8:00 PM EDT: Lecture Video 3 unlocked

Thursday, July 16

12:00-1:00 PM EDT: Section I*

8:00-9:00 PM EDT: Section II*

Sunday, July 19

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: Small Compline

*Students will participate in either Section I or Section II

Week 4: UNITY THOUGHT EXPERIMENT

Instructor: Christina Andresen, Director of Ministries for OCF

Sunday, July 19

8:00 PM EDT: FlipGrid Prompt Unlocked

Sunday, July 26

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: Small Compline

Week 5: GRATITUDE & GIVING

Instructor: Donna Levas, Development Manager for OCF

Sunday, July 26

8:00 PM EDT: Lecture Video 4 unlocked

Thursday, July 30

12:00-1:00 PM EDT: Section I*

8:00-9:00 PM EDT: Section II*

Sunday, August 2

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: Small Compline

*Students will participate in either Section I or Section II

Week 6: OBEDIENCE TO OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Instructor: Fr. Panagiotis Boznos

Sunday, August 2

8:00 PM EDT: Lecture Video 5 unlocked

Thursday, August 6

12:00-1:00 PM EDT: Section I*

8:00-9:00 PM EDT: Section II*

Sunday, August 9

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: SLI Graduation

8:00-8:30 PM EDT: Small Compline

*Students will participate in either Section I or Section II

Hear what other students have to say about their experience

“During SLI, you grow as an Orthodox Christian not only by learning about your faith in the theological or doctrinal sense, but by harnessing essential life skills like public speaking, servant leadership, organization and planning, and conflict resolution and giving them back to the Church.”

-Emma

“When it all comes together in the end it’s like this beautiful retreat where you’re having fun, you’re learning, and you’re with some of the greatest people on earth.”

– Evyenia

“SLI has been a really cool opportunity to hear a lot of really brilliant, knowledgeable speakers share with us from their own experience what it means to be an Orthodox leader.”

– Paul