Certificate in

Spirituality and


Certificate Description

Certificate Cost: $3,000

Payment Plan Available

Do you see something to fix in a broken world, but wonder how you might make it happen? Do you have a vision for a better future, but lack the confidence to step into it? Could you make a difference if only you had the tools? If so, the Certificate in Spirituality and Entrepreneurship is perfect for you.

Through an accelerated seven-month program, you learn to guide large-scale, mission-driven organizations and gain the skills to ignite positive social transformation.  Our unique learning model includes expert instruction, a mentored community project of your choosing, as well as cohort feedback and collaboration.

Emerge as a leader for social change. You will be empowered to apply your learning throughout the modules and develop a working project plan. Whether completing the entire program or just one particular module, you will immediately gain wisdom and begin to get things done.


Individual modules may be taken ‘a la carte’. Click on the module to learn more. 


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.

Module Facilitators

J. Goosby Smith, MBA, PhD

Assistant Provost of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and an Associate Professor of Management & Leadership at The Citadel in Charleston, SC

Quintus R. Jett, PhD

Adjunct Professor in Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration | Newark

Byron Reeves, PhD

Paul C. Edwards Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University

Certificate Details

Certificate Module IDs

AWI SSE 300 – 302


$3,000 for the complete certificate


The Certificate in Spirituality and Entrepreneurship was designed for emerging social entrepreneurs, ordinary people from all walks of life with extraordinary passion for positive change.


Contact Hours are available to Pastors, Pastor Counselor, Nurses, and Chaplains whose certifying agencies or organizations require CEU hours. To determine whether or not your seminar qualifies for CEUs, please consult with your certifying body. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and MFTs for programs from CE approved sponsors. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval. California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. CA Emergency Medical Services for EMTs and Paramedics. For questions about these CEU accreditations email innovation@sfts.edu


Seminar participants meet over the Internet using browser-based conferencing software.


FEB 8 – NOV 10 2019


See individual modules and intensives for times.


Online modules are delivered through the Zoom conferencing system on the Internet. These meetings are live / synchronous. All participants are visible to each other and engage in the conversations through the system.

Ready to Ignite Social Change

Supported in conversation with people from all walks of life, each person who passes through the Applied Wisdom Institute learns how to connect, engage and restore the person who needs the unique support that they alone provide.  Complete this Certificate in  Spirituality and Entrepreneurship and turn your vision of a better world into reality.