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NSD Leadership Training Center Opens Leadership Academy for Pastors
September 08, 2020

 The Leadership Training Center of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) on Jeju Island held its first Leadership Academy for Pastors from June 1 to 5, 2020. The program aims to enhance leadership capabilities of local pastors who are serving in the NSD territories. 

Pastor Yoon JaeSung, who was appointed as director of the center last March, along with other managers of the center, planned and designed the program for more than a year with great effort and energy. However, the program was postponed twice this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. This time, the center made thorough preparations to hold the academy while preventing the spread of the coronavirus.  

The academy consists of three steps, and the first step was opened this time for Korean pastors only. The ministerial association of the Korean Union Conference recruited participants. A resident professor of the center and three lecturers were invited as instructors. 

A course on spirituality and leadership was held in the early morning hours. During the day time, participants received practical leadership training, and they also had the opportunity to enjoy a time of relaxing surrounded by the beautiful nature of Jeju Island. In the evening, participants were trained to exercise their leadership skills by discussing various topics. 

At the end of the five-day program, participants were invited to complete a satisfaction survey. Most of the participants responded that they were very satisfied by the event and that the qualities of the lectures were beyond their expectations. Many of them showed interest in the Step II program, which is scheduled to be held in 2021. In the meantime, the Leadership Training Center plans to hold the Step 1 course once again from August 24 to 28, 2020.