List of Servant Leadership Academic Programs Now Available

Announcing the new resource: Servant leadership Academic Programs & Educational Opportunities. Are you a student of Servant Leadership or want to be one?

List of Servant Leadership Academic ProgramsAs a follow up to the Servant Leadership Companies list, I finally got around to compiling a list of servant leadership academic programs. You can see the list at or click the screen shot of the table below.

About the List

There are many great schools, universities, foundations and even churches educating individuals on the principles and benefits of servant leadership. However, to the best of my knowledge, a compiled list did not yet exist. Therefore, as more people asked me about these programs, I determined we needed a list to share for prospective students. This list is the result of that work. However, this is a living list – it is expected to grow and change over time. Please, if you have an institution or program to add, review the requirements below and contact me or add a comment at the bottom of the list.

Features of the List

The following attributes are captured in the table for quick and easy reference:

Institution: The name of the College, University, Foundation, Non-Profit, Church or otherwise considered parent/hosting organization.

Program Type: We tried to identify a classification for the type of program:  Degree (college degree related, included bachelors, associates etc.), certificate or non-certificate (for non-college-credit courses), and many unique variations. As you may see, some programs did not fit neatly into one of these categories.

Campus or Online: To determine whether the course require attendance on site, physically in a classroom, or enable online participation as well. Many have both options. Some were unclear.

City: Self explanatory. Primarily for campus-based program. For the online course, we chose the headquarters or associated campus location.

State / Region: Self explanatory. Primarily for campus-based program. For the online course, we chose the headquarters or associated campus location.

Description: A (very) brief description of each program. For more information, please visit the associated URL.

URL: The website address. Note: where possible, the actual hyperlink takes you directly to the program, though the institution’s homepage may only be displayed in the table.

Requirements for Inclusion

In order to be considered for this list, an organization must meet the following qualifications. If you are familiar with the Servant Leadership Companies List, you will see strong similarities. I may update these qualifications from time to time.

1. For-Profit / Non-Profit / Government: All types of organizations will be considered. Unlike the companies list, I chose to include churches in this list as there seems to be a manageable number fitting the qualifications.

2. Recurring Programs Only:Unfortunately, there are simply too many one-off courses, that do not repeat with some degree of regularity, to track. Therefore, for consideration in the list, a program must be clearly established to occur with some predictable regularity.

3. References to Servant Leadership: There must be a publicly documented reference to program and the servant leadership principles or content covered within.

I hope you enjoy the list. Please help us keep it updated by providing feedback, additions and changes.

Credit: A special thank you to Barbara, who helped compile the original list.


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Ben Lichtenwalner

Ben Lichtenwalner is the founder and principal of Modern Servant Leader and Radiant Forest, LLC. He has studied and promoted servant leadership awareness and adoption for over 20 years. He is the author of 2 leadership books and has 2 decades of corporate management and leadership experience. His corporate experience spans CIO, VP, Director, and many management roles at Fortune 500, INC 500, and Nonprofits. Ben’s education includes a B.S. in Management Science & Information Systems from Penn State University and an MBA from Lehigh University. Ben's Full Profile Here: About Ben Lichtenwalner

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