Virtual Servant Leadership Learning Community

6-Month Certificate Program

Deep & expansive learning with a dedicated group of servant leaders.

  • Experience greater understanding, courage, and breakthrough insights
  • Go further in putting your unique gifts to greater use in service to others
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Upcoming Session

2023 Dates:  TBA – Stay tuned for information and application form


Phone calls: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)


Commitment:  90 minute phone calls, plus additional 1-2 hours self-directed learning time per month


Program Pricing

The program fee is $900. 


Application review process details: A member of the VSLLC partnership team will contact you after you complete the online application for a phone interview. Payment arrangements will be made upon acceptance into the program.

Partial scholarships and payment plans are available.


For twelve years and counting, VSLLC participants have found greater clarity, invigorated passion about their deeper purpose, and enhanced energy as they move into greater servant leadership.

Connect with a small group of servant leaders from around the world – dedicated not only to their own growth but also to the support of each member in our group.


What You Will Learn

1. To notice and cultivate “what you already do well” so that you can lead more effectively.
2. To deepen capacities for listening, accessing inner wisdom, and taking courageous next steps.
3. New, creative ways to quicken your growth curve, awaken possibilities within, and make a greater difference in your organization and community.
4. To “be present” within a community of like-minded individuals and receive the gift of a highly supportive network of dedicated servant-leaders.


Who You Will Meet

You’ll join nine other individuals on the journey of servant leadership. Past participants have come from a variety of disciplines, from work in corporations, public service, education, nonprofit, and other sectors. The facilitators will bring a breadth of experience, but expect to learn just as much from your VSLLC® peers. Some of our participants maintain relationships beyond their course.


How It Works

Participants virtually attend eight 90-minute tele-circles (a phone call that is intentionally a “circle” so that every person has an opportunity to speak and be deeply heard). Each call is focused on a theme of servant leadership and participants are sent short but powerful readings to inspire and prepare for calls.

Authentic conversations within the sessions are facilitated by Dr. Deborah Welch, Dr. Virginia Gilmore, Duane Trammell, M.Ed. and Matthew Kosec, M.A. Facilitators have spent decades of their lives working with both individuals and groups in servant leadership principles and practices.

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What participants have said

“…Not only has my work life been changed, the effects have carried over into my personal life as well. My own growth, while assisting others to grow, has been priceless.”

What participants have said

“The impact VSLLC® had on me is alive in how I interact with others everyday. I gained courage and stepped up to do things I might otherwise never have done…”

What participants have said

“…I really felt energized and encouraged by each session. It was like a breath of fresh air only more so!”

What participants have said

“VSLLC not only gave me a deeper understanding of Servant Leadership, but it also provided deep relationships with real servant leaders and has been a valuable part of my servant leadership journey.”

Meet your Course Facilitators

Deborah Welch, Ph.D.

Deborah is a leadership coach and educator.  Her experience teaching and guiding research at the doctorate level keeps her on the growing edge of great learning processes and practices.

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Virginia (Ginny) Gilmore, L.H.D.

Focusing on the importance of leadership as relationship, Ginny continues to learn through writing, facilitating, mentoring and supporting others in their journey and their work of servant leadership.

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Matthew Kosec, M.A.

Matt is the Principal Consultant at Matthew Kosec Consulting, LLC where he serves clients with a servant leadership based approach.  Matt believes in life-long learning and that the best leaders are always open to be challenged to grow.

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Duane Trammell, M. Ed.

Duane is President and Founding Partner of Trammell McGee-Cooper and Associates, Inc.  As a business educator and leadership development specialist, Duane’s forté is designing and delivering participant-based learning.

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