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

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 September of 2022.

Your Instructor

Ken Sande
Ken Sande

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.

RW360 Established

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 500,00 copies in seventeen languages.


Ken is certified as a Relational Wisdom Instructor and Conciliator, as well as a Certified Emotional Intelligence Instructor (with Talentsmart). Ken 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 (more details here).

Course Curriculum

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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.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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