Sustaining a Vision: a Courage to Lead Retreat

02/28/2019 - 5:00pm to 03/02/2019 - 11:30am

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development, Higher ed

Content areas: All Content Areas, Professional Development

District/Organization: Lewis and Clark Graduate School

Sustaining a Vision is a Courage to Lead retreat for those in leadership, including but not limited to school administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, and other district administrators), offering the time and space to reflect and focus on how we can hold the tensions of our world, and work toward connecting, healing and changing our communities. 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 writing, listening and dialogue, the retreat will focus on understanding 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.

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 retreat you will join other change-makers who dare to engage their work with presence and compassion.

The ideal way to experience this opportunity is as a seasonal two-retreat series. These are designed to help leaders remember their passion for the work they do, to revisit their vision for the future, and to find potential solutions for next steps.

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.
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.