Helping
The Catholic Church
Shape a Culture of Joy and Trust

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The Spitzer Center


We help shape healthy cultures, provide strategic planning, and support clergy. It begins with happiness and the Four Levels of Happiness™ model / engagement designed to help every single person on their journey in life. 
Simultaneously this begins to shape an entire culture in a positive new way — to deeper trust, to become more effective and to communicate better, ultimately making your home, work, parish, or diocese a better place. Additionally, we work in optimizing happiness for business success.

 Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.

— Aristotle 

On our journey together, we...

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Educate

Be transformed by the renewal of your mind.
—Romans 12:2

At the foundation of Spitzer Center’s entire curriculum is education based upon happiness. As Aristotle noted 2,400 years ago, it’s the one thing we can choose for its own sake— everything else is chosen for the sake of happiness. The Four Levels of Happiness reflect profound classical and Christian insights into the human desire for happiness. We then build upon this.

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Evaluate

Know thyself.
Socrates

Thanks to proven and valuable diagnostic surveys we pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses within your diocese or organization the actual behaviors which are aiding, or hindering, trust, unity, and effectiveness. And more importantly, we determine education best suited to overcome self-limiting behaviors and enable one another to serve together with effectiveness. 

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Execute

Give success to the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17

A properly cultivated organizational culture enhances teamwork, purpose, and trust, and thus along side a good strategic plan, the mission of your organization can be fulfilled. Our goal is to empower you to reach this ideal/ultimate good. Along with culture, strategic, and leadership planning, we help you plan change and execute, whether it’s due to new leadership or simply time to set a plan. 

Upcoming Spitzer Center Events

November 30, 2017, Cleveland, OH  –  More Info

December 12, 2017, Mount St. Mary’s University, Frederick, MD – More Info

Man cannot live without joy.

 Aquinas

Thoughts from Catholic leaders...

We all want to live happily; in the whole human race there is no one who does not assent to this proposition, even before it is fully articulated.
— Augustine

Father Robert Spitzer

Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D is a theologian, philosopher, author, speaker, former president of Gonzaga University for 11 years, and founder of the Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership. The Spitzer Center helps 1000s of individuals and organizations flourish as hearts and minds open to a new wisdom on happiness, effectiveness, and zeal for God’s work of helping others.
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Father Robert Spitzer

Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D is a theologian, philosopher, author, speaker, former president of Gonzaga University for 11 years, and founder of the Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership. The Spitzer Center helps 1000s of individuals and organizations flourish as hearts and minds open to a new wisdom on happiness, effectiveness, and zeal for God’s work of helping others.
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Read, Listen, and Learn

10 Short, Spontaneous Prayers That Really Work

Adapted from Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life, By Fr. Robert Spitzer Spontaneous prayers are short and effective vehicles for grace in daily life. They allow grace to come into our lives precisely at the moment we really need it with prayers that we can easily...

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“I give up, Lord. You take care of it.”

By Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. “I give up, Lord. You take care of it.” Sometimes life gets out of control. No matter how hard we try to obviate freefall or to figure ourselves out, life’s circumstances seem to get the better of us. It is at these moments that I...

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Finding True Happiness

One of the hottest topics in contemporary culture is happiness—so much so that the United Nations declared an International Happiness Day in response to the immense popularity of Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy”. Yet, despite the fact that we have tremendous access to every imaginable form of entertainment, we experience a pervading sense of insecurity, emptiness, and malaise amid sporadic peak experiences.
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Finding True Happiness attempts to provide a way out of this personal and cultural vacuum by helping people to identify and then reach for happiness. As Aristotle noted 2,400 years ago, happiness is the one thing we can choose for its own sake—everything else is chosen for the sake of happiness.

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We look forward to working with your organization and/or diocese.


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(734) 677-7770


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Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106

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