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Leadership Programs



CANCELLED: Invitas Alumni Weekend

April 17 - 19, 2020
*** This retreat has been postponed. Invitas will notify participants when it is rescheduled.***   A weekend open to all alumni of the Invitas Foundations of Conversational Leadership program. This is an alumni-led retreat. Facilitation support will be offered by Jafer Patterson, Sue Fort White, David Cotson, and Gayle Karen Young Whyte.

Cancelled: Training of Facilitators: a Personal Leadership seminar

With Tatyana Fertelmeyster and Marie Sheffield

April 20 - 26, 2020
This Training of Facilitators Seminar (ToF) is an opportunity to learn how to facilitate Personal Leadership (PL) learning events. This is intended for experienced designers and facilitators, and is a prerequisite for joining the PL Facilitator Program. This seminar creates a community for examining the dynamics of facilitating PL and making a world of difference. This seminar will help you navigate PL depths and respond with confidence to the complexities of facilitating. Hosted by Connecting Differences, LLC. Register here for meals and lodging only. To learn more or register, visit the program information page. The seminars consist of: One six-day…

Next Stage Collaboration

With Rebecca Colwell

May 21 - 24, 2020
Welcome to the Next Stage Collaboration hosted at the Whidbey Institute.   Whidbey Institute is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit and a home for transformational learning. Whidbey Institute is a place-based learning center in a rural community on  South Whidbey Island in Western Washington's Salish Sea. Our 106 acre conservation forest campus includes four miles of public trails, a stone labyrinth, and two educational gardens. During your stay at the Whidbey Institute, you'll be nourished with delicious, healthy, and sustainable food cooked with love by Chef Christyn Johnson and her team and housed in one of several woodland homes and cabins. As part of Whidbey…

Powers of Leadership (4 of 4)

June 11 - 13, 2020
Whidbey Institute
The Powers of Leadership retreat series convenes a diverse cohort of people across strategic fields to gain perspective on the currents of change moving in these times.