NOVEMBER 9-11, 2013
WARRIORS FOR THE HUMAN SPIRIT: CULTIVATING OUR CAPACITY TO SERVE
An In-Depth Retreat with Meg Wheatley
Royal Roads University, Continuing Studies
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Warriors for the human spirit willingly work in troubling and difficult situations, striving to use skills of insight and compassion rather than aggression and fear. This is difficult work, but rich in meaning and purpose. This retreat gives time to explore some of the essential skills of warriorship, all of which focus on developing trust and confidence in our capacities: identifying our right work; identifying what triggers aggression and fear; maintaining presence in the midst of chaos; developing inner peace.
I am delighted to announce that Barbara McAfee, singer, songwriter and my co-facilitator of the Women's Leadership Revival Tour a few years ago, will join me in facilitating this retreat. I know Barbara's magical presence and skills will add depth, fun and embodiment to what I'll be teaching. Barbara will add songs that express what I've taught and take us deeper; she will have us experience true harmony of being together that we can then remember as we go out in the world; and her work on finding our voice, her Full Voice teachings, will allow us to discover our warrior's voice.
Length: 3 days
Times: Program begins at 9am Saturday and ends at 3pm Monday
Cost: $895 + applicable taxes
Best to Register by: Sat, Oct 26, 2013
For more information or to register, visit: http://cstudies.royalroads.ca/courses/VEVI3103-Y13.htm
A Retreat for Women to Discover their Strengths and Confidence in this Chaotic World
a weekend retreat with Margaret Wheatley
15 - 17th NOVEMBER, 2013
near Sydney, Australia
We move through this difficult world at increasingly rapid speed, trying to get through lists of tasks that just keep growing. Submerged by "To Do" lists, work becomes less meaningful and relationships suffer. We end up very busy, but exhausted and overwhelmed sometimes wondering whether we've accomplished anything worthwhile. Economic, social, political and environmental change and uncertainty are part of our current and future reality. How do we continue to do our right work? To read more and register, click here.
ENGAGING COMMUNITIES IN CHALLENGING TIMES:
Cultivating Change and the Art of Perseverance
a day with Margaret Wheatley
presented by Inhere Consulting and Kimbra White Consulting
9am-4pm, 21st NOVEMBER, 2013
You are invited to spend a day with Meg, exploring and reflecting on the experience of engaging communities. You may be a member of a community group, a community engagement practitioner, a community planner, a community worker, consultant or facilitator. We are all challenged to create a space that will enable meaningful engagement. This workshop is a unique opportunity to reflect on your experience engaging communities with others who are also working to make a difference. For more information click here. To register, please click here.
WHAT IS MEANINGFUL WORK AS CHANGE AGENTS IN A TIME OF RELENTLESS CHANGE?
A morning of shared inquiry.
a masterclass with Margaret Wheatley
7.30am - 12pm, 22nd NOVEMBER, 2013
This era of increasing uncertainty, turmoil, and exhaustion challenges even the best leaders, coaches, and change agents. If we are to avoid succumbing to these dynamics, it is essential that we stop, gather together, and ask ourselves some critical questions:
- How do we maintain our integrity, focus and values as we're caught in the maelstrom of speed, short-term thinking, meaningless measures, distracted leaders, greed and self-interest?
- How do we define what is our meaningful contribution to our clients and organizations? How much courage is required in that definition?
- How are we personally being impacted by the dynamics of this time, such as anxiety, distraction, exhaustion, overwhelm?
- Thinking forward, with full awareness of the difficulties ahead, how do we envision our future work and contribution?
The program will be a series of brief conversation starters offered by Meg. Then, using a variety of processes including conversation, storytelling, journaling, and case dramas, we will explore these questions together. For more information click here. To register, please go to the registration page.
SOIRÉE FOR THE SOUL
An evening of meditation, music and Meg in the laid back atmosphere of The Music Lounge.
an intimate evening with Meg Wheatley
6.30pm, Friday 22nd NOVEMBER, 2013
Northern Beaches, Sydney
This is a relaxed evening with good food, meditation and a talk by Meg. It's an intimate setting, just 100 people in the cabaret-style setting at The Music Lounge. This is part of the Soirée for the Soul series. See here for more information and tickets.