Ethical & Inclusive Leadership Development

Next session starts on February 8, 2019

Seminar Description

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” -Proverbs 29:18

Social entrepreneurs want to make a difference in the world, but they must paint an exciting vision for the future to align others with their goals. One of the first steps in establishing a vision (i.e., a Point B) is determining one’s current “situatedness” (i.e., Point A).  

Toward this end, Module 1 aims to provide learners with increased self-awareness, a deeper understanding of others, an improved ability to provide feedback to others, and the space to develop, support and articulate their unique, specific vision for improving the world.

Simply put, Module 1 hones learners’ grasp of the intersections between who they are, their spiritual journeys, why they care, how they need to develop, and what social entrepreneurship venture they wish to pursue.

Module Fee: $1000

Payment Plan Available


  • Understand the ancient wisdom behind contemporary organizational ethics, and articulate one’s own ethical mile posts.
  • Understand what makes people feel like they are welcome and valued in organizations, and how to make it happen.
  • Critically analyze the sense of being the “other.”
  • Provide an actionable plan to mindfully apply the learning of this module in your personal and professional life.

Topics Include

The ancient and/or sacred wisdom behind contemporary organizational and societal issues

Articulate and engage in dialogue about one’s own spiritual journey

What makes people feel like they are welcome and valued by organizations and understand, concretely, and what they can do as leaders to infuse this

Critical analysis of the sense of being the “other” so as to properly serve society

Creating a personalized action plan to mindfully apply one’s learning from this module in subsequent modules
and in their personal and professional lives

How to tell the story of one’s social entrepreneurship idea in a clear and convincing manner

Module Facilitators

J. Goosby Smith PhD

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

Module Details

Seminar Code

AWI 300 – Applied Wisdom: Ethical and Inclusive Leadership Development


$1000/ module

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.

24 Contact Hours are available to Pastors, Pastor Counselor, Nurses, and Chaplains whose certifying agencies or organizations require CE 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 CE accreditations email innovation@sfts.edu.


Module participants meet over the Internet using a browser-based conferencing system.


In-Person Intensive: JAN 29 – JAN 31 2019

Online: FEB 4 – APR 30 2019


Cohort collaboratively chooses class times during first meeting.

First meeting: Friday 1:00 p PST


Intensives are delivered in-person at the beginning of each Spirituality and Entrepreneurship module.

Modules are delivered online through the Zoom conferencing system. Meetings are live / synchronous. All participants are visible to each other and engage in conversations through the system.

Ready to Lead With Purpose

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.  Take this Module in Ethical and Inclusive Leadership Development, and clearly identify and describe what purposeful change you will make to improve the world around you.