A two-day interactive leadership summit on the beautiful campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross

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Learn first-hand from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, as he shares inspirational wisdom on how our Orthodox faith and life can guide the leadership responsibilities of young professionals.


Share in the unique experience of interactive leadership workshops with Tim Tassopoulos, Vice President of Operations for Chick-fil-A. Sessions address leadership challenges you face in your life and work and give you practices to raise your level of leadership and be more effective at work, at home, and in the community.


Interact with successful professionals who live their Orthodox Christian faith in their professional careers: Jim Speros, Executive Vice President, Fidelity Investments; Catherine Avgiris, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Comcast Cable; and Constantine Triantafilou, Executive Director, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).


Network with 50 other young professionals from the Boston Metropolis and across the country! This event is by invitation only and registration will fill up, so secure your place by registering today!


His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios was elected Archbishop of America by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on August 19, 1999. He was enthroned on September 18, 1999 in New York City. In over a decade of leading the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with over one and a half million members in the United States, he has touched and inspired the lives of thousands of people with his incessant, methodical and loving archpastoral ministry. Learn more


Tim Tassopoulos

Tim Tassopoulos is Executive Vice President Operations at Chick-fil-A. Tim began his career at Chick-fil-A in 1977 as a restaurant team member and joined the home office staff as a business consultant in 1983. He graduated from Oglethorpe University in 1981 with a BA in history and political science and received his MBA from Georgetown University in 1983.
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Jim Speros

Jim Speros, Executive Vice President – Corporate Communication Services at Fidelity Investments,is responsible for all internal communications touching over 40,000 employees.
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Catherine Avgiris

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Catherine Avgiris is responsible for all functional, programmatic, and financial operations of Comcast Cable. Cathy brings an extensive range of experience to the position, including broad operational expertise; a strong financial background; a deep understanding of the Company; and in-depth knowledge of the media, technology, and cable industry.
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Dean Triantafilou

Constantine M. Triantafilou, has been the driving force behind International Orthodox Christian Charities, IOCC, for 16 years, but his dedication to helping those in need dates back to 1993, when he joined IOCC as commodities manager for the former Yugoslavia.
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*Schedule subject to change. Please check periodically for updates.


Friday, March 20, 2015

4:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Registration (Reading Room, Archbishop Iakovos Library - Building 4)

5:00 PM
Vespers, Holy Cross Chapel

6:00 PM
Dinner, Condakes Refectory

7:00 PM
Introduction & Welcome
His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios

7:10 PM
Keynote: Leadership & Excellence
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

8:00 PM

8:15 PM
Interactive Session: Top Ten Challenges for Young Professionals
Tim Tassopoulos

9:00 PM
Reflection session: How Does Our Theology Support Us in our Challenges?

9:30 PM

10:30 PM
Shuttles to Hotels

Saturday, March 21, 2015

9:30 AM
Raising Our Leadership Level as Young Professionals at Work, at Home, and in the Community - Session 1

10:45 AM

11:00 AM
Raising Our Leadership Level - Session 2

12:15 PM

12:30 PM

1:45 PM
Panel of Professional Leaders
Introduction: Christine Karavites
Panel of professional leaders will reflect on their own leadership practices

3:15 PM

3:30 PM
Closing Remarks

4:00 PM
Leadership Summit Concludes

* This concludes the Leadership Summit; however, participants are encouraged to stay for continued fellowship through early afternoon on Sunday.

4:00-5:00 PM
Reception, Campus Tour, Library Museum

5:00 PM
Vespers, Holy Cross Chapel

6:00 PM
Dinner - NoName Restaurant, Boston

7:30 PM
Orthodoxy on Tap with Aristotle Papanikolaou

10:00 PM
Shuttles back to Lodging

Sunday, March 22, 2015

9:30 AM
Liturgy, Holy Cross Chapel

11:30 AM
Brunch, Condakes Refectory

1:00 PM
Weekend Feedback Session: What We Learned, What’s Next, Dreams for the Future?