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Courage to Lead for Young Leaders & Activists 2018

May 3 - May 5, 2018 Thu 4:00 PM - Sat 3:00 PM $500.00

Are you actively engaged in creating a more just, peaceful, and ecologically responsible world?   Are you passionate about your vocation or cause, but trying to sustain yourself in the midst of heavy demands and the urgency you feel about making a difference? This retreat is a rare opportunity for renewal, deeper connection with kindred spirits and committed peers, and the chance to explore questions of importance to you.

Courage & Renewal retreats help you become a more self-aware, wholehearted leader. You’ll experience the time and space to renew, reflect, and to:

 

  • Pause, be still, and disconnect from technology and the demanding pace of a leader’s life.
  • Seek clarity in your vocation and sense of purpose.
  • Honour both successes and struggles in your professional and personal life
  • Witness and be witnessed, listen and be listened to – without performance evaluation, statusizing, or ego.
  • Strengthen your capacity to ask open-ended questions, hold tensions, and rejoin soul and role

 

At the retreat, thirty young leaders and activists (ages 25-40) will journey together by engaging in large-and small-group dialogues focused on evocative texts and questions. Over the course of three days, there will be opportunities to explore the intersection of your inner capacity and authenticity as it relates to life, leadership, and activism. There will be time for stillness, solitude, and journaling for reflection, to help unearth clarity and courage and bring meaning and resiliency to your life and leadership.

This retreat is modeled on the Circle of Trust® approach developed by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. For the past six years, these Young Leaders and Activists retreats have been offered in the United States drawing international cohorts. Tatamagouche Centre is pleased to partner with the Center for Courage & Renewal to host the retreat for the first time in Canada.  You can learn more about “Circles of Trust” at www.couragerenewal.org/approach or in Parker Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life.

 Program Cost: $500 (tuition, meals & lodging)

Participation is based on an application. To apply for this program click here.

Leadership

Brian Braganza

Brian Braganza

Brian Braganza is a Courage & Renewal Facilitator and experiential educator specializing in vocational counselling, sustainability education, masculinity, and youth engagement. He has a long history with the HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development and supports a wide diversity of youth and young adults to live into their vocational call and have meaningful roles and voices in their communities. Brian delivers experiential programs for men and boys, which builds their abilities to connect authentically and live into their wholeness and co-designed T.O.N.E., Therapy Outside Normal Environments, a unique men’s therapeutic project. From 2012-2015 he co-designed and delivered Dalhousie University’s Sustainability Leadership Certificate Program, increasing student’s capacity to take effective social and environmental action. Brian’s own personal transformations and continual desire to uncover his best self, led him to the work of Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. He lives in a straw-bale home he built on an old farm near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Brian is also a wilderness traveler, poet and songwriter.

Tara Reynolds

Tara ReynoldsTara Reynolds is a community organizer with a passion for building trust in relationships and organizations. She is a Courage & Renewal Facilitator and an alumnae of the Vermont Leadership Institute. Tara is a co-founder of WholeHeart, Inc., which seeks to connect like minded individuals and organizationsconvene experiential learning opportunitiesand facilitate reflective leadership practices for a more wholehearted world.  Tara facilitates Intergenerational Leadership Exchanges which invite emerging and experienced leaders to come together for day-long workshops to exchange ideas and stories and to create new approaches to solving complex problems. Tara finds joy in the wisdom of children, the beauty of the natural world, and the power of a good open and honest question.  She lives in Greensboro, Vermont, with a six-year old teacher and spiritual guru named Nadia, who also happens to be her daughter.

 
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