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Tending to our Inner Teacher: Courage and Renewal for Mid-Career Educators...

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Marconi Conference Center

18500 California 1

Marshall, CA 94940

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Tending to our Inner Teacher: Courage and Renewal for Mid-Career Educators (Bay Area)

This mid-year retreat is an extraordinary opportunity for mid-career teachers to engage in reflection and find personal and professional rejuvenation. Our work will be grounded in the Circles of Trust® approach as described in Parker Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness, intended for those who want to live and work more wholeheartedly, connecting who they are with what they do. Since 1997, the Center for Courage & Renewal has created a unique retreat-based approach to sustaining and renewing personal identity, professional integrity, and vocational vitality for people in all walks of life.

Over the course of our time together, we will build on the theme--Tending to Our Inner Teacher: Courage and Renewal for Educators to explore what is required to tend to our inner teacher in times of challenge, stress, or change.

We will look at the meaning of “tending” through a variety of lenses. The first day and a half will focus on exploring this concept through reflection and discussion. The second day will include clearness committees, which you can learn more about here. The morning of the third day will create space for intention setting and carrying learnings and insights from the retreat into your day-to-day life.

Our Retreat will be hosted at the Marconi Conference Center and State Historic Park, about an hour’s drive North of San Francisco on Tomales Bay, a setting known for its natural beauty and tranquility. A variety of well-appointed rooms are available, and you will enjoy fresh, locally sourced farm to table meals. Well maintained hiking trails nearby offer stunning vistas.

As a result of participating in the Circles of Trust® approach at the core of our work together, people report:

  • a stronger sense of purpose and integrity

  • expanded capacity to be fully present to others in ways that affirm and heal

  • increased skill in asking the honest, open questions that help others uncover their own inner wisdom

  • greater confidence to seek or create communities of support

  • increased understanding, appreciation and respect for human differences,

  • greater capacity to build the relational trust that helps institutions pursue their missions

  • more courage to live and lead authentically

  • renewed passion for their work or vocation

  • a deeper commitment to leadership and service to others

If you have been teaching for over five years, we hope you will join us for this chance to step away from the busyness of your life and into a restorative and transformative experience.

Limited to 20 participants.

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