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Thursday, January 21 - Saturday, January 23, 2016

Courage to Lead Retreat Series - Rediscovering the Heart of Health Care

As physicians, healthcare providers and leaders today, we face unprecedented stress and change. From every direction come fundamental questions about the future state of medicine. While the forces that challenge us are largely external, much of what can help us most may be found within — and is available in abundance. Come join others like yourself who want to explore new ways to sustain their passion for medicine.  Discover a new kind of professional development, one that deepens self-awareness and renews personal energy and vitality.

This Courage to Lead® retreat is based on the work of educator and author Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal, along with his colleague Diane Rawlins, RCRC Professional Partner, and RC Certified Practitioner.  You’ll learn practices to help you:

  • Strengthen your resilience and well-being with new tools that help you to reflect and act upon what matters most.

  • Create trustworthy relationships that lead to improved collaboration and effectiveness and help you feel more capable of dealing with difficult problems.

  • Use new approaches to listening and asking questions so that you can be more present with yourself, your patients and your colleagues.

  • Learn to manage the complexities and tensions between your work and the health care system without being overwhelmed by them.

Our best hope for an improved system of health care lies in developing authentic, compassionate and respectful leaders like you who can create alignment and a shared sense of purpose in the organizations where we work.

Find out about additional dates for this retreat and Register Online at  Continuing Medical Education credits are available.

Contact Diane Rawlins at

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