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?


Tools for Visionary Leadership, Strengthening Clergy Culture, and Strategic Planning


Clergy Culture built on Happiness, Confidence, and Fraternal Unity

Curia & Diocesan Teams

Optimizing Culture and Leadership Effectiveness for Curia, Schools, & Apostolates

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

Culture Assessment

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

Journey To Excellence Academy

January 2020 CEO Cohort
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New Dates Added Soon

Diocese of Lansing

Four Levels of Happiness Events
March to May 2020

Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Clergy Days
March 23 and 24, 2020

Diocese of New Ulm

Clergy Conference
Four Levels of Happiness
Feb 4, 2020

Diocese of Wichita

Clergy Conference
Oct 22-24, 2019

Diocese of Grand Rapids

Clergy Retreat
Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2019

Diocese of Des Moines

Clergy Conference
Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2019

Diocese of Richmond

Clergy Conference
Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2019

The Spitzer Center recently presented to Deacons from the Toledo Ohio Diocese


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Deacon Hal Welch, Tim Ryan, Bishop Daniel Thomas, Jim Berlucchi




A Group of Priests from the Diocese of Kansas City St Joseph who attended a presentation of our Confidence and Providence Series



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Contact us today

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

Please call (734) 677-7770

7343 S. Alton Way, Suite 100
……….Englewood, Colorado 80112

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