Discovering Relational Wisdom 3.0 is a live, one-day (8:30 am – 4 pm) seminar for churches, ministries, schools and businesses. This CEU-approved training costs only $49 per person and includes dynamic teaching, demonstration videos, small group discussions and practical applications.

Students leave with a detailed study guide, a smart phone app that contains hundreds of articles, videos and FAQs, a personal growth plan that includes practical ways to apply relational wisdom in daily life, and access to $74 of scholarships for further training.

The seminar is taught either by Ken Sande or one of our other Certified Relational Wisdom Instructors.

Sample Teaching

This plenary address was delivered to 700 church and ministry leaders in Europe in 2016. It describes how leaders can apply many of the key principles taught in our full Discovering Relational Wisdom seminar.

Download Teaching Outline:  Life, Family, Ministry, and Witnessing Are All About Relationship

Interactive “ABC” Learning

Our interactive seminars include dynamic teaching, demonstration videos, small group discussions and practical applications to achieve the “ABCs” of effective learning:

  • Affective learning – shaping emotions, values, attitudes and motivations that inspire godly relationships
  • Behavioral learning – shaping purposeful actions, skills, habits and character through personal application and practice
  • Cognitive learning – increasing knowledge while shaping thinking skills such as analysis, evaluation and application.

These three dynamics are built into all of our live seminars. They are further advanced by giving every seminar student a full scholarship to our online course, which enables them to “work the yeast of God’s Word into the dough of everyday life” through additional teaching and demonstration videos, interactive online discussions and practical life exercises.

In short, the live seminar is designed to provide an entire congregation with inspiration, vision and immediately applicable relational skills, while the online course is designed to help each individual work God’s relational principles more and more deeply into his or her life, as commended in 1 Timothy 4:15: “Practice these things, immerse yourselves in them, so that all may see your progress.”

Evangelistic Opportunity

One of the most exciting features of this seminar is its evangelistic potential. We teach practical relational skills in a way that makes non-Christians feel valued and welcomed, and we end the seminar with a winsome gospel message. This approach gives members of your congregation the opportunity to invite non-believing relatives, friends, and co-workers to an event that will not only teach valuable life skills but also, and more importantly, introduce them to the gospel of Christ.

In addition, each seminar attendee receives a free smartphone app that contains both our faith-based (Christian) and values-based (secular) versions of key RW content. During the seminar we show how Christians can use the values-based concepts on the app to begin conversations about RW with unchurched friends, which can open a door for sharing faith-based concepts as well, including the gospel itself.

Many churches continue this evangelistic momentum by sending trained RW instructors out into their communities to teach the “values-based” version of relational wisdom in businesses, schools, military bases and other secular settings, thus improving the relational dynamics of their communities and drawing people into their churches (see RW Pastor of the Year).

Seminar Costs

The cost to sponsor this event is a $1,950 teaching fee for RW360 staff ($2,950 for Ken Sande), plus a $15/person materials fee, plus travel and lodging expenses. If a host charges our recommended fees ($49/person, $80/couple), these costs are typically covered by just 100 students (130 students for a seminar taught by Ken). All revenue in excess of the amount needed to cover these expenses will be divided 50/50 by the host and RW360. More detailed promotion and financial information is provided in the Seminar Hosting Guidelines given below.

More Information

Training Topics:

  1. Life Is All About Relationships
  2. Relationships Are Fueled by Emotions
  3. Relationships Are Three Dimensional
  4. The Gospel Transforms Relationships
  5. Practice the SOG Plan
  6. Follow a Trustworthy GPS
  7. READ Yourself Accurately
  8. SERVE Every Person You Meet
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