Courage & Renewal Programs

 

We are here not only to transform the world but also to be transformed.

— Parker J Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

CRA - smallCourage & Renewal® retreats provide opportunities, individually and in community, for personal and professional insight and growth. They give individuals time to reflect and re-charge; focus on pressing work and life questions; support others’ personal and professional development; celebrate gifts and acknowledge limitations; practice deep listening; and find the courage to live in congruence with their values, sustain professional integrity, and help their communities do the same.

All Courage & Renewal® programs offered by WholeHearted are grounded in the Circle of Trust® approach. To learn more about the Principles and Practices of this approach, click here.

WholeHearted director, Greg Sunter, is a retreat facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal.

The following retreats, offered by WholeHearted, are regularly offered as ‘open to the public’ experiences.

Courage to Lead®

Courage To Lead is a program for leaders from all walks of life and those who aspire to leadership. The aim of the program is to help leaders sustain and renew their passion, enthusiasm and commitment to leadership and to the communities they serve. Find out more …

Courage to Teach®

Courage To Teach (CTT) is a program of stand-alone retreats or retreat series for the personal and professional renewal of educators. Find out more …

The Heart of the Teacher

Caring, competent, and energised teachers are the indispensable ingredient in school success, and honouring them and renewing their passion strengthens every effort to improve teaching, learning, and the human connectedness essential to education. This one day program serves as an introduction to the Courage to Teach® program and invites both beginning and experienced teachers to explore the heart of their teaching. Find out more …

Courage to Care

Designed specifically for those engaged in caring professions and community organisations, Courage to Care is a stand-alone retreat or series of retreats for personal and professional renewal. The retreat program offers an opportunity to explore the principles and practices of Courage and Renewal work and the Circle of Trust® approach. It provides an invitation to renew and reconfirm the passion, enthusiasm and commitment that those in caring professions bring to the communities they serve. Find out more…

The Journey Toward an Undivided Life

The Journey Toward an Undivided Life is a stand-alone retreat program that offers an introduction to the principles and practices of Courage and Renewal work and the Circle of Trust® approach. It is designed for people from all walks of life who feel the separation in how they spend their days from their true selves, their gifts, and the work that brings them alive. Find out more…

Weaving Wisdom

Weaving Wisdom is a stand-alone, ‘second level’ retreat for those who have already experienced a Courage and Renewal retreat. We devote time to exploring the meaning of wisdom and discerning its shy presence. In the safe and respectful company of one another, we continue the patient and creative work of weaving this deeper truth into the fabric of our daily living. Find out more…

Let Your Life Speak

Let Your Life Speak is a guided reading and discussion program offered as a six-session series offered on a weekly, or monthly, basis. It is an excellent introduction to the writing of Parker Palmer and a very accessible form of small group and individual formation or personal development. The programs explores Palmer’s book, Let Your Life Speak, with chapter by chapter reflection using the principles and practices of Courage and Renewal work. Find out more…

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Upcoming Events

Jan
24
Tue
2017
all-day Circle of Trust Discussion Group @ Private home
Circle of Trust Discussion Group @ Private home
Jan 24 – Dec 19 all-day
Circle of Trust Discussion Group @ Private home
If we are willing to embrace the challenge of becoming whole, we cannot embrace it alone—at least, not for long: we need trustworthy relationships to sustain us, tenacious communities of support, to sustain the journey[...]
Apr
1
Sat
2017
all-day Series: Learning from the Seasons @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Series: Learning from the Seasons @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Apr 1 – Dec 9 all-day
Series: Learning from the Seasons @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Series description: This series of four one-day seasonal retreats provides time and space for personal and collective reflection. Discover your inner capacity to lead a more authentic, meaningful and resilient life. These programs will help you[...]
Nov
13
Mon
2017
8:30 am The Art of Skilled Facilitation @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
The Art of Skilled Facilitation @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm
The Art of Skilled Facilitation @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
The Program The Art of Skilled Facilitation is designed to prepare those in various leadership capacities to develop and facilitate groups. Using an experiential learning approach, the theory of adult learning forms the basis of[...]
Dec
9
Sat
2017
9:00 am Learning from Summer @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Learning from Summer @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Learning from Summer @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Program description: Summer is the season when all the promissory notes of autumn and winter and spring come due, and each year the debts are repaid with compound interest. In summer it is hard to[...]