Discovering Relational Wisdom 3.0

Six Skills that Improve Every Relationship in Life (Faith-Based)

Faith-Based Relational Wisdom

Please see our Academic Catalog for information on how this course relates to and synchronizes with other courses and training tracks.

This course provides an introduction to the theology, benefits and practical applications of relational wisdom, which is an enhanced form of emotional intelligence. These enhancements include the integration of a biblical worldview, acrostics that accelerate skill development and personal growth, dozens of practical life applications and multiple demonstration videos.

This continuing education approved training will start you on a journey to improving your ability to read emotions, influence other people, exercise empathy and self-control, communicate more clearly, resolve conflict, build fulfilling relationships and enjoy a compelling witness for Christ.

These principles have the potential to impact every area of your life, including your family and friendships, church, workplace performance and career advancement.

The course is available for individual or group study using a computer, tablet or smartphone. It includes six hours of teaching and demonstration videos, interactive quizzes, Bible study, reflection and application questions, and supplemental articles. It typically takes 8-12 hours to complete, depending on how much optional reading and writing you do.

Closed captions in English and Spanish are provided on all videos. In addition, a transcript of this course is available for translation into over 100 languages for people who are not fluent in English.

This faith-based course is being used in churches, ministries, businesses and seminaries (see a list of training clients). The values-based version of this course (Exploring Relational Wisdom 3.0) is designed for use in secular settings, such as businesses, schools, police departments and military bases, and shows students how to live out their personal value systems more effectively in their jobs, families and friendships.

Both versions of the course have been approved for 6-10 hours of continuing education (CE) credit for a variety of professions (details here). 100% of the content of the values-based course is included within the faith-based course, so students completing the faith-based course will also receive a certificate of completion for the values-based course, which may be submitted to organizations that have approved the values-based course (Exploring Relational Wisdom 3.0) for CE credit.

Although this course is rigorous enough to be used in seminaries and businesses, it is simple enough for parents and children to study together.

Group discounts ranging from 5% to 25% are available through the RW360 Bookstore.

Scholarships are available for active or retired military, law enforcement, fire-fighting and similar first-responder personnel and their families, as well as for students and individuals with limited finances.

Related Training: students with gifts for teaching may apply for our Certified RW Instructor training program. Courses on biblical peacemaking, RW coaching and Christian conciliation are scheduled for release in 2020.

For a preview of the course, download the first lesson in the study guide and watch the first teaching video:

Your Instructor

Ken Sande
Ken Sande

Ken Sande is the founder of Peacemaker Ministries and RW360. Trained as an engineer, lawyer and mediator, Ken has conciliated hundreds of family, business, church and legal conflicts. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Peacemaker, which has sold over 500,000 copies in twenty languages. He teaches internationally on biblical peacemaking, Christian conciliation and relational wisdom, which is an enhanced form of emotional intelligence that helps people “get upstream of conflict” by improving their ability to read and manage emotions in themselves and others. These resources are being used to strengthen relationships, promote teamwork and reduce and resolve conflict in churches, families, businesses, schools and military bases around the world. Ken is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Instructor and a Certified Relational Wisdom Conciliator, Coach and Instructor. He has served as a church elder, an Editorial Advisor for Christianity Today, Certified Professional Engineer and as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Montana Bar Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You will have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How long should I expect to spend on each lesson?
Each of the 8 lessons typically takes 60-90 minutes to complete (8-12 hours for the entire course), depending on how much optional reading and writing you decide to do.
What study pace do you recommend?
We encourage you to complete at least one lesson a week to maintain momentum. You can complete a lesson in a single sitting or break it into 10-15 minute segments spread over a few days. If you need to take a few days or even weeks off, you can jump back in at any time.
Why is a course of this quality so inexpensive?
Comparable secular programs cost from $149 to $2,000. Thanks to our ministry donors, we are able to make our training available at a far lower price ($49) so that it is easily affordable to anyone who wants to improve their relational skills and their witness for Christ. Moreover, we grant scholarships to military personnel, first responders, students and people with limited finances. We also provide special discounts for large groups. In short, we never want anyone to be deprived of our training due to financial limitations.
What is the difference between "faith-based" relational wisdom and "values-based" relational wisdom?
Values-based relational wisdom is designed for secular settings, such as businesses, schools, police departments and military bases, and shows students how to live out their personal value systems more effectively in their jobs, families and friendships (see Faith-based relational wisdom is designed for individuals who identify as Christians and want to live out their religious values in their jobs, families and friendships (see
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Our training is unconditionally guaranteed. If you are dissatisfied for any reason with this course, please contact us at [email protected], and we will give you a full refund.
How can this course enhance what I've already learned at a live seminar on relational wisdom?
If you have already attended a live Exploring Relational Wisdom Seminar, this online course will deepen your learning experience by helping you to read and view additional articles and videos that apply RW to marriage, parenting, the workplace and other areas of life, and to put these principles into practice in all of your relationships.
How does this course differ from the previous 2.0 version?
The course has several enhancements: (1) we shortened the course from 20 lessons to 8 so it can be completed more easily and quickly; this was done by combining and compressing several lessons and by moving all of he peacemaking content into a new course that will focus entirely on conflict resolution (due for release in fall of 2021); (2) we moved to this new platform, which is easier to join and navigate than our previous platform; (3) we broke each lesson into smaller steps, some of which take less than a minute to complete; (4) we created downloadable "Personal Study Notes" documents where you can record your answers to reflection and application questions, which you can keep in one place for easy future reference; and (5) we reduced the price from $79 to $49.
Where can I find more detailed information about this course?
Click on the FAQ link below to learn more about the theological basis for this course, organizations that utilize our training, the benefits of studying with a group, how to apply for continuing education credit, and how to deal with technical issues or questions.

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