Helping The Catholic Church Shape a Culture of Joy and Trust

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. 

Did You Know ?

The Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership will be hosting a luncheon for Bishops attending the annual U.S.C.C.B. Meetings in Baltimore, MD. on Tuesday, November 13th.  Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. will be discussing the Center’s various programs and their impact on Diocesan cultures based on testimonials provided by Bishops and others following our presentations.

Journey To Excellence Academy
Ongoing
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Four Levels of Happiness Facilitator Training
November 7-8, 2018
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Diocese of Toledo
Strategic Planning Facilitation

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Four Levels and Culture Seminar
Catholic Association of Latino Leaders

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Journey to Excellence

Leadership Impact
FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students)

JTE Training
Diocese of Phoenix
Diocese of Pueblo

 

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.

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.

Read, Listen, and Learn

How Can I Have A Higher Level of Happiness At Work?

How can I have a higher level of happiness at work? Reprinted with permission Faith Magazine, August 2018 by Jim Berlucchi Executive Director of the Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership   What’s more important than happiness?  Believe it or not – nothing! The...

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How can I Keep God in my Workday

How can I keep God in my workday? Reprinted with permission Faith Magazine, July 2018 by Jim Berlucchi Executive Director of the Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership    I really want to be more mindful of God throughout my workday, but it’s a challenge.  Any...

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Plato’s Surefire Criteria for Determining True Happiness

Plato's Surefire Criteria for Determining Happiness Exerpted from the Journey to Excellence curriculum  Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. There are three criteria that Plato used to judge the quality of happiness 2,400 years ago....

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Happiness Manifests Itself in Four Different Ways

Happiness manifests itself in four different ways. by Tim Ryan Spitzer Center Director of Client Services Based on Father Robert Spitzer's book, Finding True Happiness Step back for a moment and ask yourself, “What makes me happy?” You’ll probably respond to this in...

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Business Virtue Begets Leadership Charisma

Business Virtue Begets Leadership Charisma By Patti Maguire Armstrong Reprinted with Permission from Legatus Magazine, June 2018 Issue   GOLDEN RULE WINS Legatus founder Tom Monaghan has often expressed that it is ultimately The Golden Rule and his Catholic values...

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Lets Shake On It

Hope in the Lord — ‘Let’s Shake On It!’ — The Priest Assembly’s quest for happiness By Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Archdiocese of Louisville Reprinted with Permission from "The Record", Archdiocese of Louisville Usually on reaching some agreement at the end of a...

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Procrastination

My habit of procrastination is really hurting my job performance. How can I break out of it?   By Jim Berlucchi.  Jim is the Executive Director of the Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership Reprinted with permission of FAITH Magazine     Let me think about it and get...

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The Peace That Passes All Understanding

Adapted from Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life, By Fr. Robert Spitzer Our recent celebration of Pentecost reminds me of the essential role of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Among the powerful blessings which the Holy Spirit imparts is peace. The Holy Spirit is the...

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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.

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.

Please call (734) 677-7770

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