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Lead Together

June 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - June 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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Lead Together: Aliveness in the workplace

A practical and embodied experience for leaders and teams As leaders, and despite our best endeavours, we recognise that it’s sometimes difficult to pull yourself out of our tried and true patterns to experience something we know is possible, but don’t quite know how to do…yet. Traditional training programmes invite us to develop our capabilities, but often ways that make it unclear how to apply these new capabilities to our work. We believe that the workplace offers us all of the ‘raw material’ we need to develop not only our capacity and skills as leaders but our overall CAPACITY as leaders. You are not going to solve your structural or personal problems in two days. You will become aware, and gain confidence in your discernment of what to do next and how to be. You’ll also understand that you are not the only one with these thoughts and ideas, not the only one to see that it’s bloody hard and there is no out-of-the-box solution, but that there are hundreds of leaders and orgs around the world working on this and you are not alone!

Is this You?

● A visionary leader who has a desire and agency to make change happen ● You recognise this work is best enacted with others through the power of peer learning ● You have tried various leadership, change and transformation programs but have struggled to apply what you’ve learnt in your work environments ● You sense there is another way to approach collective leadership, but need help knowing where and how to start. ● Leaders who have asked and thought deeply, “What would it look like for my organization to thrive?

Workshop details

In-Person Live Facilitated Workshop For two days in March, we invite you (and up to 4 team members) to experience a ‘tasting platter’ of embodied collective leadership experiences designed for you to step in, be open, courageous and learn through doing. In this workshop, you will be invited… ● To explore… for yourself and in community, not just what is working, but the deeper challenges and shadows around what is not working ● To see… raise your awareness of what is going on in your organization, within your team, and within yourself ● To embody… sense into situations and feelings that are largely unaddressed in organizations and how this shows up in our own bodies e.g. failure, grief, joy, and celebration ● To see & feel… hold tension around as well as appreciate the complexities of the situations we are facing ● To learn… how to sense into deeper places of knowing beyond the intellectual reasoning areas that we often rely on ● To create, envision, practice, and play… collaborate with your team members to design, modify and implement practices that give you what you need What you will learn ● Why reflection isn’t a waste of time ● What your role as a leader is when we choose to lead together ● How to recognise, work with, and enhance the relational field ● How to recognise the level of readiness in your organisation, what’s needed, and how to take the next steps ● Practices to increase your awareness of yourself and your organisation ● Tools to lead in alternative, progressive organisational models

Meet your Hosts

Lucía Die GilEmbodying Leadership Lucía has spent the last decade developing a deep practice of relationship, discovering what is possible as we strengthen our ability to hold more – within ourselves and together with others. Her balanced approach opens the doors to possibilities that may seem inaccessible at first. She combines her capacity to see and name the unspoken with self-management practices, conscious leadership frameworks, social innovation tools, and others that she integrates as she keeps learning and unlearning.   Susan BasterfieldEmbodying Leadership Susan Basterfield is a catalyst and convener who believes that awareness and discernment can unblock drains and move mountains. Her work includes standing shoulder to shoulder with leaders and organizations on their transformational journeys and convening virtual development programs, including the Practical Self-Management Intensive. Susan is co-author of Lead Together: the bold, brave, intentional path to scaling your business and Better Work Together: how the power of community can transform your business     Sarah DurlacherEmbodying Leadership Sarah has spent her career researching, testing, and scaling business environments to be emergent, collaborative, and human-centered. She focuses on building the skills and mindsets that are critical for people to interact with each other in kinder and more effective ways.         Mary O’KeefeEmbodying Leadership Mary is a collaboration coach, trainer, and facilitator weaving together agile practices, emergent organisational change, and self-management practices.          


This is an invitation-only event. If you are interested, please get in touch with – Susan ([email protected]) or Lucia ([email protected]) We will get in touch to arrange for a call to get to know you and for you to assess if this course is for you.


June 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
June 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
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Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
+64 7 866 8972
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Lucia Die Gil
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Payment is required in full at the time of booking, by credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer using our secure POLi payment gateway.

We draw special attention to two of our guidelines before registration: Mana provides lacto-ovo vegetarian food only, this means no fish or chicken and is an alcohol and drug free environment.

Mana caters for Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.

Cancellation Policy

This group requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, if that number is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the event.

Should you, for any reason, decide to cancel your registration; please note our cancellation policy :

  • A $50 administrative fee is applied to all cancellations.
  • A Tuition cancellation fee may apply in certain circumstances.
  • These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.


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