This page is being steadily added to as we receive feedback from new students. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org … we may need to add your question to this page! You can access this page throughout the course by clicking on the FAQ symbol.
In what areas of life can relational wisdom (RW) be applied? RW has proven to be useful in diverse settings, including: marriage and parenting, the workplace, mediation and counseling, law enforcement and military bases.
Are there any Continuing Education Credits available for this course? Yes, this course has been approved by various organizations for up to 10 hours of continuing education credit. We would be happy to assist you in seeking CEU approval from other organizations (details here).
Can this course be taught to large groups as a live seminar? Yes. Our staff and Certified Instructors are available to present the course to larger groups in a live one-day seminar or shorter sessions.
Is this material available for faith-based settings? Yes, you can learn more about the faith-based version of relational wisdom at www.rw36.org. The faith-based version of the online course is called “Discovering Relational Wisdom 3.0.”
How can I learn more about RW360, this course and other training? Email Jeff@rw360.org with your questions.
How long should I expect to spend on each lesson? Each of the 8 lessons typically takes 30-60 minutes, depending on how much optional reading and writing you decide to do.
What study pace do you recommend? We encourage you to complete at least one lesson a week to maintain momentum.You can complete a lesson in a single sitting or break it into 10-15 minute segments spread over a few days. If you need to take a few days or even weeks off, you can jump back in at any time.
How can I earn a “Pay-It-Forward Scholarship?” When you complete all of the steps in the course, you will receive one “Pay-It-Forward Scholarship” that you may give to a friend who can use it when registering for the course. These scholarships cover 50% of the normal registration fee. Although you are not required to answer the reflection, application and practice questions in the course to receive this scholarship, you will experience greater improvement in your relational skills if you download the Personal Study Notes handout and answer at least half of the questions in each section.
How can I receive a certificate of completion for this course? A certificate of completion is available upon request to students who complete the entire course.
How can I take personal notes as I go through the course? Download the Personal Study Notes handout when you begin the course and save this document to your computer, tablet or smartphone. As you go through the course, you can toggle to this download to write your personal study notes.
What if I forgot my password and cannot log in?
Go to www.rw-academy.org, click on the “Log In” button in the upper right corner, and on the next page, click the “Forgot Password?” link at the bottom of the page. In the next window, you can input your email, and an email will come to you so you can reset your password.
What are the benefits of group study? Studying with others allows you to ask questions, learn from others’ experience and insights, and share yours with them. Group study also provides encouragement and accountability to keep you moving steadily through the material.
What kinds of groups can use this study? Many groups are comprised of personal friends or couples who enjoy learning together. Other groups include: nonprofit boards, management and human resources teams, business and ministry departments, college classes, and even parents and children studying as a family. The group feature can also be used for counseling married couples or individuals (see below).
Can a group study together either online or in person? Yes. Many groups study and interact entirely online. Others prefer to study individually online and then gather in person to discuss what they are learning. RW360 will soon release a DVD version of the teaching videos for groups that want to meet in a home or office where they can go through the videos and discussion questions together.
What is a group facilitator expected to do? If you originate a group, you have the option of acting as class facilitator (moderator). You are not expected to be a teacher because all of the teaching is provided through the course itself. As a facilitator, you can review others’ answers, add questions, offer helpful suggestions and set up video conference meetings. You are free to interact as much or as little as you like, and students are always able to share their thoughts and questions spontaneously through the discussion questions.
Is there a maximum group size? There is no limit to how many people you can include in a class. Although you could form a single class of 200 or more people, they would probably feel more comfortable interacting if they are divided into smaller groups of 6-12 people.
Can I set up multiple groups for counseling, conflict coaching or special training? Yes! We encourage managers, human resource staff and counselors to use this course repeatedly for conflict coaching, professional development and counseling … or any other situation where you’d like to protect confidentiality and guide the study and application process along specific lines. When doing so, you may add custom discussion questions and case studies to every new group you create.
If you have any additional questions or suggestions not addressed in these FAQs, please email Jeff@rw360.org.