Retreat #1: 9/30/16 iLEAP – Seattle, WA
Retreat #2: 1/27/17 iLEAP – Seattle, WA
Retreat #3: 4/7/17 iLEAP – Seattle, WA
Retreat #4: 6/2/17-6/4/17 Whidbey Institute – Clinton, WA
Courage to Lead® for Social Impact is a renewal and leadership retreat
series that will create the first cohort in a new network of leaders across
the greater Seattle and Northwest region. The program is for people
who are committed to making a positive difference in the world, while
strengthening the fabric of social equity in our community. We envision
a safe and welcoming place to foster reflective leadership and forge
trustworthy relationships among others with similar passion, helping us
sustain each other in our long-term commitments. While most of us are
focused on the external demands of change, we also need a place to
cultivate and nourish our leadership within, in the company of wise and
Courage to Lead® for Social Impact is for you, if:
• You are a leader and a decision maker who is working toward a
more just, compassionate and healthy world.
• You want to be in community with people who you’ll come to
know, trust and support as allies.
• You want to take your leadership to the next level and you
welcome introspection and personal growth.
• You want to learn with a diverse community of leaders from
across professional sectors in order to sustain your commitment
to solving complex social issues.
Join other leaders from Greater Seattle and the Pacific Northwest in this
deep dive into the heart of leadership. Through storytelling, reflection
and facilitated discussions, you’ll have an opportunity to consider your
heart’s work, renew your energy and passion for your cause, and
strengthen your leadership within a community of practice.
Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA)
Engaging the Differences that Divide Us
A Three-day Leadership Conference
June 22-25, 2017
Strengthen your capacity to lead fearlessly in challenging situations. Participate in a powerful learning community and experience “deep dive” modules with world-class faculty.
Super early bird pricing available now – limited tickets available!
Difference can stimulate creativity and the kind of breakthrough innovation organizations need to address today’s challenges. The best decisions happen when differences are included, valued and worked with effectively.
However, differences can also activate exclusion, defensiveness, and aggression in ourselves and others. These reactions block clear thinking and skillful action. Over time this pattern hardens us from the inside out and can create serious dysfunction in a team, organization or community.
Whether we work in corporations, governments, nonprofits or schools, we inevitably encounter strong differences.
- How can we appreciate differences without seeking to change others or have the differences divide us?
- How can we work together in the midst of disagreement?
- How can we use our differences to make us stronger and more creative?
If you are looking for a better way, and are daring enough to explore new practices, please join us. Together, at this 3 day leadership intensive, we can learn how to engage with difference and, in doing so, better engage the wisdom in our groups or organizations.
At the conference, you’ll find a safe yet challenging place to stretch your way of thinking and open to possibilities for leading with more success in your organization. The curriculum is leading edge, deeply personal and highly engaging. This unique leadership development experience not only expands your thinking and skills, but also connects you to a talented network of professionals.
The conference brings together expertise in the practices of conflict engagement, authentic leadership, and mindfulness. Drawing from proven methodologies, the seasoned faculty team brings a multi-faceted approach to engaging with differences. Far from just adding another “tool in your toolbox,” this event is intentionally designed to work at a deeper level of thinking and acting in the world.
Current research concludes what many of us intuitively know—that traditional leadership programs fall short because they place “too much focus on delivering information and content and not enough on the hard work of developing the leaders themselves” (Nick Petrie, Center for Creative Leadership, 2013). For 17 years, ALIA has been ahead of the curve, integrating mindfulness, creative process, and systems thinking into an integrative model of authentic leadership development. ALIA is part of the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University www.naropa.edu.
Aftab Erfan, PhD
Director of Dialogue and Conflict Engagement, University of British Columbia, and senior practitioner of Deep Democracy
Gaylon Ferguson, PhD
Faculty, Naropa University; Author Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as the Direct Path of Awakening
Co-founder of the Presencing Institute and creator of Social Presencing Theatre
Susan Skjei, PhD
Experienced executive, consultant, and coach; Director of the Authentic Leadership Center, Naropa University
Super Early Bird Special 20% off through March 15 – $795
Early Bird Special 10% off through May 1 – $895
Full Price through June 15 – $995
Full Price Plus through June 22 – $1050
*Price includes all meals
Accommodations for all 3 nights – $240
*Price includes pod arrangement with private room, shared bath, kitchen, and living room
Additional discounts available for groups, members, partners and sponsors.
Partial scholarships available to those who would not otherwise be able to attend – application coming soon! Donate to the scholarship fund by clicking “tickets” here.
Super early bird rates available now – limited tickets available!