The Transforming Chaplaincy Certificate of Completion in Spiritual Care Management and Leadership is a direct response to the professional needs and wishes of chaplains and patient experience leaders in healthcare settings across the country. One-on-one patient service is only half of the chaplain’s overall work experience; the other half is how the chaplain fits into the interdisciplinary medical team and the administrative structure of the system.
“This program builds on Transforming Chaplaincy’s landmark contributions to spiritual care. Participants will be more effective in demonstrating the advantages of research-informed spiritual care and help institutions advance their missions through even greater attention to patient needs.
-Timm Glover, former SVP Mission Integration, Ascension Healthcare
“Chaplains must be able to articulate their value to their healthcare leaders and demonstrate why spiritual care is an essential component of quality patient care services. Transforming Chaplaincy’s training in Spiritual Care Management will ensure they can do just that.”
-Dr. Ronald Oliver, past president, APC
“I’m so gratified to see Transforming Chaplaincy take the lead in training spiritual care managers. Our educators know that patient interaction is only one part of the job: navigating institutional frameworks and advocating for spiritual care is an absolute must.”
-Rev. Amy Greene, Former Board Chair, ACPE
In partnership with Rush University’s nationally-ranked Department of Health Systems Management, Transforming Chaplaincy will offer its Certificate in Spiritual Care Management and Leadership in 2023. Featuring faculty who are recognized leaders in health management and patient experience. For 2023 the Certificate will begin in January with a 4 day virtual Kickoff Seminar and end with a 3 day in person Capstone Seminar in September at Rush University in Chicago, with online classes in the interim. Further information can be found here. The program is designed to provide current and future spiritual care managers with the knowledge and experience needed to lead dynamic and effective spiritual care programs in a rapidly changing health care environment. The Transforming Chaplaincy Certificate of Completion in Spiritual Care Management and Leadership is a direct response to the professional needs and wishes of chaplains and patient experience leaders in healthcare settings across the country. Participants who complete the course will receive 45 contact hours and be prepared not only in interpersonal effectiveness but also the ability to manage spiritual care services within complex healthcare systems.
Competencies covered include:
Business Literacy – Financial Skills
Human Resource Management
Community Health Impact
Process and Quality Improvement