Leading for Democracy: A Courage to Lead Retreat for Women

04/12/2018 - 5:00pm to 04/14/2018 - 11:30am
Grade levels:
All Grade Levels, Professional Development
Content areas:
All Content Areas
Leadership, Courage to Lead
Lewis & Clark Graduate School - Center for Community Engagement

“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.” - Coretta Scott King

Leading for Democracy is a Courage to Lead retreat designed specifically for women, offering the time and space to reflect and focus on how we as women can hold the tensions of our world, and work toward connecting, healing and changing our communities during challenging times.

We invite you to join us in this opportunity to pause and disconnect from technology and the usual pace of your life in leadership. Through movement, writing, listening and dialogue, the retreat will focus on understanding, embodying and building the habits of the heart of democracy, adapted from Parker Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create A Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit.

We welcome Delisa Myles, Arizona dancer, instructor and movement specialist to accompany our work, deepening the valued tenets of leading a democracy. As she says, “Let’s Start a Movement that Actually Requires Movement”.

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:

  • Learn, experience and reflect on the critical elements or “habits of the heart” that support our democracy.
  • Build thoughtful understanding of your leadership challenges.
  • Kindle your passion to lead change, resilience and resistance.
  • Consider your creative edges and horizons through experiential learning including reflection, dialogue, writing, art and movement.
  • 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. View Courage Retreat at a Glance for more information.

Retreat Details
Date:Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14, 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.
Instructor: Sherri Carreker, MEd, Dawn Montgomery, EdD, Delisa Myles, Guest Movement Artist
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

Please register on the website.