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Remembering & Reclaiming Our Roots: 2015 Open Space Session

February 12, 2015 - February 15, 2015


Remembering and Reclaiming Our Roots:the Essence of Leadership is Creativity and Learning

Thursday, February 12 – Sunday, February 15, 2015
Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island, Washington
Tuition: $250
Lodging: $150 | Meals: $155

Are you interested in exploring personal and collective leadership?

Are you interested in being part of an environment that fosters the contribution of individual gifts, talents, skills, and diverse experiences to support a common purpose?

Are you interested in participating in an open space process where you will learn about engaging people for creative collaboration and purposeful action?

Are you interested in engaging in conversations that provide fresh perspectives and expand your vision?

We invite you to join us, February 12—15, 2015, in open space at the Whidbey Institute, where we will be held and energized by 100 acres of northwest woodland and historic farmstead for creative collaboration.
Take time out from the fast lane. Follow nature’s rhythm, in which reflection, healing and creativity are nurtured.

What is your leadership learning edge? What triggers you to really go for it? What is it you truly want?
Every moment is a choice to support the roots of our inherent nature or to support our false persona.
Every moment is a choice to support the roots of open space’s inherent nature or to limit our full creativity, full expression, and authenticity.

Starting from within
Working in a circle
In a sacred manner we heal and develop ourselves, our relations, and our world

Opening space for magic to manifest, for authenticity and the expression of our essential nature, come from going inward to explore and reclaim ourselves.

The cost for the event, including meals and lodging, is about $560. Partial scholarships are available.

We look forward to being with you,

Anne Stadler
Paul Gleiberman
Gabriel Shirley

New to open space meetings and want to learn more? Read on!


If you would like the opportunity to stay on-site at the Whidbey Institute, please reserve your space when you register as space is limited.Cost is $150 + tax per person for the three nights of the gathering with an option for extending your stay through to Monday morning at no additional cost. Most rooms are shared; bathrooms are shared. You will have an opportunity when registering to communicate particular requests or needs.We will contact you one week prior to the conference with your room assignment and other details.


Meals can be purchased on a per-meal basis when registering, or all at once. You are also welcome to bring your own meals.

All Meals, Beginning with dinner Thursday evening, completing with lunch Sunday ($13 reduction by choosing All Meals over the combined cost of selecting meals individually) $155 +tax
Breakfast $12 +tax
Lunch $18 +tax
Dinner $26 +tax

Christyn Johnson, our extraordinary chef, is committed to providing delicious, nourishing meals from locally sourced ingredients. The shared meals are wonderful part of the experience. Comments from other Whidbey Institute events:

“The food is beyond fabulous”
“Christyn’s food was so good I’m still thinking about it.”
“I’ve never tasted love before – every meal was infused with it.”


Many young leaders need scholarship help in order to attend the session. You can help a young person attend by adding any size donation to your $250 tuition. Please give generously. All funds collected for the scholarship account will be distributed to support this gathering. Scholarship contributions can be made during the registration process, and you will receive a letter after the event acknowledging your 501(c)(3) deductible donation. Contact info@whidbeyinstitute.org for information about scholarships.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

We understand that life challenges emerge and changes happen; we request your help in ensuring that we are operating together in integrity. If you find it necessary to cancel, a full refund minus your $100 deposit will be given if notice is received at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the session. For cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the start date, no refund can be given, barring exceptional emergencies.

Registrations are fully transferable; changes can be made by logging into your registration and updating attendee information.


February 12, 2015
February 15, 2015