About St Anselm's

The Institute of Saint Anselm

Established in 1984, the Institute of Saint Anselm has provided leadership training programmes primarily for Catholic religious communities, congregations and seminaries world-wide. Under the guidance of its Founder/Director, Doctor Leonhard Kofler, the Institute has developed a distinctive portfolio of sound, innovative programmes in leadership expertise and human development, which it offers to religious and non-religious community leaders and facilitators. All the courses offered are also suitable for those who are doing a sabbatical.

Over the years, the Institute has sought out and integrated the best innovative methods and techniques to enhance its original courses. The outstanding courses that resulted have drawn praise from all quarters. Most recently, recognizing the importance of the emotions in personal growth and of the need to clear destructive, detrimental emotions from the body, the Institute enhanced its curricula further with the addition of EQ Development Therapy, incorporating Bodywork, a science-based hands-on system of clearing the emotions, ultimately a necessary part of spiritual evolution.

The Institute of St. Anselm is accredited by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Colleges).


The Institute of St Anselm is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). ASIC accreditation helps participants make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.

ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).


NCFE (international)


Our programmes have been accredited by NCFE (international) an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England and Wales. NCFE’s regulators are the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England, and the Welsh Government in Wales. These programmes aren’t regulated by Ofqual but have been accredited by NCFE. NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a programme is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.
NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our programmes which result in the ‘award’ of a certificate of achievement. This award does not qualify you for a nationally recognised qualification.



Following Fr Len’s core belief, “Who I am as a person determines who I am as a leader”, all programmes centre on developing the psychological, emotional and spiritual maturity of the leaders and facilitators themselves.


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Institute of St Anselm

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