Executive Leadership Programmes

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Executive Leadership Programmes


The Burren Executive Leadership Retreat

Sunday, August 27th - Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The Burren Executive Leadership Retreat is a by-invitation gathering of global senior leaders who are reaching beyond conventional executive development programs see the value of developing in a community of diverse, yet like-minded peers.

The Retreat has grown from a shared vision held by the Burren College of Art and Context Consulting - a leading global consulting firm based in Canada, working with executive teams in complex systems, innovating in the field of leadership development in collaboration with artists. Our organizations’ distinct and interrelated capabilities make it possible for the Retreat to become a unique place for leaders looking to grow, renew their energies, and to connect with global peers similarly seeking their next horizon.

This program is an opportunity to join accomplished leaders and renowned artists to co-create and open new leadership territory. Mary Stacey leads the Retreat’s facilitation team, which includes poet David Whyte and musician Martin Hayes, whose professional lives also unfold at the intersection of leadership and the creative process.

The programme is designed to provide ample time for personal reflection, peer inquiry and coaching, and whole group discussion about organizations, systems, and leadership itself.

Leave the programme with:

  • Access to a global network of peers who understand your leadership challenges
  • Powerful practices that will help you thrive as you lead complex change
  • A view of how you can influence leadership in the global context
  • Steps toward the next phase of your development
    Full details are available here

“It helped me make important decisions and gave me clarity about the way forward in leadership.”

“The inspiration I found in those three days is something I return to on a daily basis, whenever the spirit is flagging.”

“We were in this beautiful place, surrounded by so many intelligent and artful leaders, and this pierced places in me. ”

“I feel the underlying meaning that can be derived from sharing the artistic process has a way of connecting us deeply.”

“I got so much from conversations with the other participants – and I will drink from this for some time to come.”