Program Tasters and Samplers


There is in all visible things…a hidden wholeness.

— Thomas Merton

The following programs are available to provide a ‘taste’ or ‘sample’ of the fuller, live-in retreat experiences based on the Courage and Renewal principles and practices.

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…

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 …

Workshop and Seminar topics

  • Let Your Life Speak
  • Clarifying purpose and integrity through an ongoing inner journey
  • Applying deep listening and asking honest, open questions
  • Holding paradox and tensions in the face of complexity and uncertainty
  • Building trustworthy relationships in school communities
  • Appreciating the value of “otherness”
  • Growing capacity through the seasons and cycles of personal and professional change
  • Introduction to DISC Advanced – understanding and communicating with colleagues

Contact Us to discuss your particular needs.



See also our consultancy and facilitation options for DISC Advanced®.



Upcoming Events

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
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