Courage to Lead, Wilkinson, Spring 2020

Course Number: EDU 5515 C05 (Session I: January 22-24, 2020)
EDU 5515 C07 (Session II: March 25-27, 2020)
Instructor: Holly Wilkinson
Location: Rock Point Center (formerly Bishop Booth Conference Center), Burlington, Vermont
Dates and Times: Session I: January 22- 24, Wednesday 5 pm to Friday 3 pm.
Session II: March 25-27, Wednesday 5 pm to Friday 3 pm.
1 graduate
Tuition: $600 (covering double occupancy and 1 graduate credit)

Course Description

Courage to Lead: Vermont Cohort is a year-long, professional and personal leadership development initiative that includes four seasonal residential retreats beginning in November.  The 48-hour retreats are held at the Bishop Booth Conference Center on the shore of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont and each retreat begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday and runs through mid-afternoon on Saturday.

In whole group, small group, and solitary settings, we will “reconnect who we are with what we do” in a safe and trustworthy space, making use of stories from our own journeys, reflections on practice, and insights from poets and storytellers from various wisdom traditions.  Each retreat follows a seasonal theme, using the rich metaphors and realities of the natural world as a way of exploring meaningful vocational and life questions in order to bring a deeper sense of courage and wholeness into our lives.

The Courage to Lead Vermont Cohort has strong roots in Courage to Teach and the core participants are k-12 teachers, with additional educators from a variety of settings including healthcare, human services and public service.

 Audience: Educators K-16

Course Objectives

Course Goals:

Align soul and role to support inner transformation towards social change

Renew a sense of purpose in the teaching profession

Provide opportunities and practices for reflection, connection and action

Create a community of practice with colleagues to support professional leadership development

 Course Objectives:

To cultivate active and engaged teachers who are skilled at reflective leadership, generous listening, open and honest questions, community connections and practices, personal voice and agency, and an appreciation of paradox to approach conflict and tensions in life-giving ways. 

Required Readings

Required Readings/Texts:

Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer

 Other Suggested Readings/Texts: 

 A Hidden Wholeness and Let your Life Speak by Parker Palmer

For additional course, registration and payment information

Holly Wilkinson
(802) 917-5677

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