SAVE THE DATES: APRIL 27 – 30, 2008

Join us for a retreat and seminar in Central France, exploring the arts as a powerful path for coaching, self-reflection and renewal. Using the arts and the artistic process as a framework, we will expand our personal capacity to coach, identify the emerging context of coaching, and then carry these insights forward, initiating our unfolding visions for the future of our profession.

For coaches and organizational development professionals.

A Way to Connect

As anyone who has stood transfixed by a work of art knows, when we engage with the arts, we connect with something profound in us and in our world. We experience a relationship with ourselves, our shared humanity, and with what is even now emerging in us. The arts also inform us about the world, challenging us to see what is beyond our current perception.

In a time of chaotic change, developing this capacity to tap into inner knowing and emergent possibility is essential. Somewhere, right now, one of our clients is facing a world she does not understand. As our self knowledge improves, our capacity to see and respond to our clients expands. The arts provide us a powerful, and restorative, avenue for personal and professional growth.

An International Context

In a global context, today’s coach is an international coach. In exploring the arts and artistic process, we enrich our understanding of who we are in an interconnected world. In a spirit of non-judgmental discovery, we can see that our unique visions are embedded in a larger understanding. We confront our own assumptions about the world.

A Path Forward

We invite you join us for four days in a unique and very special setting. Using a combination of experiential activities and dialog, we will explore who we are as coaching professionals, and how our work (and our art) is evolving into the future.

April 27 – April 30, 2009. St. Julien l’Ars (Poitiers), France. Program delivered in English and French. Inquire for ICF credit.