The Touchstone program is the result of the Center for Courage & Renewal’s 25 years of experience delivering programs and practices that have given thousands of leaders deep insight into the inner landscape of their leadership—the foundation for courageous and authentic leadership in work and life.
What to expect
The Touchstone program is highly experiential by design. The program takes place over six months, combining in-person retreats, interim practice opportunities and virtual / online coaching between sessions. The interim period between gatherings serves as a real-time training opportunity, allowing participants to test new behaviors and practices with the support of peers and a faculty coach. In both retreats we work in whole-group, small-group and individual settings, and participants meet with the same cohort of executives in each of the two retreats. The program is led by faculty with extensive organizational and corporate experience.
The retreats focus on the Trusted Leaders aspect of the Touchstone program, exploring one’s personal leadership and developing trustworthy and influential leadership. The Trusted Leaders program experience will include:
Program Fees for the Midwest Pilot
The following fees cover the entire program, including both retreats.
Events at Seasons, the Fetzer Institute's meeting facility, are convened in partnership with nonprofits, public agencies, universities, and other foundations and are by invitation only. These gatherings reflect the programmatic priorities of the Institute and are consistent with its mission and values.
Seasons is a meeting facility where guests come together in dialogue to identify strategies, create solutions, and develop community. Architecturally designed as a place for retreat and renewal as well as a space for community and conversation, the facility offers many opportunities for inward reflection and outward engagement.
Seasons includes a meeting house, 24 individual lodging units, a group dining room, a shared living room and other informal gathering spaces. The structures that comprise Seasons were designed with materials from the Great Lakes basin and with as little impact on the surrounding woods as possible.
To receive the full benefit of this program, participants are expected to join both retreats and monthly coaching opportunities.