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Mindful Leader Retreat - Fall 2021

Learning to Lead with Compassion: A Mindful Leadership Retreat

The Mindful Leader Fall Retreat is a 3-day introduction and overview of the concepts and practices of mindful leadership, the Mindful Mindset, contemplative practices, and peace leadership.

This offsite, all-inclusive retreat offers participants a wide range of transformative experiences and activities, including creative writing, art and poetry workshops, yoga and meditation sessions, mindfulness, social justice and leadership-related small group discussions, along with other contemplative practices and activities.

The retreat is open to all BLI members that have completed the BLI Leadership Lab (ALA 170/175) and those currently enrolled in BLI's Foundations of Leadership course (ALA 175).

The retreat is held at the Holley Family Village Retreat Center, situated on 214 acres in the quiet woodlands in the Irish Hills of Michigan, overlooking beautiful Vineyard Lake.

Transportation, catered meals and lodging (onsite) are provided to all participants.

When: October 15-18, 

Where: De Sales Center, Brooklyn, Michigan 

Application: Closes October 3 at 11:59 pm

Questions: Contact Elizabeth Rohr,

Applicants should

  • Have completed ALA 170/175 Leadership Lab, or be currently enrolled in ALA 175 Foundations in Leadership.
  • Have an interest in mindfulness and leadership learning
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be able to attend all three days of the retreat (Oct 15-18, 2021). We will return to Weiser Hall by 12pm on Oct 18.
  • Be able to provide your own transportation/ride should an unexpected situation arise unrelated to the retreat.

Applicants, please answer the following questions (1-2 paragraphs each):

  • Tell us why you would like to attend the BLI Mindful Leader Fall retreat.
  • Do you have any prior exposure to or experience with mindfulness and contemplative practices? If yes, what kind of experience/exposure and when? (Prior experience is not a requirement to apply or attend the retreat.)

Application and related materials should be submitted by Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 11:59pm as a PDF with the naming convention “BLI Mindful Leader Retreat-Applicant Name”