Unlock Joyous & Effective Leadership

Change yourself, your community, and the world.

Concrete Skills

Learn and practice key skills, like having difficult conversations, dealing with stress and challenging emotions, partnering with others across issue areas, and planning for large and small projects.

Space to Slow Down

Allow yourself to be completely present and focused on connecting with yourself and your work, while in a caring, supportive community, and a beautiful, relaxing natural setting.

Supportive Community

You are not alone. Connect deeply with people in your movement, in other issue areas, even outside of the nonprofit sector, and leave with a new definition of community.

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Training Details

Each section of the training focuses on one of Rockwood’s 6 core practices. Through guided meditation, small group exercises, games, and deep reflection, you’ll be introduced to each, and learn ways to bring them into to your daily life:

“I’m not an executive director. Can I attend the Art of Leadership?”

The word leader is traditionally associated with executives and manager, but at Rockwood, everyone is a leader. The ability to inspire and align others is essential in every role, and at every level.

That’s why our trainings are open to anyone who’s interested in deepening and strengthening their leadership skills. The only pre-requisites are a willingness to step out of your comfort zone, to give and receive feedback on their strengths and blind spots, and to learn with and from others.

Issue-Focused Trainings

Experience the Art of Leadership with a leaders working in specific issue areas:

Women in Racial Justice & Human Rights

For women* leaders engaged in racial justice issue areas like reproductive justice, education, immigrant rights, environmental justice, and indigenous communities.

UPCOMING

December 11-15, 2017

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Leaders in Racial Justice & Human Rights

For leaders committed to racial justice and human rights in their work, and/or have a racial justice framework in their advocacy, philanthropy, or organizing.

UPCOMING

April 23-27, 2018

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Philanthropic Leaders

For foundation executives & board members, program officers, donors, corporate sponsors, and other leaders leveraging financial resources for social good.

UPCOMING

February 19-23, 2018

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* trans, cis, and gender-nonconforming women, and nonbinary individuals.

Agenda

The Art of Leadership is more like a retreat than a training. It unfolds over 5 days in a beautiful, natural setting, with all meals and snacks taken care of so you can focus completely on yourself and your leadership.

3:00 – 6:00 PM Introductions & Overview of Program
6:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 PM Overview of Purpose as the foundation of leadership
10:00 PM Quiet Time
7:45 – 8:45 AM Breakfast
8:45 – 12:45 PM Overview of Vision: Communicating our vision as leaders, presentation, listening and feedback skills
12:45 – 2:15 PM  Lunch
2:15 – 6:15 PM
Vision continued, and Overview of Performance: 360-degree feedback assessment review and analysis; action planning on survey results
6:15 – 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 – 9:15 PM
Performance continued: Group team building skill development; Team Performance Survey Team/organizational assessment and analysis; developin gskills to develop highly-functioning teams
10:00 PM Quiet time
7:45 – 8:45 AM Breakfast
8:45 – 12:45 PM
Overview of Resilience and emotional intelligence: Creating results as a leader through managing leadership posture and monitoring impact; Taking responsibility for managing state of being
12:45 – 3:15 PM Lunch and Long break
3:15 – 6:30 PM Overview of Partnership: Exploring the intersections between personal and collaborative power, active listening, social identity storytelling, and authentic dialogue as they relate to effective leadership
6:30 – 7:30 PM Dinner
10:00 PM Quiet time
8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 12:15 PM Overview of Personal Ecology
12:15 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 6:00 PM Partnership continued: Courageous Conversations and Collaborative Conversations
6:00 – 7:15 PM Dinner
7:15 – 8:30 PM Group Activity
8:30 – 10:00 PM Party!
8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 12:40 AM Revisiting Vision and Leading Forward, Closing Circle
1:00 PM Lunch

Testimonials

Rockwood helped me put a voice on the kind of leader I am and want to be.

Xiomara CorpeñoCapacity-Building Organizer, Groundswell Fund

Rockwood does more than train leaders, it transforms the lives of those committed to transform the world.

Mahsea EvansYouth and Young Adults Ministries Director, St. Mark's United Methodist Church

Just getting your body into a seat at Rockwood feels like an incredible step forward.

Wendy LevyExecutive Director, NAMAC

I feel more confident in my abilities as a leader, and am making course adjustments in communicating with colleagues.

Carlos SandovalPresident, Camino Bluff Productions

Ready to become a more joyous & effective leader?

Questions? Contact Teresa Trinh at (510) 251-2500 ext. 116, or training@rockwoodleadership.org.