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Certificate in Spirituality
& Social Entrepreneurship

Inspire Movement Behind Your Mission


The Applied Wisdom Institute is built around the idea that combining wisdom, spirituality and ethics with strong organizational skills is urgently needed in our ever-changing sociopolitical, economic and technological world. Our Certificate in Spirituality & Social Entrepreneurship is designed for emerging leaders to apply their passion for social change to real world projects in an active, collaborative learning environment. A Wisdom Seed Grant is awarded to one project at the conclusion of the certificate program.


Our unique learning model includes expert instruction, a mentored community project of your choosing, as well as cohort feedback and collaboration. Our short-term hybrid on-campus/online certificate programs give students the tools and resources to put their goals into action quickly and effectively.


J. Goosby Smith, MBA, PhD

Assistant Provost Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Management and Leadership

Quintus R. Jett, PhD

Byron Reeves, PhD

Paul C. Edwards Professor of Communications
Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy


Introduction to Certificate and Cohort (May 2-4, 2018)

Module 1: Ethical and Inclusive Leadership Development (May 2 – July 14, 2018)
Module 2: Measuring Social Impact: Mission–Based Data Evaluation and Strategy (July 12 – September 1, 2018)
Module 3: Effective Storytelling through Media and Technology (September 2 – November 7, 2018)

Certificate Overview (Download PDF)


The full certificate includes three modules. Students may take modules separately or as a package. Prices include lodging and food for on-campus seminars.

  • Full Certificate $7000
  • Individual module $2800

Wisdom Seed Grant

AWI is dedicated to supporting student-visionaries as they serve their communities and promote social action. The Wisdom Seed Grant is a unique opportunity for certificate participants to receive up to $2,000 to fund a project developed during the program.

Ready to Step Into Your Purpose?