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Sophia offerings and partner programs

Our learning programs, tools and products provide benefits to individuals at any level – and then ripple out to impact teams, business units, family units and community.

Community of Practice

A Community of Practice is a group of people interested in learning and practicing servant leadership; recognizing they get better when they are with others striving to get better too. Learn more ›


Servant Leadership Essentials Course

Leadership is a skill that can be learned.  The Servant Leadership Essentials Course (previously called Leaderhsip Learning Circle Series) is designed for people who want to better understand the concepts of servant leaders, explore greater self-awareness as a leader, and develop tangible leadership skills.  Learn more ›

Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference

Not a traditional conference!  Held annually, the Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference engages, inspires and activates.  This conference brings together people interested in learning and applying servant leadership through featured speaker presentations…but, mostly with other attendees through the interactive learning format of the conference. Learn more ›


Virtual Servant Leadership Learning Circle

Do you want to learn more about your gifts and strengths, live in a way that aligns with what you really care about, and make a difference in your family, organization, and/or community?  Then, this program maybe for you.  This program invites authentic conversations that inspire greater self/other understanding, compassion, and breakthrough ideas.  Learn more ›

Our Community Listens

Called ‘life-changing’ by graduate after graduate, this three-day communication skills course will enrich your relationships by making you more aware of your own communication profile and use listening as the foundation to meaningful connection.  Sophia hosts this program in partnership with Our Community Listens.

CliftonStrengths® 34

Have you ever wanted a better understanding of how you work with and lead others?  CliftonStrengths® 34 Assessment uncovers your top talent themes, giving you an opportunity to dive deeper into your personal leadership journey.  New to Sophia, this course is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about their strengths and how to use them.  With CliftonStrengths 34 Assessment, you will gain insight on how you think, feel and behave.  Learn more.

Gallup® Global Strengths Coaching

Uncovering your top strengths as a leader is important.  Putting your unique combination of strengths to work is even more important.  Sophia offers one-on-one coaching for individuals who want to unleash the passion and potential that comes from knowing how to apply one’s natural talents productively.   Strengths coaching is a trusted partnership that will help you flourish by helping you focus on doing more of what you naturally do best.  Learn more.

Youth Leadership Fond du Lac

Youth Leadership Fond du Lac was created in 2006, designed for Fond du Lac County high school juniors to give emerging young leaders the chance to learn how the community works, where its opportunities lie and how they might fit into future solutions.  By investing in the growth of our youth, we are more able to better impact the world around us.  Learn more.

Community Award & Recognition

In 2012 the Sophia Foundation board began recognizing and sharing stories of individuals, organizations or groups that are making significant contributions to creating a more caring community through servant leadership with its annual Caring Community Award.  Learn more ›

The Longest Table

More than 100 community members joined together to support Sophia Partners for the first Longest Table event in August 2021. The intent of the event is to create more caring communities that bring out the best in people. Throughout the evening, fine wines and a summer feast sourced from local producers in the greater Fond du Lac area were prepared by a wonderful chef. Learn more ›

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