Options for Whole Staff


Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks – we will also find our path of authentic service in the world.

— Parker J Palmer, Let Your Life Speak

WholeHearted offers a variety of retreat and reflection experiences designed to build culture and nurture the person of those who work in education settings.

Program options include:

  • Building a Culture of integrity and authenticity (see below)
  • Leading Together: Building a Community of Leaders (see below)
  • The Journey Toward an Undivided Life – Retreat Program (see below)
  • Stand-alone Courage to Teach® retreats that are open to the public and open to all who identify with the role of ‘teacher’
  • Stand-alone live-in retreat for staff from a variety of schools across a region, a network or a system
  • A retreat series of 2, 3 or 4 retreats to maximise the impact of the retreat process for teachers (ideal for a system or region of schools)
  • Stand-alone live-in retreat for staff from a single school
  • One-Day reflection program for staff of a single school or for schools across a region or system
  • Stand-alone workshop sessions as part of a conference program or professional learning day (see below)
  • Introduction to DISC Advanced® – understanding and communicating with colleagues

Contact Us to discuss how WholeHearted can support your school or system needs.


WholeHearted director, Greg Sunter, also has extensive qualifications and experience in Religious Education, Theology and formation of staff in a religious context. If desired, programs and retreats can be grounded in a religious or spiritual context, incorporating prayer experiences and theological content. See more about programs offered within a faith-based context.


Building a Culture of integrity and authenticity

Ideal for a staff development or professional learning day, WholeHearted can tailor-make a series of experiential activities to get your staff talking to each other, reflecting on the ‘who’ in what they do and building up the skills of listening to one another and asking open and honest questions. Contact us to discuss your particular needs.

Leading Together: Building a Community of Leaders

Beginning with a residential program and then followed up by single day workshops and small group or one-to-one consultation, Leading Together helps to build a shared culture of leading with authenticity in your school community. Contact us to discuss your particular needs.

The Journey Toward an Undivided Life – Retreat Program

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 ideal for a whole of staff retreat or for office/support staff. Retreat programs open to the public are offered at regular times but WholeHearted can also provide programs for a single school or across a group of schools as required. Find out more… or Contact us to discuss your particular needs.

Workshops / Seminars / Conferences

Greg is a skilled presenter and facilitator of group processes. He has a particular talent for leading groups through interactive experiences, individual reflection and quality sharing in small and whole group feedback.

Workshops or seminar presentations provide a ‘taster’ or ‘sampler’ of the more extensive programs offered by WholeHearted.

Potential topics for workshops / presentations include:

  • 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

However, Contact Us to discuss your organisation’s particular needs.


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