Self Improvement

All that God intends you to be

Reach your Fullest Potential

Instructor-led activities or workshops offered at the Casa include life skills taught with a spiritual focus, such as leadership development, job seeking skills, civil discourse and more. New programs are constantly in development.

Center for Leadership Wellness

P1020996_webSuccessful organizations have one thing in common: people who can lead others toward a common goal. The Center for Leadership Wellness develops the essential skills required to successfully inspire faith-based and non-profit organizations to heights. The week-long course is a hands-on leadership training by professionals who designed the program out of their life experiences working in church and non-profit settings. Excellent team-teaching and well-researched material provide the building blocks of this highly respected program.

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Nonviolence Leadership Certificate program

Nonviolence-Logo-ClippedThe Nonviolence Leadership Certificate Program in the Way of St. Francis provides different philosophies of nonviolence, including the Franciscan, Kingian and Native American point of view. Participants gain skills to help facilitate dialogue and positive influence in any situation – including the workplace, school, civic organizations, even families and personal relationships. The core curriculum includes 10 courses and two electives. Questions? Contact Bonnie Wasniewski at 480.948.7460, ext. 155, or bonnie(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)


Franciscan School of Theology Certificate Program

You can earn a Certificate from the Franciscan School of Theology while learning right here at the Franciscan Renewal Center. Take twelve classes to earn this Certificate in Franciscan Vision. FST instructors will teach in person here at the Casa.
Each class is one unit. Twelve units earns the Certificate. FST also offers four one-week summer programs at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, California. Each summer study week is four units. You can earn twelve credits with any mix of Casa onsite classes and summer study weeks.
You do not need a college degree to enroll in this program. You may enter the program at any class; each session is independent, and there are no pre-requisites.Questions? Contact amy(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)


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