The woman-specific retreats called the new feminine arising, are based on a curriculum we call “From the roots of self care come the branches of meaningful action”. The retreat provides a new set of tools for developing a leadership style that not only benefits the participants themselves, but also benefits their work communities and the communities they live in.
The first day of the women’s leadership retreats focus on the concept of financial security and self-care as the foundation for all meaningful action. Financial security exercises help support participants in developing a financial roadmap and a new professional vision. The activities can be demanding in that they encourage the participants to challenge their own sense of value. Exercises include an ancestral storytelling and highly facilitated discussions related to these narratives. Through listening to the stories of others, participants witness a shared common experience of not only the participants at the retreat, but also the shared experience of humanity. As one retreat participant put it, “[This retreat] was a good reminder that we are all in this together.”
The second day of the women’s leadership retreat is all about action. The participants use the foundation that they learned on the first day to create a new professional plan for themselves. The curriculum provides unique tools for implementation, including model organizational policies from around the world, innovative leadership techniques, and comprehensive resource lists.