Designing Environments for Innovation
Washington D.C. and Crestone, CO.


The Artistry of Personal Leadership
Training of Facilitators

17-25 March, 2005, CRESTONE, COLORADO

Increase your capacity, knowledge, and skill in  facilitating Personal Leadership (PL) in professional contexts.

The Learning Goals: Participants in this Training of Facilitators (ToF) will be able to:

  1. Adapt Personal Leadership to your individualized professional situations,
  2. Articulate the background and history of Personal Leadership,
  3. Place Personal Leadership within contexts, including: leadership development, positive psychology, whole-person self-development, conflict transformation, and intercultural communication,
  4. Explain Personal Leadership’s guiding tenets and answer frequently asked questions,
  5. Use personal stories/examples to illustrate the principles and practices of Personal Leadership and the Critical Moment Dialogue.

These Goals will be augmented/amended in response to the learning agendas brought by participants themselves, including those of you continuing into ToF2 (Level Two).

Past Participants. Past seminar participants have brought a rich variation in experience. Their nationalities have included USAmerican of various ethnicities, Canadian, Icelandic, German, Swiss, and Japanese.  They have focused on integrating PL into their ongoing work with international and multicultural students, expatriate families, multicultural team building, and joint venture facilitation in global corporations

The Schedule:  The ToF is in two parts. In Part One, ToF participants will join the four day “Living Wisdom: Practicing Personal Leadership to Make a World of Difference” introductory seminar. You will fully participate in the seminar as well as pay special attention to the facilitation process. ToF2 participants may facilitate some portion of this introductory seminar. In Part Two, ToF (and ToF2) participants will focus on skill practice, on capacity and knowledge development, and on individualized applications of Personal Leadership. There will be time for independent design work, for small group collaboration, and for delivery experimentations. ToF2 participants will additionally but not exclusively have opportunities for coaching with the seminar facilitators.

We thank you for your interest in the March 2005 Crestone Institute Seminar, The Artistry of Personal Leadership: Training of Facilitators. For more information, please contact one of us as below:

Sheila Ramsey  +1 202 298 7661 •
Barbara Schaetti  +1 206 789 3289 •
Gordon Watanabe  + 1 509 448 1968 •

Please download the registration form to reserve your place now!

Seminar Details and Logistics:

The seminar will be held in Crestone, Colorado, a small town nestled in the incredible beauty of The Sangre de Cristo Mountains--where the “Southwest meets the Rockies.” Crestone, Colorado is about a 4 hour drive from Denver International Airport, or a 1 hour drive from the airport in Alamosa, Colorado.

The seminar begins with lunch on Thursday 17 March and completes with dinner on Thursday 24 March. We ask that you arrive into Crestone by noon on the 17th and plan your departure for no earlier than after breakfast on the 25th.

Seminar Fee: The price for the seminar is US$1250. Self-paying individuals, or those of you whose participation is paid for by a non-governmental organization (NGO) or other not-for-profit/charitable organization, may use a sliding scale structure of US$900-1250; you thus fix your own price based on your ability to pay. (Please note that employees of educational institutions who are sponsored by those institutions do not qualify for the sliding scale option.)

We are limiting participation to a maximum of 6 people; to hold your reservation, a minimum deposit of US$600 is needed by Thursday 17 February. When paying by credit card, the full seminar fee must be paid at the time of registration.

Meal Costs: Six of our lunches and 3 dinners, including lunch on the day of arrival, will be prepared for us by a local gourmet chef. You will be on your own for all other meals.  The cost for our communal meals is $102.  Payment of meal costs is due at the same time as the balance of the seminar fee, and may be included with that balance in one comprehensive payment.  If you choose to pay meal costs by credit card, however, meal costs must be included in the single credit card payment of the seminar fee made at the time of registration. 

Lodging: The foothills that surround Crestone offer a selection of distinctive B&Bs (bed and breakfast accommodations), many of them offering spectacular views and kitchen access.  Prices depend on single/double/triple accommodation and generally range from $30-$65/night.  There are two booking options: 

  1. If you would like The Crestone Institute to make a reservation on your behalf, please indicate your preference on the registration form; we will do our best to consolidate all reservations made through us into our two or three favorite B&Bs.
  2. Alternatively, you are welcome to book your own accommodations (visit for a listing of options). In either instance, payment must be made directly to your B&B.

Refund Policy: If The Crestone Institute should cancel the seminar, you will be refunded in full any moneys you have paid to us. If you cancel your participation one month or more before the seminar, we will refund you in full, less a $50 administrative fee. If you cancel your participation within one month of the seminar, we will deduct the $50 administrative fee and then negotiate a refund of the balance of whatever you have paid based upon our ability to fill your space.

Next Steps: Once we have received your registration, we will send you information about making your travel arrangements, along with our recommendations for advance preparation.

Please download the registration form to reserve your place now!

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