The Soul of Leadership

An 18-month program for contemplative leadership

Several dates and locations offered

Would you like to lead in a more conscious, heart-centered way?

Enrolling Now:

The Soul of Leadership Boston
May 2024 – October 2025

Enrolling Now:

The Soul of Leadership UK
May 2024 – January 2026

The Soul of Leadership recognizes that leaders today face particularly difficult challenges. The commitment to inspire others while also increasing productivity and balancing the needs of the organization can leave leaders feeling depleted. Long hours and countless demands often result in a deep need for renewal.

This 18-month program helps leaders integrate spiritual heart practices with leadership realities in order to more truly embody their vocational path. Through individual and communal activities, participants engage in a variety of contemplative practices, while learning strategies to address some of their most pressing leadership challenges.

The Soul of Leadership includes four residencies, each featuring a different leadership focus, supplemented by reading, reflection and spiritual companionship.

Learn more about The Soul of Leadership in this short video, filmed at a UK residency by Soul of Leadership graduate Thea Haavet:



Free Info Call or Taster Session

Join us on Zoom to discern about the rightness of this program for you. Talk with the Director and recent grads. Dates to be announced.



SOUL OF LEADERSHIP COHORTS

In Boston
May 2024 – October 2025
CURRENTLY ENROLLING

Residencies:
May 6-9, 2024
September 16-19, 2024
April 21-24, 2025
October 6-9, 2025

Leaders
Margaret Benefiel & Jan Gregory-Charpentier

Price
Early bird (by 3/15/24): $5600
Regular (after 3/15/24): $6000

Need-based tuition assistance available.

In Radstock, UK (near Bath)
May 2024 – January 2026
CURRENTLY ENROLLING

Residencies:
May 27-30, 2024
January 13-16, 2025
June 2-5, 2025
January 12-15, 2026

Leaders
Margaret Benefiel & Margie Buchanan-Smith

Price
Early Bird (by 3/15/24): £4730
Regular (after 3/15/24): £4950

Need-based tuition assistance available.

Offered in partnership with The Ammerdown Centre.

IN SOUTH AFRICA
March 2025 – September 2026

MORE INFO COMING SOON

Residencies:
March 10-13, 2025
September 15-18, 2025
March 16-19, 2026
September 7-10, 2026

Leaders
Althea Banda-Hansmann, Margaret Benefiel & Elmor Van Staden

Price
Early Bird (by December 13, 2024): R69,950
Regular (after December 13, 2024): R74,950

Need-based tuition assistance available.

Offered in partnership with Volmoed Retreat Center.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.

On Zoom
September 2023 – March 2025
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Residencies:
September 14-17, 2023
March 14-17, 2024
September 12-15, 2024
March 20-23, 2025

Leaders
Margaret Benefiel & Tony Mazurkiewicz

Price
$2,500

Need-based tuition assistance available.

In DC

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“Through the Soul of Leadership Program, I gained the guidance I needed to shift into the role of a leader within my job in early childhood education. This included understanding my own mission and vision and gifts. To this day, I return to the practices I learned for making decisions and discerning the role I want to play in each and every challenging situation (and believe me, my field is full of challenges right now!).”

-Linda Schumacher


LEADERS FOR CURRENT & UPCOMING COHORTS

Althea Banda-Hansmann

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Margaret Benefiel

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Margie Buchanan-Smith

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Jan Gregory-Charpentier

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Debora Jackson

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Tony Mazurkiewicz

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Elmor van Staden

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HAVE QUESTIONS?

Michelle Geuder is the Registrar for The Soul of Leadership and can be contacted at michelle@shalem.org.


Mission

Our mission is to nurture contemplative living and leadership.

Vision

In 2025, Shalem will be a dynamic and inclusive community, empowered by the Spirit, where seekers engage in transformation of themselves, their communities, and the world through spiritual growth, deep connection, and courageous action.

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