RW Shepherd Certificate
Enhancing Relational Leadership
RW Shepherd™ Certificate
Please see our Academic Catalog for information on how this course relates to and synchronizes with other courses and training tracks.
Note: Some lessons in this course are still under development and are scheduled for release in March of 2023.
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
Prerequisite: Complete Discovering Relational Wisdom, either online through the RW Academy or by leading a group study, which is 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 by March of 2023.
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.