Helping Catholic organizations optimize culture, strategy, and leadership.
Together, we can shape a culture of joy and trust throughout the Catholic Church.
How can we serve you?
Diocese of Phoenix
The Journey to Excellence program speaks to everyone, no matter where they are in their life journey. The solid philosophical principles rooted in our Catholic tradition foster personal insight for us individually and improve our ability to collaborate together for common goals.
Take the Journey to Excellence
The Spitzer Center’s core program, Journey to Excellence, provides a roadmap for visionary Catholic leaders and staff to build better habits for more dynamic and effective cultures of evangelization.
From regular seminars to create fraternity, a thorough culture inventory, and ongoing training and support, we apply timeless truths in innovative ways.
Journey to Excellence: PHASE 1
The Four Levels of Happiness®️
The foundation of the Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership is a curriculum built upon Fr. Spitzer’s Four Levels of Happiness.
Happiness is the one thing we desire in and for itself.” -Aristotle
Journey to Excellence: PHASE 2
In order to achieve greater happiness, harmony, and achievement in fulfilling the mission of your organization, the Spitzer Center offers some short surveys that will help you measure your ideal, along with your current styles of working together.
Journey to Excellence: PHASE 3
Planning & Execution
Using the Culture Assessment, the Spitzer Center assists organizations and leaders in developing plans to reach their goals.
With regular touchpoints to discuss and evaluate progress, we walk with you on that journey.
Interested to see how the Spitzer Center can help you and your organization?
Give us a call today. We’ll be happy to explore your needs and discuss a plan of action.
About the Spitzer Center
The Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership empowers thousands of Catholic individuals, dioceses and organizations to optimize the quality and delivery of their pastoral and spiritual services, and to strengthen morale and team behaviors within the organization.
We are founded on the inspiration and guidance of Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D, a theologian, philosopher, author, speaker, and former president of Gonzaga University for 11 years.
Recent & UPcoming Spitzer Center Events
Cardinal Newman High School, Santa Rosa, CA
Four Levels of Happiness Workshop and Culture Inventory
Feb 22 and June 4-5, 2019
Diocese of Las Cruces
April 8-9, 2019
Diocese of Bismark
Spring Clergy Conference
Apr 30 to May 1, 2019
Diocese of Toledo
Four Levels of Happiness
June 28-29, 2019
Diocese of Pueblo
Confidence and Providence Seminar for Priests
Aug 27 and 28, 2019
Diocese of Grand Rapids
Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2019
Diocese of Richmond
Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2019
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