The Foundations of Servant Leadership

This course examines the philosophy of Robert K. Greenleaf, the significance of servant leadership, focuses on the everyday principles of Servant Leadership and suggests strategies by which to apply these principles.

Facilitated by Phil Anderson, Isabel Lopez, and Greg Tutunjian

Tuition $400.00 (All required course texts at registrants expense, can be purchased here

I have completed the Foundations training and found it inspiring. I didn’t realize how broad the impact of the Servant Leadership teachings are. As a professional, the Foundations training has supported my understanding of how to communicate with different personalities and has motivated me to engage in self-reflection to model what I have learned. In communication with others I practice “moments of silence” to allow others to share their thoughts and ideas, to feel heard. I also am more aware of empathy and the role of trust to facilitate  organizational change. The Greenleaf Academy and its team has modelled the practices covered in the training and has inspired me to further my Servant Leadership journey. – Amanda Van Haaften, Past Foundations Participant

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS:

To receive a Certificate in “Foundations of Servant Leadership”, the participant must:

  • Participate in wiki collaborative website and group phone discussions
  • Read required texts and other assigned readings about servant leadership
  • Write and submit a short paper (8-10 pages) reflecting content mastery
  • Contribute in five (5) group discussions via telephone conference calls with facilitators and other participants*
  • Share insights and learning using the course wiki collaborative website

*NOTE: Participants may make up one (1) missed phone group discussion;  Participants who miss more than one group discussion are not eligible to receive a course completion certificate.

COURSE READINGS: Required: (All required course texts at registrants expense, can be purchased here)

Robert K. Greenleaf’s 3 major essays: The Contemporary Servant as Leader, The Institution as Servant and Trustees as Servants

Don M. Frick, Robert K. Greenleaf: A Life of Servant Leadership (Berett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2004)

Kent M. Keith, The Case for Servant Leadership (Greenleaf Center, 2008)

Class 5: One of the required supplemental readings. Please be prepared to share your choice prior to the final class. Choose from the following list:

Alternatively, you may choose to purchase Robert K. Greenleaf, The Power of Servant Leadership, (Greenleaf Center, 1998) which includes the three Greenleaf essays as well as many more. – can be purchased through link above

COURSE SCHEDULE:

May 8th – September 11th 2020

Phone group sessions will occur on the following dates 12pm to 1:30 EST:

May 8th, June 12th, July 10th, August 14th, September 11th 2020

July 23rd – November 19th 2020

Phone group sessions will occur on the following dates 7pm to 8:30pm EST:

July 23rd, August 20th, September 17th, October 22nd, November 19th 2020

September 25th – January 15th 2021

Phone group sessions will occur on the following dates 12pm to 1:30 EST:

September 25th, October 30th, November 20th, December 18th, January 15th 2021

November 6th – March 5th 2021

Phone group sessions will occur on the following dates 12pm to 1:30 EST:

November 6th, December 4th, January 8th, February 5th, March 5th 2021

December 10th – April 8th 2021

Phone group sessions will occur on the following dates 7pm to 8:30pm EST:

December 19th, January 14th, February 11th, March 11th, April 8th 2021