Program Description: Wayfinding: Navigating in Wild Seas
As leaders, we are all wayfinders. Finding our way and navigating complexity relies on our inner resource of knowledge and intuition. The traditional navigational practices of oceanic wayfinding provide insights and skills that are vital in uncertain times of dynamic change and flux: when we are far off any known map and the future path is confusing.
Wayfinding knowledge is especially needed when facing a time of profound change, like now at this moment of a global pandemic and social disruption. It is also true that we need to know how to wayfind when we are in a time of any personal or professional transition: a time of grief, a restless longing for change, a new challenging role, the failure of a life work, a fast approaching or recent retirement, health difficulties, the losses of aging, or the end of a relationship.
In this online leadership program, we will be informed by the Circle of Trust® set of practices. We will seek to renew our capacity for wisdom and for greater courage in an inclusive, safe, and disciplined space: a ‘solitude in community’. We will creatively explore wayfinding leadership using the practices of storytelling, evocative readings, visual images, inner reflection, guided meditations, and facilitated discussion.
Mentored by the community activist, intellectual, and writer Parker J. Palmer, Dan serves as an international freelance speaker, workshop facilitator and leadership consultant in various contexts and communities. In recent years, his workshops and programs have taken him to China, Central America , throughout Canada and the U.S, and on sailboats and hiking trails. His learning has taken him several times to Hawai’i and to learn from traditional wayfinders on the islands. As co-founder of the intentional community, RareBirds Housing Co-operative, he has a passion for exploring alternative living, innovative housing, and a more sustainable relationship to the land. Dan is an Anglican priest, serves as a Spiritual Coordinator in a local faith community, has run for public office, and managed a zoo! He was born, raised and lives in the unceded and traditional territory of the Secwépemc people (Kamloops, British Columbia); his ancestors have been ranchers, loggers, and government employees in the valley for three generations.
Dates and Times (two sessions – choose only one):
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:00 am – noon
Friday, January 15, 2021 9:00 am – noon
Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday, January 22, 2021 9:00 am – noon
Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:00 am – noon
Spaces are limited, so don’t delay! Registration (by completing the form below) and payment are due by the end of November.
Optional Fee Waiver – We raise scholarship funds to make our alumni programming cost-accessible for all our alumni who want to participate. And if you want to be there, we want you there. So when you register, please request a fee waiver if that is necessary for you to feel able to participate.
Cancellations – We encourage you to keep your commitment to yourself to attend, like you did when you were in the original retreat series. But if for some reason you do need to withdraw after January 1st, please be aware that $150 may be kept as a non-refundable deposit to help cover our costs. Thank you for your understanding.