Important Information for Your Upcoming
Leadership Development Training (Module 1)
We are looking forward to seeing you soon at LDT Module 1! Please read this page in its entirety to make sure you have all the information you need.
We are aware that it will take some dedication to turn your home into the perfect online learning environment, and the intention of this page is to support you in setting this up for yourself. By choosing to let go of the usual habits of distraction, online time, unnecessary busyness and tasks that can wait, we will all make this a beneficial healing and learning time.
Though initially, a home leadership training may feel unfamiliar or hard, we trust that you will gradually find yourself settling in and feeling grateful for the long-term rewards. Now is the perfect time to draw on your inner strength and deepen your capacity to live amidst it all with awareness and compassion.
LDT Module I:
MAY 19 – 21, 2023
Please take a moment to put the following events into your calendar:
Your Questionnaire is due within ONE week of acceptance into the training
By March 1st:
◇ Email Client Care to set up 10-month Payment Plan
OR BY MARCH 28th:
◇ Pay off remaining balance if paying in full
Click here to submit your payment
By May 8th:
◇ If you don’t know what your Enneagram Number is, please take this online Enneagram test
◇ Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
(we recommend that you read at least the intro and the section on your type)
◇ The Sacred Enneagram by Christopher Heuertz
◇ Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine
◇ The Human Condition by Thomas Keating
◇ The Welcoming Prayer: Consent on the Go, a 40-day Praxis by Contemplative Outreach
◇ Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn
◇ The Mindful Catholic by Gregory Bottaro
Please make sure you clear your calendar to be present for all these sessions. If you live in the Eastern time zone and it’s too late for you to stay for the Examen Prayer and Chanting sessions, we will be recording it and you can use the recordings for yourself on the following nights. We expect you to be present for all the sessions as you, and the whole group, will receive the maximum benefit this way. With that said, we will be recording them all, should you have to miss one in an emergency.
◇ May 19
◇ May 20
◇ May 21
The Full Day Schedule is: (All times Pacific; All times are APPROXIMATE, final schedule will be updated by Winter 2022)
◇ 7:00am-11:00am: Session 1 (with 20-30 minute break)
◇ 11:00am-1:00pm: Break
* NOTE: This break occasionally might be 15-60 minutes earlier
◇ 1:00-5:00pm: Session 2 (with 20-30 minute break)
◇ 5:00-6:15pm: Break
Friday and Saturday:
◇ 6:15-7:00pm: Evening Meditation (Eastern Time zone folks can listen to the recording as their morning meditation the next day)
◇ 3:00pm UK Time/4:00pm Europe Time: Attend Session 1 live (4 hours with breaks)
◇ Listen to the recording of the evening meditation to end your day
◇ Next Day (in your local time zone): 9:00am-1:00pm: Listen to the recording of Session 2
◇ 2 hour Lunch Break
◇ Stay up late and attend Session 2 live from 9:00pm-1:00am (4 hours with breaks)
◇ Listen to the recording of the previous’ day evening meditation to start your next day
NOTE: Actual session times may vary 15-30 minutes from day to day. We will let you know each day if there is an adjustment to the following day’s schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: If something arises during the training unit and you absolutely cannot join a session, please inform us as soon as you know. If we don’t hear from you, we are assuming you will attend all sessions.
CREATE A SPACE FOR YOURSELF
◇ Refraining from Distractions:
Being in the LDT means minimizing communication with others and refraining from news and entertainment. Structure your training days with simplicity—put an away message on your email, save your snail mail for later, prepare the simplest meals you can… some in advance if you’re able to.
◇ Requesting support from people you live with:
If you are living with others, tell them about the schedule and lovingly request that they give you space, especially during the session hours, but even, if possible, during the breaks.
Here are some phrases to make that request: “Would you be willing to……….…? Then “This is what it would mean to me:…………..” Then, something that expresses your gratitude, like “Thank you so much. You are such a support to me, it makes my heart sing.”
◇ Set Your Intention:
In the days before the training begins, take some moments to consider what is calling you to leadership. It may be that you’re doing this for the benefit of yourself and those around you. It may be to undertake this training to deepen your leadership and facilitation skills and your connection with Grace. It may be to let something in you go, so something new can come forth. It may be so you can open to more presence, steadiness and compassion, for yourself and others. It may be to release your fears and become more loving, to contribute more to our world.…
◇ A Sacred Space:
We highly recommend you participate in this retreat in a quiet, dedicated place in your home, with your door closed if you live with others. If your household is very busy, loud, or distracting, you may consider staying somewhere else where you will have peace and quiet.
Wherever you’ll end up staying, ideally, besides a table or desk, you’d also have a homemade altar or shrine where you can light candles, place flowers and/or inspiring images or items that remind you of the Sacred.
YOU WILL NEED
◇ A private space at least 6’x6’. This a place that you can make your own, not be interrupted, and can make some noise.
◇ A smartphone and a laptop (charge both at night)
◇ Headsets for both phone and laptop (some elements will be more auditory than visual, and your phone will be preferable)
◇ Zoom installed on your phone and laptop
◇ A journal and a pen
◇ 1-3 pillow(s)
◇ A mat (or a soft carpet) to lie on
◇ A tissue box
◇ A Spotify account. It’s free and some music we use will be available there
◇ Access to the outdoors
◇ Please wear loose clothes
◇ Your LDT Binder (this will be mailed to you)
◇ Enough food in the house for 3 days, ideally previously prepared
We are looking forward to what will be a wonderful training. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.