Implementing Servant Leadership

Tuition $465.00

The Implementing Servant Leadership course is designed to introduce participants to the strategies and practices that have been successful in implementing servant leadership in organizations.


Throughout this course, participants will:

  • Review Greenleaf’s key ideas about servant leadership, and specifically how they apply to organizations
  • Begin the process of personal development necessary to model servant leadership
  • Understand common pitfalls and successful implementation strategies
  • Discuss stories about organizations that have implemented servant leadership
  • Learn from conversations with leaders with wide experience in integrating Greenleaf’s principles, including people from business, education, government agencies, and servant-leader coaching.
  • Learn from each other


  • Create a personal credo based on your deepest values
  • Design a road map and strategy for implementing servant leadership in your workplace, nonprofit, or community organizations


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

  • Participate in wiki collaborative website and group discussions
  • Read required texts and other assigned readings about servant leadership
  • Contribute in five (5) group discussions via Zoom with facilitators and other participants*
  • Share insights and learning using the course wiki collaborative website

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


James C. Hunter. The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle: How to Become a Servant Leader. (2004)

James W. Sipe and Don M. Frick. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership: The Wisdom and Practice of Leading by Serving, Revised and Expanded Edition. Paulist Press (2015)

Don M. Frick. Implementing Servant Leadership: Stories from the Field. D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, Viterbo University (2009)

Linda W. Belton. A Nobler Side of Leadership: The Art of Humanagement: A Servant Leader Journey. Greenleaf Center (2016).

Additional readings and media resources will be assigned throughout the course.


September 9 – November 18, 2022

Group sessions will occur on the following Fridays from 12 to 1:30 pm EST: 9/9, 9/23, 10/14, 11/4, 11/18