Alumni Messenger

03/05/2010

Saybrook Alumna and Board of Trustees Member Renee Levi, PhD '03 Co-Directs Power of Place Initiative

Leadership Development at The Banff Centre, along with The Fetzer Institute’s Powers of Place Initiative, would like to invite you to participate in an intimate forum on Place-Based Leadership, which will explore the role of place in transformative leadership theory and practice.

The forum will be held at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada from May 9 -12, 2010.

To See Invitation Click Here.

The forum, Place-Based Leadership, will be an opportunity to come together to explore how our surroundings – place, space, and environment – can work with us as leaders to inspire and revitalize our organizations and communities. Although much has been discovered and shared about transformational leadership practice, place – the container in which we bring people together to do their work – has been largely overlooked. By connecting people like you in study, and in dialogue, enriched through an intimate experience of place, in glorious Banff and the Bow River Valley, we intend to deepen our understanding of leadership and collective wisdom by including the more invisible dimensions that contribute to transformation.

Our intention is that what we learn together during this May, 2010 forum, will be the basis for future programs and curricula that can help us as human beings reestablish our profound relationship with place for the benefit and future of both.

Faculty and staff from Leadership Development at The Banff Centre will join with Renee Levi and Michael Jones, of the Powers of Place Initiative, to seed the dialogue with new ideas and practices, and to facilitate the two and one half days we will have together. We will begin at dinner on Sunday, May 9th and end after breakfast on Wednesday, May 12th. As The Banff Centre is located in Canada, the fee for the retreat is $1500 CAD (approximately $1428 USD), and includes three nights’ accommodation at The Banff Centre, meals and instructional materials.

We hope you can join us for this unique experience. Please respond to Katrina Donald at The Banff Centre, katrina_donald@banffcentre.ca, to register for the forum. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:
Michael Jones michaeljones@rogers.com
Renee Levi renee@powersofplace.com
Sheryl Erickson SEErickskon@aol.com

You can visit our websites for more information about the sponsoring organizations, www.powersofplace.com and www.banffcentre.ca.

Posted at 01:08 PM

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