circle of trust©  retreats

In partnership with the Center for Courage & Renewal, inspired by the work of Parker J. Palmer, WholeHeart & Vermont Courage Programs offers seasonal Circles of Trust, by trained C&R facilitators.

From one-day introductions, 3-4 day retreats, and a year-long seasonal cohort, Circles of Trust invite reflection and alignment of soul and role.  Please see our events page to register for specific programs. 

Yearly offerings include: 

year-long vermont Courage Cohort

  • 2017-2018: November 9-11, 2017; February 8-10, 2018; May 10-12, 2018; & August 9-11, 2018  

Given the group size, there is an application for the cohort.  Contact info@wholeheartinc.org for more information.

Seasonal Retreats:

FAll:

  • Autumn Harvest: seeds & sustanance October 18-20, 2017: Burlington, Vt

Winter:

  • Winter's Gift: Rekindling the Light Within: january 24-26, 2018: burlington, vt

Spring:

  • Transitions: March 21-23, 2018: burlington, VT

Summer:

  • Courage EArth on hurricane island, maine: Dates TBA

  • Courage to Lead Summer Institute: for school leaders, Maine: Dates TBA  

 

 

 

Vermont Courage Cohort ~ gathering seasonally since 2001!

Vermont Courage Cohort ~ gathering seasonally since 2001!

Creating connection in community & nature

Creating connection in community & nature

Island nourishment ~ lunch, conversation, sun, sea & shade.

Island nourishment ~ lunch, conversation, sun, sea & shade.

Fire & Ice: exploring the paradoxes of the seasons together.

Fire & Ice: exploring the paradoxes of the seasons together.

Connection

Connection

Reflection

Reflection

Community

Community

intergenerational Leadership Exchanges

Cross-generational wisdom sharing enables us to weave our work into a richer, stronger tapestry. Using a workshop model initiated by the Berrett-Koehler Foundation, the Leadership Exchange brings together intergenerational leaders from a variety of fields and backgrounds for a day-long think-tank in which to exchange ideas, inspiration, and practical means for addressing today's most critical concerns. 

autumn Exchange: leadership Grounded in place

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Greensboro, VT

spring Exchange: 

April 2018: Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Greensboro, VT

Read about our recent Leadership Exchange in the Stories & News Section. 

community Conversations

democracy circles

Based on Parker Palmer's Healing the Heart of Democracy, Democracy Circles use two techniques to support dialogue across differing political views: Open & Honest Questions and Habits of the Heart.  WholeHeart is supporting a cohort of concerned citizens to host Democracy Circles in communities across Vermont.  Locations will posted in September.  

 

Hope reimagined

A wholehearted exploration inspired by the book, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett, Host of On Being, a Peabody Award-Winning Public Radio Conversation.  Free & open to the public, Hope Reimagined  is an opportunity to experience our WholeHeart approach to connecting through reflection and conversation.

Pilot serices held in Greensboro, summer 2017.  Additional Community Conversation locations are being explored.  Be in touch if you would like to host one in your community.

 

 


You can start this work right now, at home, by exploring our Practices page!