Participants of the program will come together for a 5 day retreat in Melbourne at the beautiful Edmund Rice Retreat and Spirituality Centre â€˜Amberleyâ€™ situated on a bend of the Yarra River in Lower Plenty. In an inspiring interfaith environment, participants will form a community of practice and together study the art of nonviolent leadership in ways that will deepen their leadership potential and expand their capacity to make vital contributions to their community and the world.
A team of highly skilled, richly experienced and deeply spiritual facilitators will guide participants through a 5 day retreat
- The Inner and Outer Journey of Nonviolent Leadership
- The Tool-Kit For Nonviolent Leadership
Participants will receive intellectual, emotional and spiritual nourishment as they engage in a daily rhythm that will include time for: transformative course content, spiritual practices, journaling, artisticexpression, shared meals, silence, small and large interfaith group sharing and the development of practical toolkits for nonviolent leadership.
A significant aspectÂ will be applied learning via a community project developed by each participant in his or her individual faith community. Â Members of the project team will provide supervision and mentoring as required throughout this time.
Effective leadership can only emerge from, and be sustained by, a foundation of self-understanding. Without an awareness of the light and shadow that drive our unique personalities we unconsciously repeat the myth of redemptive violence that is dominant in our culture. (Brendan McKeague and George Trippe)