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Listening, Learning, & Engagement Institute: Transformational Communication

November 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - November 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Transformational Opportunity for Compact Members

APPLICATION: Due March 21, 2017

Institute Description:

Colleges and universities must play a leadership role in promoting racial and social justice.  Despite well-meaning intentions, both the systems we work in as well as our own fears and resulting biases limit our capacity to work, communicate and build relationships in ways that uphold equity and inclusion.  For most, the impacts on us and others are as invisible as our biases: from whom we choose to collaborate with to how we interact with our colleagues and students.  Early and persistent experiences of institutional oppression left their residue on us.

The intention of this institute is to come together in community to understand the impacts of and heal from the effects of institutional and internalized oppressions in order to create a more just and connected present and future.  We will do this by deepening our understanding of who we are, where we come from and why equity and justice matter – to us personally, to our colleges and universities, to our communities, to our service learning and community engagement field, and to our world.  This institute focuses on enhancing our self-awareness, learning about the dynamics and impacts of systems, discharging and healing from past hurts, and practicing skills to lead more effectively and compassionately together.  We will reflect on how we can incorporate these tools into our work with students and others in our communities on- and off-campus.  In this highly interactive and experiential institute, we will learn a framework for transformational change and emotional growth as well as tools to create and deepen trust and safety – as we uncover and release our most authentic and effective leadership.

This institute takes place at the Sequoia Retreat Center – a beautiful, tranquil place of reflection, dialogue and celebration.  The retreat center is located among the redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains and has a rich history of promoting peace and unity in the world.  The Sequoia Retreat Center is located 45 minutes from the San Jose airport and 1.5 hours from the San Francisco airport.

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Cost is $500 for CACC members and $800 for all other Compact members. Cost includes 3 nights of lodging and all meals during the institute.

If you have any questions, please contact Piper McGinley, Associate Director at California Campus Compact at piper {at} cacampuscompact(.)org

Through March 21st, applications are only being accepted from individuals from Campus Compact member institutions. If space remains available in the institute after March 21st, we will re-open the application for non-Campus Compact member institutions.


November 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
November 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm


Sequoia Retreat Center
11445 Alba Rd
Ben Lomand, CA 95005 United States


California Campus Compact