St. Anthony’s Retreat Center (Oahu, Hawai’i)
St. Anthony Retreat Center is sponsored and operated by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary as a not for profit center.
We welcome those who wish to renew themselves spiritually at a place of peace, quiet and calm. Across our 112-acre property there are lush outdoor walkways amidst Hawaiian gardens, hill-side Stations of the Cross, and a meditation grotto, giving you a contemplative backdrop for self-exploration.
We receive all those whose philosophy and spirituality are harmonious with that of St. Anthony Retreat Center.See more events in this venue
Do you wish you had time to slow down and reflect on the meaning of your work?
Do you feel the need to recommit to your values and passions?
Do you want to explore practices that cultivate the heart and soul of your leadership?
Discover how to cultivate your inner capacity to lead a more authentic, meaningful and engaged life. We’ll help you find the clarity and courage to bring your true self to your life’s work.
This summer, JOIN US for Sustaining the Courage to Lead: A Courage & Renewal ® Retreat, an opportunity to get in touch with your inner wisdom, replenish the wellspring of your service, and learn how Circle of Trust principles can help you live and work wholeheartedly.
This Courage to Lead® program focuses on:
- Renewing a sense of vocation
- Providing an opportunity to reconnect to your profession, by identifying and honoring your gifts and strengths
- Creating a context for careful listening and deep connection that honors diversity in person and profession
- Creating a safe and trustworthy space for dialogue with other dedicated professionals
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Teachers, principals, and other educators; clergy and lay leaders and others serving spiritual communities, members of the healing professions; community and nonprofit leaders and all others who desire to sustain their “courage to serve” are welcomed to join us. This retreat is designed for both experienced Circle of Trust® participants as well as those who may be attending for the first time. We welcome all participants with the spirit of Aloha. Please join us for what we know will be an enriching and transformational experience.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE RETREAT?
At the beautiful St. Anthony's Retreat Center, nestled in the hillside of the Kalihi Valley on Oahu, skilled facilitators help create a safe, quiet, and disciplined space – a circle of trust – in which the noise within us and around us can subside and we can begin to hear our own inner voice. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, we will explore the intersection of our personal and vocational lives, making use of stories from our own journeys, and insights from poets, story tellers, and various wisdom traditions.
Space is limited to 25 participants, register early with a $100 deposit to reserve your spot!
MEET YOUR FACILITATORS:
Joanne Cooper, PhD, has been a Courage & Renewal facilitator since 2007, leading retreats for educators, clergy, and non-profit leaders in Hawai’i. She is a professor emeritus from the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education at UH Mānoa, where she was awarded both a teaching and a graduate mentoring award from the university. She has taught learners of all ages and has been teaching for over 30 years, with experience in the public schools, in community colleges and at the University of Hawai’i, where she taught from 1990 until her retirement in 2011. She is excited about working with Rikki and Jeff to continue to grow Courage work in Hawai’i.
Jeff Creswell has been facilitating Circles of Trust® retreats since 2000 for clergy and congregational leaders, educators and cross-professional groups. He was a classroom teacher in Portland, Oregon for 32 years, and is an educational consultant sharing the Scottish Storyline method with educators. He is a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral where he sings in the choir. He and his wife, Caryl enjoy spending time with their blended family of eight children and three grandchildren. Jeff’s first wife grew up on Oahu and he has been coming to both Oahu and the Big Island with his family for over thirty years.
Rikki Mitsunaga participated in her first Courage to Teach® retreat in 2006 and is excited to be a part of the 2013 Courage & Renewal® facilitator cohort. Rikki lived in England and South Korea for 10 years, and traveled widely throughout Asia, Canada, and Europe while working within higher education for over 25 years. In 2013, she received UH Mānoa’s Pākela Outstanding Academic Advisor of the Year award. She earned her MPA from the University of Oklahoma and a MEd from UH Mānoa, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Administration.
For more program information, contact Joanne Cooper, 808-292-0543 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1997 the Center for Courage and Renewal, through its national network of over two hundred facilitators, has created a unique retreat-based approach to renewing personal identity, professional integrity, and vocational vitality for people in the helping professions.
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Courage & Renewal programs offer a profound experience of our time-tested Circle of Trust® approach — as described in Parker J. Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness: Journey Toward an Undivided Life. Founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, Palmer was named in 2011 an Utne Reader Visionary, one of “25 people who are changing your world.” See more photos and other events by this presenter