Workshops & Retreats

Seeking opportunities to attend personal leadership workshops and retreats?  Scroll down to see a variety of upcoming events along with options for customizing your own workshop or retreat.

Spread Your Wings 2019 Registration Opens in October!

Save the date: January 11-13, 2019

The 2nd annual Spread Your Wings retreat will take place at the beautiful Oasis Retreat Center in Vancouver, WA January 11-13.  This powerful personal leadership retreat, offered in a virtual format in December 2017, is happening IN-PERSON this year.

January is the perfect time to carve out some much needed "me time"!

I love the fall holiday season, starting with Halloween and running through New Years Day! December is a busy month for many people, full of travel, gift buying and endless holiday parties. With my birthday also being in December, these last two months of the year often leave me little time for personal reflection, planning or rest.

So often we head into the new year frazzled and surprised that January has come so fast! The new year offers the natural opportunity to make a fresh start or find a new perspective. For many years I have focused December and January on my own personal development for these reasons. This has been a life-changing habit!

I invite you to join me in a powerful experience of self-renewal and goal setting during Spread Your Wings 2019! 

Together we will have  a full weekend (Friday evening through noon on Sunday) of focused personal retreat and reflection time to look back on 2018 and look forward to 2019. Through group and individual sessions, attendees will participate in a variety of experiences designed to provide restful rejuvenation, personal insight and confident excitement for 2019.

I'll craft each session with care and am excited to facilitate each one for us as we individually and collectively prepare for another year.  Saturday and Sunday mornings will begin with an optional holy yoga session led by Suzy Sweeney. On Saturday, we will have some fun with a reflective art activity. It is going to be a fantastic group coaching experience! I'm so excited and hope you will join me!

Click the button below to learn more about the 2017 version of this retreat. Updated registration information will be available in October.

Banishing Burnout Through Values Alignment

November 3, 2018

8:30am-12:30pm

Register through Clark College

Tired of feeling tired, time-strapped or on the verge of burnout? Discover how to identify values most important to you – and then get tools to apply them, creating a unique time and schedule management tool to meet your needs and values. Banish burnout from your workplace or personal life by aligning your schedule with your values.

Walk away from this workshop with new personal insight and a personalized schedule management plan. Workshop includes personal reflection time, group discussion and teaching sections.

Coaching Skills for Managers

October 9- November 20, 2018

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm

Register through Clark College

Gain the basic skills needed to effectively coach direct reports for personal and team success! In our rapidly changing workplace leaders are frequently being asked to coach their team, especially through times of transition or growth. Learn the difference between the various tasks required of the modern manager; training, mentoring, supervising and leading. Understand when coaching will be most effective.

Establish communication skills to enhance individual and team understanding, cohesion and performance. Learn and practice a simple five-step coaching model to use in any coaching situation. See how to apply a coaching approach when giving feedback and performance reviews. Anyone is welcome; current management position not required.

 

Customized Personal Leadership Workshops and Retreats

Looking for a customized interactive group event with a lot of personal application?

Get away from the normal routine to grow and learn alongside others during 4-hour, 8-hour or multi-day coaching-based experiences. Create a focused time for your growth and return home refreshed, resourced and ready to lead your life better, one step at a time!

Past workshops and retreats have been conducted with Clark College, the Pomona Junior Fair Board, Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College, Whittier College, Christ's Church of the Valley and Indiana Wesleyan University.

Workshops (4 or 8 hours; 1-30 Participants)

Focusing on one topic in depth for a half or full day workshop can be an impactful time of learning, discovery, freedom and growth. Workshops always include times of teaching, personal application and group interaction. Each workshop is tailored to the needs of the individual or group and can be facilitated at your location or a retreat center in my network. 

Workshops Include:

  • Monthly pre-workshop planning calls with retreat organizer to design content and schedule. Emails communication between calls available as needed.
  • Facilitated 4- or 8- hour events, designed to fit your topics, schedule and budget.
  • Group size ranging from 1 to 30 people.
  • Hands on activities to help participants apply each topic to their own lives or working/volunteering teams.
  • Action plans created by participants at the end of every workshop to transfer material into real-life application after conclusion of the workshop.
  • Personality or Strength assessment add-ons available, each with group-based activities and evaluation.
  • Event evaluation forms processed during two weeks following workshop, and feedback provided to workshop organizer for use planning future workshops.
  • Snack and beverage service available as unique add-ons.

Retreats (8-hour or Multi-day; 1-250 Participants)

Whether done alone or with a group, uniquely designed retreats are always powerful experiences. Retreats include time for learning, reflection and connection unlike shorter coaching sessions or workshops can offer. Retreats can dive deeper into a workshop topic, an area of personal or team growth, or simply be a time to relax, unwind and regroup.  A retreat can be facilitated at your location or a retreat center in my network.

Retreats Include:

  • Monthly pre-retreat planning calls with retreat organizer to design content and schedule. Emails communication between calls available as needed.
  • Facilitated 8-hour or multi-day events, designed to fit your topics, schedule and budget.
  • Group size ranging from 1 to 250 people.
  • Hands on activities to help participants apply each topic to their own lives or working/volunteering teams.
  • Action plans created by participants at the end of every major section to transfer material into real-life application after conclusion of the retreat.
  • Individual or group coaching can be included as a portion of the retreat, with email follow-up to each individual coached.
  • Personality or Strength assessment add-ons available, each with group-based activities and evaluation.
  • Event evaluation forms processed during two weeks following retreat, and feedback provided to retreat organizer for use planning future retreats.
  • Food service, lodging and social events available as additional daily add-ons.