New! Inspiring Emerging Vision: An Inward Journey in the Mountains of Montana
Facilitated by Jackie Stevenson (Spirit of Leadership)
Prepare to make a positive difference in your life
and the lives of others.
Join the adventure listening intuitively from within, engaging in generative dialogue, learning from the interconnectivity of nature, opening to a future that wants to emerge for yourself and your organizations and being there to greet it.
Discovering the spirit of the wild we regain the passion of our wild-at-heart human spirit. Exploring the majestic wilderness around us and within us we discover more of the beauty and majesty of humanity.
In indigenous culture the wilderness is called “the place where life begins.” The wilderness embodies and reveals insights to help us move beyond our habitual thought, limiting perceptions, and behavior patterns. It is the place where fear of the future and a deeper lived experience of authenticity and presencing exists.
As we experience nature, an increased awareness to our own inner world of personal existence expands to a new form of connection to our self, others, and the environment surrounding us.
Experiences in the wilderness challenge us sufficiently to disorient what is familiar and to enable breakthrough thinking. Nature in this sense is the ultimate teacher of living systems. As part of that living system, we can learn to see beyond individual parts to the beauty, patterns, and complexity of the whole.
Engaging SoL Principles
We will draw from and incorporate SoL principles - one of which is aligning with nature - as well as practices and learning tools developed by Peter Senge, Arawana Hayashi, Otto Scharmer.
Who Should Attend
In This Program You Will
Engaging the Collective
Integrating daily practices of meditation, reflection, journaling, movement and stillness, we will rebalance our inner world to be more in harmony with our outer world. Through community wisdom gatherings, alone time, coaching, and dialogue circles we will explore our inner self from deep within. We will grant ourselves permission to relax, revitalize, and have fun.
Inquiring of ourselves and each other we will challenge ourselves to ask,” What is my/our calling and purpose? How can we live with meaning and balance?" We will surface the questions that we don’t yet know to ask and bring forth our visions.
Preparing ourselves to make a positive difference with the wisdom of the collective as a guide by reconnecting with our inner knowing, our primal instincts, and our natural compassion.
Observing and interacting with horses in their herd and natural setting provides a lived experience for you to develop authentic presence, deepen the quality of the inner place from which you operate, and expand your capacity to be more congruent, consistent, and successful in your actions.
In the quiet presence of horses, we can learn to listen deeply to ourselves and to others - responding to our world more courageously, compassionately and consciously. Horses offer us the opportunity to learn to communicate effectively through body language, emotional intelligence and common "sense"-ability. We learn to pay more attention to non-verbal communication and to our relationship to “herds” through physical, social and relational space.
Your home for the program, Blacktail Ranch, is comfortable guest ranch located on 8,000 acres of wilderness in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at the base of the continental divide. You will be surrounded by mountains, fields and forest with a pristine river running through and a herd of horses running free. The land is sacred and rich in archeological sites including an extensive five-mile bear cave system dating back to the last ice age, an ancient sun wheel, and medicine wheel that will inform our quest for answers.
Lodging and Transportation
Room rates vary from $175 to $225 per night depending on single or double occupancy, cabin or ranch house, and include three healthy meals daily. You may choose to rent a car or transportation can be arranged for you from Great Falls airport at a cost of $100 each way. The ranch is approximately 75 minutes away from the airport.
Meet Retreat Facilitators & Guides, Jackie and Herb Stevenson
Jackie Stevenson is the founder of the Spirit of Leadership. Using nature inspired principles, she works with executives and executive teams to discover their shared desired for generative dialogue and a relational field. She is adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Social of Applied Social Sciences and the Weatherhead School of Management Executive Education program. Jackie is on the post graduate faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.
Cleveland Clinic, VitaMix, Erikson Manufacturing, Cleveland Public School System, Case Western Reserve University, and others.
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