RW Shepherd Certificate
Enhancing Relational Leadership
RW Shepherd™ Certificate
Purpose: RW Shepherd training is designed to equip pastors and other church leaders with gospel-based relational wisdom, peacemaking and conciliation skills they can use to strengthen relationships, resolve conflict and promote peace in their own homes and within the families and flocks God has entrusted to their care.
Cost: $295 | Study: 18 hours | Application: 4 hours | Total Time: 22 hours
Prerequisites: Complete Discovering Relational Wisdom and Relational Peacemaking courses, either online through the RW Academy or by leading group studies, which are available through the RW360 Bookstore.
Training Requirements: Read and summarize two relevant books, complete two online lessons (The Relational Shepherd and Introduction to Christian Conciliation*), apply principles to hypothetical and real life case studies, and participate in an online discussion group that reviews key case studies.
Simultaneous RW Instructor Certificate: You may simultaneously earn an RW Instructor Certificate (with no additional application fee) while completing the RW Shepherd Certificate requirements.
Further Training: Students who complete this course are eligible to pursue an Advanced RW Shepherd Certificate.
For more information, see RW360 Academic Catalog.
* These two lessons are scheduled for release in May of 2022.
Ken Sande is the President of Relational Wisdom 360. Trained as an engineer, lawyer, and mediator, Ken founded Peacemaker Ministries in 1982, where he conciliated hundreds of family, business, church, and legal conflicts and guided the development of its global training program.
Ken founded RW360 in 2012 in order to focus on teaching people how to get upstream of conflict by building strong relationships in the family, church, and workplace. He teaches internationally and is the author of numerous books, articles, and training resources, including The Peacemaker, which has sold over 500,000 copies in seventeen languages.
Ken is certified as a Relational Wisdom Instructor and Conciliator, as well as a Certified Emotional Intelligence Instructor (with TalentSmart). He has served as a Certified Professional Engineer, as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Montana Bar Association, as an elder in his church and as an Editorial Adviser for Christianity Today.
Ken and his wife, Corlette, have two adult children and a growing number of grandchildren, and love to hike and ski in the mountains near their home in Billings, Montana.