“Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique,- good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.”
Parker J. Palmer
"Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all."
Robert Louis Stevenson
"Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” Stephen R. Covey
In these challenging times, it is easy to lose ourselves in the drum of noise and need that surrounds us. Daily we must confront the forces of climate change, racism, inequality, and injustice. As women, we are conditioned to care for and tend to the needs of others–to be compassionate in the face of all this suffering. Unless we are careful, we can lose sight of ourselves in this pursuit, dimming our finest source of love and compassion–our truest self.
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“...time and time again our search for love brings us back to the place where we started, back to our own heart’s mirror, where we can look upon our female selves with love and be renewed.” –bel hooks
Join us as we take this journey home to ourselves—to the beauty and strength within each of us. Come to renew your inner light so that you can show up whole and hopeful even in these tumultuous and tragic times.
“Self-care is never a selfish act - it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.” -Parker J. Palmer
We invite all those who identify as women to join us for this 6 session online series grounded in the Circles of Trust® approach–a trustworthy space that invites clarity and insight to emerge from within. Through deep listening and compassionate inquiry, we will reflect on the many aspects of our individual and collective identities, embracing all that we are in mind, heart, body, and spirit, so we may return to our many roles and responsibilities renewed.
If your heart is saying, “YES!” and you want to explore what is next for you, what wants attention, and what wants to emerge, please consider joining us!
Session Dates: We ask for a commitment to all six sessions, as trust and insight require time and faithfulness. June 1st, 15th and 29th July 13th & 27th August 10th Meeting Time: 2:00-4:00 pm PT / 4:00-6:00 pm CT / 5:00-7:00 pm ET Virtual Platform: Zoom meeting links will be emailed prior to each session. Cost: $295 for all six sessions. We invite you to pay more if you can, to offset the cost for those whose means require a scholarship. No one will be turned away for an inability to pay. Registration Link: https://heartlandcouragecollaboration.wufoo.com/forms/w1o9k2cx0n332jn/
Deadline: May 15, 2022 Space is limited; we encourage you to register as soon as possible.
FACILITATORS Rachel Boechler, PhD is a leadership consultant & coach with OnPurpose Consulting. Her focus is on developing purpose-driven leaders and organizations. She also serves as a Senior Facilitator/Consultant for Australian Navitas/ASAM leadership programs. Rachel has 25+ years of experience in public education as a teacher, counselor, principal, and school district administrator. Formerly she was an Assistant Professor/Chairperson in the College of Education and Leadership at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee WI, a faculty member in the MBA-EL program at Milwaukee School of Engineering, and the Chief Operating Officer for CPS Human Resource Services, a nationwide HR consulting firm based in CA. Rachel is a certified Center for Courage & Renewal (CCR) facilitator, offering retreats primarily in the areas of personal development and leadership. Rachel lives in St. Petersburg FL and Milwaukee WI with her husband Brian and her rescue dog, Louie Pasteur. She enjoys reading, travel, art festivals and indie films along with nature walks, biking, yoga. To learn more, go to www.rachelboechler.com
Margaret Golden, EdD, is a Professor Emerita and Director of the Adult Degree Completion program at Dominican University of California. She is passionate about educational equity and the creation of trustworthy spaces for engaging in heartfelt, often difficult, conversations. Prepared as a facilitator by the Center for Courage and Renewal in 2005, she serves as a mentor for those in facilitator preparation now. Margaret previously directed the Courage to Teach© program at Dominican University and the Leading Together© program at the Center for Courage and Renewal. She recently co-created the Millennium Forum for Educator Well-Being, an online community to help educators embody the social and emotional capacities they seek to develop in their students. Margaret lives in Berkeley, California with her partner, David, and is the proud mother of two amazing young women. She enjoys the practice of yoga, long walks in the hills, travels to the sea, and quality time with family and friends. Learn more at www.couragetoteach.weebly.com.
Mary Kaye Siebert, PhD (she, her, hers) has been a passionate educator for 30+ years, serving as a teacher and district level school administrator. A thread that runs through her life is the belief that both teaching and leading demand and deserve time for reflection. Mary Kaye is deeply committed to offering retreats for sustaining personal and professional growth. She was prepared for facilitation with the Center for Courage & Renewal in 2012. As the sole Courage & Renewal facilitator in Kansas, she has been offering retreat experiences (partial, one-day and multiple-day retreats) for the past ten years. Mary Kaye is currently an adjunct professor with The University of Saint Mary’s https://www.stmary.edu/ and a facilitator and mentor supporting teacher well-being and mindfulness with Millennium Forum https://www.millennium.org/forum. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, music, art, traveling and spending time with her three children and seven grandchildren. To contact Mary Kaye or learn about her work go to https://living-courage.org/.