On-line or in-person programs are available to inform and support the practice of contemplative leadership, as well as deepen personal transformation. 

 

 Lead from Stillness:  An Introduction to Contemplative Leadership

Facilitated by Janet Drey

Lead from Stillness assists leaders to enlarge their capacity for awareness and focus while living with the unknowns of change. Using a combination of contemplative practices and leadership development tools, participants will explore the impact of self care, inattentional blindness, holding paradox, managing negative emotions, ego habits and staying grounded in one’s values and purpose. A small group learning community provides support for and confidentiality with learning and growth edges.

Lead from Stillness offers an important model of leadership to the Church and world.  It invites us to lead from a place of depth and wholeness.  This course is reminder of how good leadership and spirituality are intrinsically connected. 

Dr. Brett M. Opalinski
Assistant Dean of Methodist Studies
Assistant Professor in the Practice of Spiritual Formation and Church Leadership
Candler School of Theology, Emory University

 

From Pattern to Possibility: An Enneagram Retreat

facilitated by Janet Drey and Adele Ver Steeg

In the course of life, patterns of personality are useful in discovering who we are and how to relate to others. However, over time our egos develop habitual ways of acting, feeling, and thinking which limit our ability to respond with interior freedom to life and to others. The nine Enneagram type structures reveal the underlying motivations and patterns of each type.

The Enneagram also points to possibility — ways God’s Spirit invites us to open our hearts and minds in curiosity and adventure to go beyond familiar patterns. In the words of Enneagram teacher, Russ Hudson, “As we find the courage and love to follow the path where it leads, we begin to relax into a truly alive, Spirit-filled, dynamic journey of life.” Join us for this interactive/reflective retreat to see how the Enneagram invites a courageous exploration into spiritual possibility and transformation.

This in-person retreat process will include time for personal reflection, small group sharing and experiential work with the enneagram symbol.

 


Great leadership comes from people who have made that downward journey through violence and terror, who have touched the deep place where we are community with each other, and who can help take other people to that place.  -Parker Palmer