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Retreats

 

ANNUAL RETREAT: Authentic Leadership for Social Change

DATE: September 13-15, 2019

LOCATION: Bay Area (Marin, California) 

Join us for our annual 3-day retreat, located at a beautiful center just outside of San Francisco, California. Take time to press pause, connect with like-minded peers, and cultivate tools to guide you through life and work’s complex environment and challenges.

Participants can expect to:

  • Gain clarity about challenges surfacing in your personal or professional life

  • Develop a practice to connect with and embrace your inner wisdom and awareness

  • Connect with peers for support while exploring your own ‘big questions’

  • Find space to relax and access wellness practices

  • Cultivate creativity and deeper sense of joy through experiential activities  

  • Learn about how Circles International can continue to support you outside of this retreat space

Cost: $625, including lodging, meals, and supplies

Thanks to our generous sponsors, young leaders (age 35 and under) and invited to attend this retreat for $450.

Scholarships and financial aid are available on a limited basis. Do not let cost be a barrier if you are interested in attending and apply now.

To receive an email when applications open, please fill out our contact form.

Graduates of our programs become members of the Contemplative Leaders Circle, and receive ongoing training, mentorship, and resources as part of a broader community dedicated to advancing resilient and healthy organizations.

 

COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP Certificate Program

Northern California: Earthrise, Petaluma CA | June 7th-11th, 2020

New England: Knoll Farm, Fayston VT | September 13th-17th, 2020

A four-day transformational training experience in which leadership theory meets you, your context, your practice, and your needs.

The complexity of the world’s current challenges will not be met by an individual heroic leader, but rather by groups of people working together in pursuit of change. With rises in technology, globalization, culture shifts, and complex economies, the demands on leadership have fundamentally changed.

The world needs more people who are equipped to co-create the collective leadership structures that will meet the needs of our time. We invite you to be one of those leaders.

At the end of four days together, you will be more equipped to:

  • Effectively and sustainably change habits

  • Align your actions to your aspirational values

  • Be aware of yourself, others, and the systems you are in

  • Inspire others to join in a shared purpose

  • Be a model of conscious, intentional collaboration

  • Distribute leadership & decision-making

  • Mentor and develop others

  • Cultivate compassion for yourself & others

Cost: $3950, including all lodging, meals, and materials

We are committed to the financial accessibility of our programs. There are multiple ways to seek discounts and scholarships. To find out about promotions and scholarship opportunities as they become available, or to receive an email when registration open, please fill out our contact form.


SOUL OF LEADERSHIP

Are you seeking inspiration and encouragement for a new type of leadership?

Would you like support and guidance for leading in a more grounded, wise way?

The Soul of Leadership program began in 2012 in Boston, and is designed for leaders from various sectors (including, but not limited to: nonprofit organizations, social impact business, advocacy, education and healthcare fields).

The Soul of Leadership recognizes that leaders today face particularly difficult challenges. The commitment to inspire others while also increasing productivity and balancing the needs of the organization can leave leaders feeling depleted. Long hours and countless demands often result in a deep need for renewal.

This 18-month program helps leaders integrate wisdom tradition practices with current leadership realities in order to more truly embody their vocational path. Through individual and communal activities, participants engage in a variety of contemplative practices, while learning strategies to address some of their most pressing leadership challenges.

The Soul of Leadership includes four residencies, each featuring a different leadership focus, supplemented by monthly programming via Zoom, reading, reflection and community. To learn more, download the brochure.

August 2018 – March 2020
 

Residencies:
August 17-19, 2018
February 22-24, 2019
August 16-18, 2019
February 28-March 1, 2020

The four residencies take place in the Bay Area. Past participants have come from various parts of the U.S. and other countries to participate.


Cost:
$7,000 corporate; $4,000 non-profit or individual*

*Please note that scholarships and financial aid are available. We are committed to making this program accessible; do not let cost be a barrier if you are interested in the program and apply now!


For more information download the brochure

Applications for the 2018-2020 cohort are now closed. To receive an email when applications open for the next cohort, please fill out our contact form.

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Graduates of our programs become members of the Contemplative Leaders Circle, and receive ongoing training, mentorship, and resources as part of a broader community dedicated to advancing resilient and healthy organizations.