A Franciscan Leadership Program
Forming Soulful, Authentic and Resilient Leaders
in Uncertain Times
Is Spark for you?
Feeling stuck in the daily stress and busyness and missing the joy and big picture of your work?
Longing for spiritual practices that support visionary and soulful leadership?
Looking for practical tools and supportive relationships for an uncharted future?
Seeking new approaches to the people problems you face every day?
Join us in weaving together your leadership and spirituality!
What you'll receive...
Discover a diverse cohort of leaders with questions, joys and struggles like yours.
3 Three-Day Retreats
Dive deep into leadership challenges, connect with your peer leaders, all in the beautiful old growth trees of the Alton Collins Retreat Center.
Monthly Group Coaching
In between our retreats, receive monthly group coaching with your cohort. Accountability, connection, grow friendships and support.
Ancient Practices + Emerging Wisdom
Do the deep interior work it takes to incarnate your mission in the world. Our skilled guides have decades of experience in leadership development, executive coaching and spiritual direction.
Experienced teachers and coaches who can help you claim your gifts, develop your strengths and find new resilience.
As a part of this program, you will:
Walk away with new tools for managing and motivating others.
Learn from some of the area's
leading experts on executive leadership.
Challenge yourself with new insights.
Increase your resilience.
Form new friendships with your peers.
Hone your gifts for more impactful
Align your work with your
Reground yourself in silence.
Immerse yourself in Franciscan
October 18-20, 2021 ~ March 7-9, 2022 ~ June 13-15 2022
What's in store:
Retreats include private lodging and delicious meals. They will be held on the wooded grounds of the Alton Collins retreat center in Eagle Creek, OR. Each retreat begins on a Monday at 4pm and concludes on Wednesday at 2pm. Application fee $50
Spark changes Lives and Work
Come join the community
Images of Alton L. Collins Retreat Center
Course content includes:
Leading in a time of anxiety and uncertainty.
Dealing with difficult people
Organizational shifts: Insights from Two Loops theory
How to be the least anxious person in the room
Soulful practices for busy people
Leadership and your family story
Contemplative audacity- going after big things
God, Money and You
When I walked in and saw the diversity of leaders from clergy, the non-profit world and education, I felt right at home as a business leader. Exploring faith-based leadership with such a diverse group has enriched my own leadership skills and led me to more deeply considered decisions.
Spark helped me connect my inner life to my public life. The best of my desires were validated. My experience counted and I grew a great deal.