Third Summer Program Concludes: Workshop Emphasizes Conflict Resolution Skills

6–8 June 2013 • On-Campus Summer Program

Fr. Nicholas SolakFr. Nicholas Solak Several clergy, professional counselors, and church laity involved in pastoral ministry attended a summer campus workshop entitled "Pastoral Counseling: Conflict Resolution Skills," led by Dr. Albert Rossi, adjunct professor of Dr. Al Rossi teaches Pastoral Theology at St. Vladimir'sDr. Al Rossi teaches Pastoral Theology at St. Vladimir'sPastoral Theology, and seminary alumnus  The Rev. Dr. Nicholas J. Solak ('02), rector of Holy Trinity Church, Stroudsburg, PA.  Featuring interactive conversation, the workshop focused on interpersonal (rather than group) conflict resolution skills.

"We had a lively discussion about a variety of issues our attendees are dealing with at work and in their personal lives, such as negotiating day to day expectations of the workplace and home and discerning the presence of God even amidst the conflicts of life," noted Fr. Nicholas. 

Reflecting upon the workshop, Dr. Rossi said, "Workshop participants especially resonated with the focus on Christ as the 'resolver' of our conflicts. Christ does for us what we cannot do by ourselves."

Clergy participating in St. Vladimir's Seminary's programs will receive credit from the Department of Continuing Education of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).