Catalyst™ is great entry into the LeaderShape® community. It is a one-day program focused on learning to develop your own authentic path, connect to groups and causes you care about, and commit to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you’re part of.
You’ll consider powerful questions that move you towards action.
In small-group dialogue, large group interaction, and personal reflection, you’ll learn alongside others who also want to start something extraordinary.
Catalyst is a day that is designed to meet participants where they are
as they explore their leadership potential. The curriculum will do that in
the following ways:
Engage in learning. Showing up is only part of participating. Participants will
challenge themselves to do something different to help their learning. If they are
often the one speaking up, we will encourage them listen more. If they tend to
wait before engaging, we’ll encourage them to jump right in the middle and
take a risk. Bottom line, we do not want them to wait for learning to happen.
Catalyst will be about taking ownership of their learning and what they can
accomplish in community with others.
Connect with ideas and people. Participants will have time to get to know other
people and listen to their thoughts. It is rare to have the space to connect with
other people and what they truly care about in the world. The Catalyst
curriculum creates a community that welcomes that opportunity.
Craft YOUR story. Where have you been? Who are you? What labels have you
adopted that help tell your story? We are constantly writing our life’s story. We
will take some time to think about what stories participants have learned along
the way and how they have developed. When we tell our story, we allow others
to see us in a different way. We also make it a little easier for them to tell their
story. Let’s have courage and be brave together to share stories and listen to
the stories of others.
Expand YOUR perspective. If you continue to do what you have always done, you
can’t really expect different results. Catalyst will challenge participants to think
out of the box. Ask “why” more often. Quietly reflect on their choices and the
path they have taken so far … and then look farther. We do not know
everything we think we know. Catalyst will encourage participants to engage
curiosity and remain open to a different way of seeing the world.
The Institute is a 6-day or 4 day off-site retreat, provides participants the opportunity for self-discovery, self-reflection and feedback in a community of approximately 60 peers. Not a typical leadership retreat, the Institute is grounded in helping individuals identify the values they hold that lead to making a difference in the communities around them. Through self-assessment, intensive small group discussions, team building challenges, and more, participants will develop a vision for something they care about. By leading with passion, integrity, and a healthy disregard for the impossible, participants explore who they are and the impact that they want to have on communities working towards a more caring, just and equitable society.