Certificate in Spirituality

and Social Entrepreneurship

Emerge as a leader for social change. Learn to guide large-scale, mission-driven organizations and gain the skills to ignite positive social transformation. You will be empowered to apply your learning throughout the modules and develop a working project plan. Whether completing the entire program or enrolling in one of our three distinct modules, you’ll be able to immediately apply the wisdom you’ve gained.

LEARN + APPLY + COLLABORATE

Our unique learning model includes expert instruction, a mentored community project of your choosing, as well as cohort feedback and collaboration. Our short-term hybrid on-campus/online certificate programs give students the tools and resources to put their goals into action quickly and effectively.

Learn

Engage in collaborative teaching and mentorship from instructors with academic and field experience.

Apply

Develop a community project from the ground up that you can test, implement and refine.

Collaborate

Work in a close-knit cohort of diverse students, whether online or in person, during our intensive three-day seminars and on our online platform.

Start

Apply to join!  Cohort one started May 2nd, 2018.  Cohort two starts January 28th, 2019.  Apply NOW!

OUR LEARNING MODEL

LEARN

Engage in collaborative teaching and mentorship from instructors with academic and field expertise.

APPLY

Develop a community

project from the ground up that you can test, implement and refine.

COLLABERATE

Work in a close-knit cohort of diverse students whether online or in person during our intensive three-day seminars.

6

MONTHS TO COMPLETION

Modules are completed in 3-month intervals.

$7,000

TUITION INVESTMENT

Full certificate cost includes all modules, lodging and meals during on-campus seminars.

$2,000+

WISDOM SEED GRANT

Following Module 3 completion, pitch your social action project to angel investors and venture capitalists.

OPTIONS

9 Months to Complete Certificate

3 Modules
3 In-person Seminars
1 Certificate
9 Graduate Units Gained

$7,000 Tuition Investment

Full certificate cost includes all lodging and meals during on-campus seminars.

$2,000+ Wisdom Seed Grant

Following Module 3 completion, pitch your social action project to angel investors and venture capitalists.

2 Months to Completion

Take a single Module
3 Graduate Units Gained

$2,800 Tuition Investment

Individual module cost includes lodging and meals during on-campus seminars.

Individual modules may be taken 'a la carte'

OUTCOMES

BUILD A CASE FOR CHANGE

Engage in applied research to develop internal and external evidence-based communication.

FIND YOUR TRIBE

Use strategic planning, cross-cultural communication, new media and storytelling to engage your community, recruit donors and cultivate partnerships.

TELL YOUR STORY

Combine evidence-based reasoning with insightful leadership to communicate your vision.

ORGANIZE ACTION

Discover the strategies and foundations of operationalizing a mission.

CONNECT AND SHARE

From digital relationships to personal connection and spiritual leadership, learn the many ways you can connect with others to spur your vision.

APPLY YOUR LEARNING

What does it take to make your vision real? How can you apply wisdom to inspire action? Answer these questions as you develop a working project plan for your social mission.

INSTRUCTORS

J. Goosby Smith, MBA, PhD

Applied Wisdom: Ethical and Inclusive Leadership Development

Quintus R. Jett, PhD

Measuring Social Impact: Mission-Based Data Evaluation and Strategy

Byron Reeves, PhD

Effective Storytelling through Media and Technology

MODULE 1

APPLIED WISDOM: ETHICAL AND INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

NOV. 5 – FEB. 3

DATES

$2,800

TUITION

J. GOOSBY SMITH, MBA, PhD

INSTRUCTOR

Start with a 3-day immersive in-person seminar May 2nd-4th in Menlo Park followed by 6 weeks of online coursework and mentorship. Dive deeply into the study of organizational ethics, and strategies for inclusion and cross-cultural competencies, so that you can cultivate a collaborative community base.

Core Learning:

  • Faith and ethics
  • Role of inspiration in leadership: People will rally around how they feel about you, not what they think of you
  • Why collaboration is the magic of spirituality
  • How to get your vision adopted by your volunteer community and extended community
  • Volunteer development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Donor connectivity- how to build partnership and inspire giving

MODULE 2

MEASURING SOCIAL IMPACT: MISSION-BASED DATA EVALUATION

FEB. 1 – MAY 4

DATES

$2,800

TUITION

QUINTUS R. JETT, PhD

INSTRUCTOR

Catalyze your project with a 3-day immersive in-person seminar July 12th-14th in Mendocino, CA followed by 6-weeks of online coursework and mentorship.  This module is designed for emerging leaders who want to operationalize their mission. Develop strategic thinking skills and data-driven strategies that will guide you in managing small and large-scale social change organizations and projects. Complete as an individual course of study or as one of three modules that comprise the Certificate in Spirituality and Social Entrepreneurship.

Core Learning:

  • Create, analyze and interpret data sets for communication
  • Define, track and measure the impact of social action
  • Apply data to engage donors and other stakeholders
  • Construct and manage budgets, financial statements and investments
  • Demonstrate social discernment to connect with diverse communities

MODULE 3

EFFECTIVE STORYTELLING THROUGH MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY

MAY 2 – AUG. 3

DATES

$2,800

TUITION

BYRON REEVES, PhD

INSTRUCTOR

The new age of social change requires fluency in how digital relationships inspire action. In this course, you will work with Dr. Byron Reeves through online coursework, engage with your cohort at an immersive, in-person seminar May 5th-7th in Stanford, CA, and pitch a project to that showcases your knowledge of new media and technology for mission-driven organizations.

Core Learning:

  • Define and analyze the new media and technology landscape 
  • Explore the ethical considerations of media and technology for social change  
  • Create and apply new media and technology to engage partners and further your cause 
  • Recognize and assess the new pace of digital interaction  
  • Experience the creative and prototyping process for new media applications

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