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Public Retreats

Our public retreats take some of our most requested content from our work with groups and organizations, and make them available to a broader audience. Upon completing a one-day retreat, participants will leave with both theoretical frameworks and concrete resources to support their work within their community.

Three times a year we offer four different public retreats on 1) Liberatory Facilitation, 2) Conflict Analysis, and 3) Harm Systems Design and 4) Power & Consent In Decision Making. Our public retreats take some of our most requested content from our work with groups and organizations, and make them available to a broader audience. Upon completing a one-day retreat, participants will leave with both theoretical frameworks and concrete resources to support their work within their community.

Before each retreat, participants will learn about our values, community agreements and harm response systems, have an opportunity to introduce themselves to their fellow students, and to submit questions to inform the facilitation and direction of the live event. At the conclusion of each retreat, participants will receive a list of additional resources and are invited to submit a personal artifact or reflection to the group to reflect on and share their learning. Additionally, optional personal or group coaching can be added to any retreat to support in personalizing and applying the learnings.

 

On access: these retreats are virtual, offered in English with closed captions. Written and captioned video materials to prepare will be shared in advance. Upon registration, participants will fill out a survey to share access needs. If we cannot meet those needs, we will reach out and offer a refund and alternate options. Please ask any further questions in the comments here, via direct message, or by emailing bluelight.academy@timetospringup.org

 

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Private Retreats

Interested in booking a private retreat for your group of 10+? Fill out our current "Collaborate with us!" form to express your interest and a member of our team will be in contact with you for booking.

The Liberatory Facilitation retreat is structured around the questions, “What does it take to be free together? And, what is the role of the facilitator / educator in supporting that freedom?” The daylong retreat is great for anyone who facilitates learning experiences, whether they are teachers, trainers, community accountability facilitators, or leaders. Through dismantling notions of what ‘should’ happen in facilitated spaces and how people ‘should’ learn, participants learn skills to lead people and spaces towards differentiation and self-directed learning

Liberatory Facilitation

The Conflict Analysis retreat is a six-hour event for organizers, leaders, mediators, coaches, therapists, and more--anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding and analysis skills of conflict. Within the retreat, participants will examine fictional scenarios and engage with tools to support empathy building, understand and map power dynamics, investigate the scale of the harm, and discuss the choice points available throughout the conflict.

Conflict Analysis

Harm is pervasive in communities and institutions, how an organization responds to the harm is its accountability in action. The one day Harm Systems Design retreat is great for organizational leaders, people from Human Resources or community accountability teams or entrepreneurs thinking about how to create systems in their endeavors. 

Harm Systems Design

This 3 hour retreat is great for anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of power and skills of consent based decision making. Within the retreat, participants will examine how both formal and informal power show up in our lives and unpack the 3 core steps to consent based decision making including internal consent, decision making tools, and communication skills.

Power & Consent In Decision Making

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