Servant-Leader Essentials

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Realize your leadership potential through self discovery.

  • Great for individuals looking to learn and practice servant leadership.
  • Covers skills needed for building teams and leading people.
  • Classes will be virtual.
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2023 Dates

Upcoming course dates: Sophia Partners plans to offer this program during the 2023 calendar year. 


Are you interested in attending this session? Email hello@sophiapartners.org to get notified when registration opens.


LOCATION: Virtual – via Zoom



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Each course includes instructor-led classes during the session/series, books and other supporting learning materials.

Sophia is committed to making this foundational servant leadership program accessible and affordable to anyone who wants to attend.  Contact Christa Williams at hello@sophiapartners.org if a scholarship would help you attend this program.

* Multiple-person discounts and scholarships are available. Contact us to inquire.

Program Overview

The goal of this multi-part leadership program is to build individuals’ capacities to serve and lead in organizations and across communities through skill-building exercises and group learning.

Topics Covered:

Servant Leadership: Teaches insight and leadership practices that are focused on leading by bringing out the best in self and others.

Strengths-based Leadership & Self-Awareness: Fosters an understanding of one’s innate way of working that inspires positive activation of those talents with self-awareness of limiting beliefs.

Transformative Leadership & Communication: Develops skills for engaging in creative and possibility-oriented thinking as a way of building trust, compassion, stability, and hope with others.

Building Servant Leadership Teams: Equips participants with personal and group practices that are foundational to building impactful servant leadership teams.

Methods Utilized:

Participants gain insight into their own leadership philosophy by examining past and present servant leadership philosophies through the following methods:

  • CliftonStrengths (formerly called StrengthsFinder) Assessment
  • Learning Circle Model
  • Individual & Group Exercises
  • In-person and Virtual Learning Options
Frequently asked questions

Anyone – at any level – is welcome.  Small business, corporate, nonprofit, government, healthcare, faith, etc.  This series builds individual leadership capacities.

The program requires a commitment to attend all sessions during the scheduled series.  The program is designed for the learning from each session to build on content from the prior session.  Sophia uses a learning circle model for this program where the most essential ideas, “ah-ha!” moments and best practices come from the interaction between participants themselves, which can’t be replicated in a make-up session.

Actual “homework” is less than 1 hour per session.  The real homework is putting the concepts, skills, and ideas shared in the class into action in your everyday personal and professional life.


This program is planning to be made available 4 separate times during the 2023 calendar year, but scheduling varies. To be added to a notification list on an upcoming series or to find out about this program for a team or group, contact us at hello@sophiaparnters.org.

In the meantime, we invite you to check out our other program offerings.

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What participants have said

“One word – hope. We live in a tough world that is changing everyday … seriously, I felt hope after each session.”

Community Insights

“When we change our own leadership it will bring about the change we want to see in our community.”

Meet your Course Facilitators

With our learning circle approach, participants will teach and learn alongside each other, with the support and leadership of Sophia Learning Facilitators.

Christa Williams

Executive Director; Learning Facilitator

Sophia Transformative Leadership Partners

“What I love about servant leadership is that it brings out the best in people, organizations and communities.”


Matt Kosec

Leadership Coach; Learning Facilitator

Matthew Kosec Consulting

“There’s nothing more powerful than witnessing a person’s life transformed through the power of servant leadership.”