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Powers of Leadership II

February 8 - February 10

POL II Registration is Now Open for Alumni of the Powers of Leadership Program.

Resilience: Look Within. Reach Across. Anchor Down.
Program runs Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6 pm through Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 3 pm.

Variable tuition fee, $650—$800, based on ability to give. For scholarship support beyond this range, email pol@whidbeyinstitute.org.

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Dear POL Friends,

We eagerly anticipate gathering with you in February! Sitting together in circle, eating around the table with the nourishing food of Christyn, and hearing the stories of life throughout the weekend. What a glorious time awaits us all.

Our theme this year is Resilience: Look Within. Reach Across. Anchor Down.

Drawing on the thought of Arand Gridharadas, we will engage the challenges of today’s landscape and the call for leadership grounded in contemplation, conversation and context.

This year has brought the loss and disbelief of much that we hold dear, and it has also awakened  the responsibility and humility that calls for courage and participation with one another.  As leaders, we hold much of the residue from the intensity of this time within our organizations and communities.  And, as leaders, we are called to host the necessary conversations that are needed and longed for by so many.

We continue to be inspired by the work that you do in our larger commons to consciously attend to the leadership issues and challenges that emerge in your respective organizations, communities or individual pursuits. During our gathering in February, we will explore resilience, the importance of place and the necessity of restoration.

We will remind ourselves of the basic principles of Adaptive Leadership, take time to reflect and listen deeply to one another as we assess and re-imagine our own Leadership in the life of the Commons.

“This moment makes it plan that we need a new age of reform, not just a flurry of initiative. That the best defense against hatred is offense – an evangelism of love. That changing the whole wide world must never be a refuge from tending to our own places.  Look within. Reach across. Anchor down. Great good has been known to rise from seasons like this. Let us seek it. Let us seize it.”
—Anand Giridharadas

With gratitude for your Great Work,Christie, Craig, Sharon, Larry, Heather, Scott

“Grief and gratitude are kindred souls, each pointing to the beauty of what is transient and given to us by grace.”
—Patricia Campbell Carlson


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