SEEDS OF TRUE SELF: LIVING AND LEADING WITH COURAGE AND INTEGRITY
A CIRCLE OF TRUST PROFESSIONAL RETREAT
SEPTEMBER 22 & 23, 2018
Based on the Courage to Teach® and Circle of Trust ® programs, this professional development opportunity supports the personal and professional renewal of educators, and those in other helping professions.
This professional retreat does not focus on professional techniques or institutional reform. Rather, it supports the renewal of the self-knowledge and emotional intelligence of participants.
The program offers participants opportunities to reflect on the inner dimensions of their professional lives. Up to 30 participants are invited to engage in honest self-reflection and explore questions about purpose, values, and commitment to challenging work. In doing so, participants are invited to increase a capacity to listen to self and others more deeply, to reconnect their inner passion with their outer work, in order to show up more wholeheartedly. Participation is always by invitation and not demand – attendees participate and share according to their own comfort level.
This retreat will feature the Clearness Committee discernment process to deepen listening skills and explore open, honest questions.
Mardi Tindal and Michael Saver, skilled facilitators certified by the Center for Courage and Renewal (www.couragerenewal.org) founded by esteemed educator, author and activist Parker J. Palmer, work to create a trustworthy space - a circle of trust - within which participants may explore their deepest wisdom to find courage and renewal for their life and work.
Date: Sept. 22 & 23, 2018
Location: The Mary Ward Centre
Cost: $325 includes materials and two lunches
For more information, please contact Michael Saver at email@example.com
SEEKING CONNECTIONS: Living at the Threshold of New Creative Life
This is a day for continued conversation and visioning among an inclusive and contemplative community of spiritual directors.
Jane McDonell, IBVM
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 10:30am-3:00pm, registration at 10am
Location: Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre (379 Bouchier St. Roches Pt)
Suggested Donation: $10
Bring bag lunch. Coffee, tea and snacks provided.
please indicate if you need or can offer a ride to the Centre.
Please RSVP to Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org or (647) 259-2951.
A Canadian Circle of Practice, Support and Discernment
This community is formed to support the discernment of colleagues who wish to deepen their understanding of the principles and practices associated with the Circle of Trust process. Participants are drawn from a number of different professional disciplines, including education, and not-for-profit community organizations (such as Girl Guides of Canada).
The Circle of Trust ® process, developed by Parker J. Palmer, author of The Courage to Teach, and Let Your Life Speak, invites participants to discover their inner capacity to lead more authentic, meaningful and resilient lives, and to learn to listen to the voice of vocation.
The Circle of Trust welcomes all participants, and includes those who would identify their reflective practice in explicitly religious and spiritual terms, as well as those who do not.