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Faith and Leadership Seminars

An offering from the Aspen Institute Executive Seminars and Princeton Theological Seminary

What are we made for? Who am I called to be? How does faith inform my leadership?

The Faith and Leadership seminar invites participants of all faiths, and those who see themselves as seekers, to engage in thoughtful text-based dialogue about the spiritual resources of leadership, the integration of faith and reason, and the place of transcendent values in common life.

In an online, interactive, small-group seminar over three consecutive weeks, participants will engage in dialogue about the deep role of faith in leadership and civic life.

Format: Online, interactive conversations, combining the best of the Aspen Institute’s method of moderated, text-based dialogue and Princeton Theological Seminary’s theological and vocational expertise.  The two-hour seminars include intentional fellowship, devotion, moderated discussion, and benediction. Participants are asked to bring their full selves to this challenging, confidential dialogue.

Participants: leaders from business, the non-profit sector, government, education, and clergy

Readings: drawn from classic and contemporary authors, including Abraham Joshua Heschel, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Paul II, Victoria Safford, Simone Weil, and John Wesley; approximately 20 pages of reading per seminar session 


  • Anne Stewart, Vice President for External Relations, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Jay Marshall, Managing Director and Chief Learning Officer, AlixPartners, LLP and Senior Moderator, Aspen Executive Seminars

Saturday, June 13, 10-12 EDT 
Seminar 1: Looking Up—Creation

This seminar explores the relationship between faith and reason in framing our origins and our ends. What are we made for? How do we think about transcendent values in a materialistic world?

Saturday, June 20, 10-12 EDT
Seminar 2: Looking In—Vocation

This seminar explores the ways in which faith informs individual callings to the love of God and the love of neighbor. Who am I called to be? What am I called to do? Where am I called to be of service?

Saturday, June 27, 10-12 EDT
Seminar 3: Looking Out—Affirmation

This seminar explores faith and reason in the workplace and the common square. How can faith inform my leadership? How can faith inform politics, commerce and social life within a pluralistic society?

Cost to attend three seminars: $375

Participants are asked to commit to all three seminars in order to honor the cumulative integrity of the discussions

A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those for whom the full tuition is truly prohibitive. For further information, contact

Registration is limited to 18 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes June 8.

Event information
Sat Jun 13, 2020 - Sat Jun 27, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm EDT