Welcome to the 2015 Corps Spring Retreat!
Just like Induction, this weekend is not designed to replicate our programming at PD Saturdays. Instead, we are hoping that through separating ourselves from the hectic schedules we have as partners in this work, we can examine the mindsets, beliefs, and feelings that guide our actions so we can move closer to embracing the entirety of our North Star. There have been a few changes to our retreat structures this year, so please take some time to review the updated locations, times, and attendance expectations.
What we hope to accomplish:
Undoubtedly we are all at different places in this journey, but through engaging in retreats throughout our time together, hopefully we can cultivate a different Intentionality where we define who we aim to be as leaders and the orientations we as individuals need to embody to maximize the impact we wish to have, Self-awareness where we recognize when we are and aren’t operating the way we wish and analyze what pushes us towards or pulls us away from becoming that leader, and a Set of habits where we figure out what we do about these pushes and pulls so that we can become the leader we aspire to be. At this retreat, we have planned experiences around three central priorities:
- RECONNECT - How can I engage with this community and the shared experiences we've had together this year, to support and challenge me throughout the weekend?
- RE-GROUND – What is our collective mission as a corps? What do we believe our students and communities deserve and are capable of? How do we use outrage of injustice and hope in equity to fuel our ambitious action?
- REFLECT – What has the year been like for me, my students, and the communities we serve? How can I best support my reflection and the reflection of others in open, honest, and non-judgmental spaces?
- REFUEL – How can I authentically celebrate the progress I have made alongside the broader progress of our corps? How can I celebrate the progress of my peers? How can I feel connected and inspired by the community of leaders in the Los Angeles corps? What needs to be true for my classroom in my second year as a result of my progress and reflections from this year?