The Program

Using a combination of experiential activities and conversation, we will explore how the arts can strengthen our skill as coaches, enriching our sense of ourselves, and broadening our perspectives.

The Setting
The program is held outside Poitiers, France, at the lovely Chateau de St. Julien, whose history dates from the 12th Century.

The setting plays an important role in our time together. Evocative, yet grounding, the chateau’s old stones carry traces of the building’s history: as a noble’s estate, a nun’s convent, and – at the turn of the 21st century – an artists’ community. We will benefit from this legacy, as we create our own learning community, turning our attention to what is unfolding in and among us.

The chateau is sited on a 55-acre walled estate, containing gardens, fields, and forest, in the quiet village of St. Julien l’Ars, in the Poitou-Charente region of France, south of the Loire Valley. Lodging is in the chateau. Most meals are provided family style in the 18th century dining room.