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Retreat 1: 'Creating from Self'

As a Co-Active® Leadership Program participant, you will be challenged to identify those essential qualities that make you unique, and to see how social pressure and self-imposed limits can shape the way we behave, making us lose touch with our innate strengths, gifts, and even purpose. You will also be challenged to unapologetically 'take your lid off,' recognize your personal leadership strengths, and develop the capacity to be effective in a wide-range of circumstances and environments. Learning throughout this leadership training retreat will unfold and be reinforced by experiential exercises, dynamic group interactions, Co-Active® coaching, and ongoing feedback.

Homework: Co-Active Leader-in-practice assignments, offered every two weeks, to expand capacity and ability to create from self, based on the work done in Retreat 1 and on the Level IV Leadership Model.

Retreat 2: 'Creating from Other'

Building on the powerful learning and self-awareness from the first residential retreat, you will become more aware of the different ways people learn and adapt. Fostering the ability to perceive and build on strengths inherent in others, you will be able to create powerful alliances and achieve mutual goals. You will experience opportunities to create 'in the moment' and discover how to work collaboratively, with new levels of trust and personal responsibility.

Homework: 1. Co-Active Leader-in-practice assignments, offered every two weeks, to expand capacity and ability to create from other, based on the work done in Retreat 2 and on the Level IV Leadership Model.  2. A collaborative project will be co-designed and delivered with another Leadership program participant prior to retreat three.

Retreat 3: 'Creating from Nothing'

Equipped with a powerful new understanding of yourself and others, this leadership training challenges you to become fully present. You will become even more mindful of your influence on others, learn how to create your desired impact, and begin to take responsibility for that impact in all aspects of your life. You will learn to read and incorporate feedback in the moment, how to deal with distractions, use various techniques for adjusting the impact of timing and pacing, and to respond authentically to what's happening in the present environment.

Homework: 1. Co-Active Leader-in-practice assignments, offered every two weeks, to enhance ability to read the energy in the "space" and to become more aware of one's impact, based on the work done in Retreat 3 and on the Level IV Leadership Model.  2. A Leadership "Quest", developed over the span of the entire program, will have either been completed or will be in development by the beginning of retreat four. The Leadership Quest will be shared with the rest of the Leadership program tribe at retreat four.

Retreat 4: 'Creating from Everything'

The final residential retreat of the Co-Active Leadership Program adds valuable new material about intentionally creating the impact you desire. You learn to work with and create from chaos while being fully present, authentically self-expressed, and responsible for your impact. This level of leadership development demands resourcefulness, clear intention, and breaking through self-limiting beliefs. As you learn to accept everything in the 'Co-Active dance,' conflict and tension become energizing forces for lifelong change. By the conclusion of retreat four, you will be ready to assume new responsibilities and leadership roles in your life and your profession while having a consistently positive impact on the world.