Empowering Leadership Through Writing: A Courage to Lead Retreat

02/15/2018 - 5:00pm to 02/17/2018 - 11:30am

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development, Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher ed

Content areas: All Content Areas

Topics: writing, Leadership

District/Organization: Lewis & Clark Graduate School - Center for Community Engagement

Empowering Leadership Through Writing is a retreat that offers participants the time in community to reflect on the complex, challenging, and changing dimensions of leadership. Our retreat is rooted in the recognition that effective leadership flows from the identity and integrity of the individual. We will use exploratory writing to advance your learning. Your writing will inform and deepen your leadership during challenging times.

Guest author and poet, Kim Stafford, will guide us through multiple opportunities to bring our inner voice to the written page. This will not be academic writing, but writing to identify our truth, raise our voices, and find hope. At the heart of authentic leadership is the courage to be fully human, to take risks, to care deeply and take action even in the midst of uncertainty and change. In this Courage to Lead retreat you will join other change-makers who dare to engage their work with presence and compassion.

At the heart of authentic leadership is the courage to be fully human, to take risks, to care deeply and to take action even in the midst of change and uncertainty. In this Courage to Lead retreat you will join other change-makers who dare to engage their work with presence and compassion.

This retreat offers the opportunity to:
- Write your leadership journey in the presence of other leaders, writers and author/poet Kim Stafford. Listen to the writing of others and share your writing.
- Build thoughtful understanding of your leadership challenges. Write your way to new ideas and solutions.
- Kindle your passion to lead change, resilience and resistance.
-Consider your creative edges and horizons through reflection, dialogue and writing.
-Engage with others holding similar questions for their lives, listening deeply and sharing our stories.
-Learn and participate in a Clearness Committee, designed after a beautiful problem-solving model from the 1600’s.

Participants often mention the level of support found in Courage to Lead retreats as an important factor in the ways in which they are able to bring a new level of insight and energy to their work. Courage to Lead is designed to help leaders move beyond the “what” and “how” questions of leadership, to the “who” questions of meaning and purpose, of calling, of the relationship of inner life and outer work. We invite you to join us in this opportunity to pause and disconnect from technology and the usual pace of your life in leadership. View ‘Courage Retreat at a Glance’ Retreat Details & Registration

Dates: Thursday-Saturday, February 15-17, 2018
Times: **5 p.m. Thursday-11:30 a.m. Saturday
The retreat will begin with a group dinner on Thursday and conclude before lunch on Saturday.
**Facilitators:
Sherri Carreker, MEd, Dawn Montgomery, EdD
Location: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Hwy Corbett, OR
Cost and Accommodation Options: Includes 15 PDUs/CEUs. Costs include participation in the retreat, all meals and hotel accommodations.
Double-occupancy $525
Single-occupancy (limited) $625
Scholarship Rate (limited, double-occupancy only) $400