A recent informal survey conducted by In Trust found that of the 92 seminary presidents and chief executives who replied, 24 percent had taken a sabbatical. Both those who had and those who hadn’t said that it was hard to find the time to take the leave that they had been granted. And it was challenging to find someone to assume their duties on a short-term basis. In Trust followed up with telephone interviews with several presidents and found that they had worked with their boards to create a wide variety of arrangements.
In Trust's Autumn issue features an article, "Presidential Sabbaticals," that highlights some of the presidents who have been able to take sabbaticals and provides insight into why many presidents don't. Read it online now.