Steve Crate, subdeacon at St. Joseph’s Maronite Catholic Church in the Eparchy of St. Maron, was selected as a Fellow for the Ninth annual Catholic Leadership Certificate Program at the University of Notre Dame July 7-14, according to a news release from the The University of Notre Dame Catholic Leadership Certificate Program in Indiana.

Crate, from Waterville, joined 46 other leaders from more than 20 countries from North America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Sponsored through a collaboration between Nonprofit Certificate Education in the Mendoza College of Business and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs, it was an eight-day program designed to give Catholic leaders a deeper understanding of their role in their organizations and their responsibilities to their subordinates and colleagues.

Top experts and Notre Dame faculty educate the fellows on topics important to effectively lead nonprofit Catholic organizations, such as organizational evaluation, fund development, people-centered leadership, strengths-based leadership, culture and mission, strategic planning, negotiation, fundraising and leveraging polarities.

This program is part of the University of Notre Dame’s commitment to support the mission and work of Catholic institutions around the world. Each year fellowships are offered to professionals in Catholic organizations that cover 95 percent of the $5,000 registration fee, according to the release,

For more information, contact Marc Hardy, Ph.D., at 574-631-1087 or email him at [email protected].

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