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, 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, 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, Board Chair, ACPE
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Transforming Chaplaincy will launch the inaugural cohort of this program in Fall 2019. Featuring nationally-recognized leaders in patient experience and spiritual care administration, the program begins and ends with three-day conferences hosted by Rush University in Chicago, with regular online gatherings in the interim. 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:


  • Health System Awareness and Business Literacy – Financial Skills

  • Health System Awareness and Business Literacy – Information Technology Management

  • Process and Quality Improvement

  • Community Collaboration

  • Relationship & Network Development

  • Change Leadership

and more.


Registration for the Certificate of Completion in Spiritual Care Management and Leadership is $4,500 per enrollee; applicants can secure a place by submitting a $1,500 deposit. Registering before May 1 provides a 10% discount* on the total cost of participation. Regular registration ends July 1. To register for the program, email Andy Andresco, Transforming Chaplaincy Project Coordinator, at


*For health system or other groups participating in the program, discount available only to first applicant.