Live RW Seminars

Discovering Relational Wisdom is a live, one-day seminar presented by the Christian Conciliation Service™, a division of Relational Wisdom 360. This seminar is highly interactive, involving teaching, viewing and analysis of numerous video clips, group discussions, and application exercises.

Students leave with a detailed Study Guide and a Personal RW Action Plan that includes practical homework and ongoing exercises that will encourage them to continue learning and applying relational wisdom in their daily lives.

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.

“ABC” Learning

Rather than relying exclusively on didactic lecturing, our seminars are designed to incorporate the “ABCs” of effective learning:

  • Affective learning, shaping emotions, values and motivations that inspire godly relationships
  • Behavioral learning, shaping habits and character through personal application and practice
  • Cognitive learning, increasing knowledge while also shaping complex and flexible thinking skills

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 several immediately applicable relational skills, while the online course is designed to help each individual work these concepts deeply into his or her life, thus fulfilling the command of 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.

Many churches continue this evangelistic momentum by sending trained RW instructors out into their communities to teach a “values-based” (secular) 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).

More Information

Training Topics:

  1. Life Is All About Relationship
    • Lesson 1 – God Created Us for Relationship
    • Lesson 2 – Soft Skills Trump Hard Skills
  2. Relationships Are Fueled by Emotions
    • Lesson 3 – Emotions Were Designed by God
    • Lesson 4- Emotions Can Hijack Our Brains and Bodies
  3. Relationships Are Inherently Three Dimensional
    • Lesson 5 – You Are Designed to Relate to God, Self and Others
    • Lesson 6 – Practice the SOG Plan
  4. Relational Wisdom Surpasses EQ/EI
    • Lesson 7 – Emotional Intelligence Is a Form of Common Grace
    • Lesson 8 – Relational Wisdom Involves Six Life-Enriching Skills
  5. The Gospel Transforms Relationships
    • Lesson 9 – Relational Wisdom Is Inspired by the Gospel
    • Lesson 10 – The Gospel Penetrates Barriers
  6. Follow a Trustworthy GPS
    • Lesson 11 – One Guidance System Beats Them All
    • Lesson 12 – Glorify God in Conflict
  7. Love Others as You Love Yourself
    • Lesson 13 – READ Yourself Accurately
    • Lesson 14 – SERVE Every Person You Meet
  8. Confession Brings Freedom
    • Lesson 15 – Conflict Is Fueled by Unmet Desires
    • Lesson 16 – The Seven A’s of Confession Tear Down Walls
  9. Blessed Are the Peacemakers
    • Lesson 17 – Forgive as You’ve Been Forgiven
    • Lesson 18 – Win-Win with Interest-Based Negotiation
  10. Your Relationships Reflect Your Identity in Christ
    • Lesson 19 – Let Your Royal Titles Inspire Relational Growth
    • Lesson 20 – Develop a Personal Growth Plan

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