Learn The 5 ActionsSM of a Serving Leader that are Transforming Organizations Worldwide

RUN TO GREAT PURPOSE — provide compelling purpose for great work and create organization-wide alignment.

UPEND THE PYRAMID — create a culture of shared ownership and demonstrate genuine care and value.

RAISE THE BAR — carve out core values and embed them into everyday practices.

BLAZE THE TRAIL — clear the way for winning performance and remove barriers and wasted effort.

BUILD ON STRENGTH — capitalize on employees' abilities and cultivate greater engagement.


Dr. John Stahl-Wert is a best-selling author, speaker, and expert in growing great leaders. He touches the hearts of thousands of people through his books, keynote addresses, and work helping organizations bring out the very best in their people. John serves as president of Newton Institute and director of its Center for Serving Leadership, providing services that enable individual, organizational, and community transformation based on The 5 ActionsSM in the book, The Serving Leader.


"Bringing the Serving Leader Model into Cathedral High School made the most significant transformational impact on our faculty and students during my 16 years as president." 

- Steve Helmich, Past President (1999-2016), Cathedral High School



  • Become masterfully clear on your district's success factors.
  • Connect daily work to compelling purpose.
  • Link the urgency of your school's mission to personal excellence.
  • Cultivate the change-capacity of a fully engaged team.
  • Earn your people's trust.
  • Anchor worker loyalty by building on your people's strengths.
  • Become skillful delegators, empowering your staff to grow and achieve.
  • Build strong alliances with fellow leaders in education.

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  • Hands-on application of 15 key leadership practices.
  • Thought leadership and best practices for organizational growth.
  • Round-table work sessions with fellow educators.
  • Assessment of your leadership and organization's situation.
  • Action plan and accountability relationships between sessions.
  • Breakthrough take-aways to get to the next level.
  • State-of-the-art venue with meals included.

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  • Session 1:  Wednesday, September 28, 2016
  • Session 2:  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  • Session 3:  Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Session 4:  Wednesday, January 25, 2017
  • Session 5:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Session 6:  Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • All sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m 
  • Location: META Solutions - Columbus Office, Citygate Dr., Columbus, OH 43219



  • $2,500 for the first participant from a district.
  • The second registration from the same district is FREE.
  • Additional associates from the district are $500/person with a maximum of five people in attendance from the same district.
  • Registration includes six full-day sessions, all assessments, curricula, workbooks, meals and snacks.


Contact John Chapman at 724.663.1617, or email him at john.chapman@newtoninstitute.com