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Wisdom Quest for Leaders: a Retreat to Connect, Regenerate, and Create Impact

  • Garrison Institute Garrison, NY (map)

Now more than ever, business leaders and professionals are choosing to make financial, social and environmental accountability a priority at work and at home. Whether you are someone who is already an active part of this shift or looking for the inspiration and support to begin to take those first steps, Wisdom Quest for Leaders is about creating a foundation to help leaders implement change in their organization, industries, and/or communities.

Join like-minded business leaders and professionals at the beautiful Garrison Institute for two and a half days of group convening, peer-to-peer interactive activities, networking, discussions, gentle physical movement, relaxation, writing, contemplation, and time spent in nature during Hudson Valley's peak foliage color season. Conducted by leading experts, the goal of this journey is to share with you the tools to align your day-to-day performance and that of your organization with your socially conscious priorities.

As a business leader, you are in a unique position to effectuate significant change in your business and your community. Be inspired, create positive social impact, and inspire others!

Whether you are an entrepreneur, CEO, COO, impact investor, activist, public servant, director of a for-profit or nonprofit organization, or of an economic development agency, this retreat is for you.

Seven Reasons to Attend Wisdom Quest

Space is limited and attendees are curated. Tentative schedule is below.  
Location: Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY

If you are interested in this retreat to be offered in-house at your organization, please contact us.

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Tentative schedule - subject to change

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
3:00 - 5:00 PM - Arrival and Check-in
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Community Building Session: Group Introductions and Personal Expectations [Ajax & Myriam]
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Networking
6:30 - 7:30 PM - Dinner
7:30 - 9:30 PM - Leadership Progress: Developing Clarity and Purpose [Myriam & Tom]

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 AM - Introduction to Meditation [Theresa]
9:30 -10:30 AM - Conscious Communication and Deep Listening [Theresa]
10:30 - 10:45 AM - Break
10:45 - noon - Balancing Cooperation with Competition: The Best Path Forward [Melissa]
Noon - 1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 PM -  Nature Outing: Guided Mindful Hike (rain or shine) and Group Insights [Ajax & Myriam]
2:00 - 2:30 PM - Break
2:30 - 5:00 PM - Managing Group Dynamics: Moving from "Power Over" to "Power With" and "Power from Within" [Diana]
5:30 - 6:30 PM - Free time and networking
6:30 - 7:30 PM - Dinner
7:30 - until ? PM - True Confessions of Failure: Finding Strength in Vulnerability - Group convening and sharing around the bonfire (weather permitting or indoors circle) [team]

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Slow Yoga and Meditation [Theresa]
10:00 - 10:15 AM - Break
10:15 - noon - Visioning for Change: Mapping Your Purpose: Tools to Integrate the Insights of the Retreat to Everyday Life [Scott] Read about it here.
Noon - 1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 - 2:45 PM - Innovation and Leadership [Adam]
2:45 - 3:00 PM - Break
3:00 - 4:00 PM - Closing Circle
4:00 PM - Depart


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