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Courage to Lead Program for Educational Administrators

Date: February 6 2014 5:00pm - September 27 2014 11:30am Location: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Hwy Corbett, OR

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Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Hwy Corbett, OR

The Courage to Lead Program® for school administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, and other administrators) is a personal and professional renewal program that meets in a retreat setting. The program offers school leaders time and space to reflect on the complex, challenging, and changing The Courage to Lead Program for educational administrators is a personal and professional renewal program that meets in a retreat setting. The program offers school leaders the time and space to reflect on the complex, challenging, and changing dimensions of their leadership experiences. 

The Courage to Lead Program is designed to help leaders move beyond the “what” and “how” questions of leadership, to the “who” questions. It is rooted in the belief that effective leadership flows from the identity and integrity of the person. The program offers participants the opportunity to connect with colleagues who understand the importance and complexity of their lives as school leaders. The level of support from colleagues is often mentioned by past participants as an important factor in the ways in which they are able to bring a new level of insight and energy to their work. 

Questions? Please contact Sherri Carreker carreker@lclark.edu, Dawn Montgomery dawnm@lclark.edu, or Kevin Bacon kbacon@pps.k12.or.us.

Check out our Courage to Lead Sampler Weekend, October 10-11, to find out more about this program before committing to a full retreat cycle.

Retreat Cycle Details & Registration

Dates: Thursday-Saturday, February 6-8, April 24-26, Sunday-Tuesday, June 22-24, and Thursday-Saturday, September 25-27, 2014

Times: 5 p.m. Thursday (Sunday in June) - 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Tuesday in June)

Location: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Hwy Corbett, OR

Facilitators: Dawn Montgomery, Ed.D., Kevin Bacon, Sherri Carreker, M.Ed.

Credits and Fees

Credit: The February and April retreats can be taken for 2 semester hours of CAL credit, and the June and September retreats are offered for an additional 2 semester hours of CAL credit. 

The cost for credit is $1,408 for each 2 semester hour course, or a total of $2,816 for the entire retreat cycle. 

To register for credit please make a $100 deposit to reserve your space in the cycle. Registration and complete payment will occur at the first retreat.

Noncredit: The noncredit cost for the four retreat cycle is $1,960. A $100 deposit reserves your space. Participation in all four retreats is recommended, however you may register for the February and April retreats only, or just the June and September retreats. The cost for participation in two retreats is $980.

Register now for credit or noncredit

About the Facilitators

Dawn Montgomery’s 32 years in K-12 education supports her service to the professional development of leaders.  Her varied work experience include elementary and middle school teacher, middle and high school vice principal, high school principal, and district office director overseeing many district programs and initiatives including: alternative education, mathematics, counseling, high school diplomas, college prep, district equity team, grading and assessment, professional learning communities, etc.  She also serves as a Courage and Renewal facilitator and a trainer for Uniting to Understand Racism. 

Kevin Bacon - information coming soon

Sherri Carreker started her teaching career at a kindergarten and preschool program in Berlin, Germany. She continued her teaching career in elementary, middle, and high schools within the southeast United States. For 14 years she served as principal in an elementary school and a high school within North Carolina. Currently, Sherri serves as the Director for the Center for Community Engagement (CCE). 

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