Is this program right for you?
The Servant Leadership Certificate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is designed for those who aspire to lead by serving others. It encourages you to take a responsible approach to your work in business, health care, human services, nonprofits, religious groups, and other organizations.
The program is offered on 5 Fridays in daylong sessions. You can take the 5 modules in sequence over about 3 months, or else take individual modules as time allows.
Learning occurs in a supportive, retreat-like environment featuring presenters, small-group discussions, and self-assessments. The instructors are experienced servant leaders who draw on UW-Madison’s expertise in helping working professionals enhance their careers.
The 5 modules will broaden your understanding what is possible in terms of leadership. They include Servant Leadership Fundamentals, Artful Leadership through Self-Knowledge, Building Community and Developing Others, Stewardship of Organizational Resources, and Servant Leadership Project: Recognition and Reflection.
After completing the Servant Leadership Certificate, you’ll have a deeper understanding of how to serve others and meet the responsibilities of leadership.
What you Learn
- Identify the foundations of servant leadership
- Describe the philosophy of servant leadership
- Develop self-awareness of individual preferences and styles
- Explore models of individual servant leaders
- Learn a variety of practices for building community and practicing stewardship
- Recognize and reflect on servant leadership practice and projects
Where & How you learn
- Face-to-face in a retreat-like setting
- Take 5 daylong modules over the course of about 3 months for a special registration rate for the series, or take individual modules over a longer period of time depending on your schedule
All applicants must:
- There are no prerequisites for the Servant Leadership Certificate