Opening and Intention Setting
Opening: Convene for introductions and intention setting: What drew you to the March, and to this retreat? Time to build community? If so, what do you feel ready to give, and to receive? Time to gain clarity and skills for the challenges ahead? If so, what needs to be cleared or built up to help equip you with the skills, information and network to take action?
- Women at the forefront of change
- Resilience in the midst of uncertainty
Workshops 1 & 2
Self-Audit: Defining Your Activist Profile
Audit: We will dive in by taking a step back. In this Audit exercise, you will outline and get explicit about your current reality vs. your growing priorities vis-a-vis political and social activism: what is the current state of your professional life, time, health and motivation? What moves you most immediately and deeply, and how can you set yourself up for success - staying focused and sustaining energy over the long term?
Political Activism Essentials
Activism Essentials: Whether you're an experienced organizer or you're new to activism, this review of the essentials will reconnect you with the most important elements of getting and staying engaged in local, state and national politics. By the end of this session, you will have the basics of your 'story', be acquainted with your Reps and their issues, and will be armed with the tools to engage immediately.
- Audit: What Type of Activist Are You?
- Political activism toolkit
- Storytelling: telling your story and defining who are you in this time
Workshop 3 & 4
Political Activism Essentials (Cont.)
Developing an Action Plan
Action Plan: Together in small groups, you will outline an action plan - putting in place specific steps towards your activism goal, and integrating ways to: a) monitor success and progress and b) integrate energizing practices to help sustain your role as a more activated citizen, woman and leader during these uncertain times. You will establish everyday practices to help you operate with more energy and connection to the causes or communities you are ready to fight for.
- Turning energy into action
- Methods for monitoring progress
- Review and preparation for Women's March
This event is open to the public. We are inviting some incredible women artists to join us, and this session will be just what is needed to generate the positive energy needed for our March the next day.
January 21 Breakfast
Join us again at the same location on the morning of the March to gather and head to the march together.
WHY WE NEED WOMEN EMPOWERED
According to the Center for American Progress, 'the presence of women in top leadership positions—as equity law partners, medical school deans, and corporate executive officers, for example—remains stuck at a mere 10 percent to 20 percent... and it is now estimated that, at the current rate of change, it will take until the year 2085 for women to reach parity with men in leadership roles.'
The Time is Now.
The 2016 election was a reminder of how much more urgently we need to empower women to rise as leaders. RESET teaches women simple but profound ways to identify, connect deeply with, and take action on the issues they care most about… ultimately helping women cultivate the warrior energy within, and redirect the course of leadership in all sectors of society.
WHO WE ARE
Our team flexes to meet the needs of each retreat, and includes yoga and meditation teachers, chefs, writers, coaches, activists, artists and visionaries. Teacher bios forthcoming.