2021 Dates: March 15, April 12, April 26, May 10, June 7, August 16, September 13, and October 18.
Phone calls: Mondays at 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time
Commitment: 90 minute phone calls, plus additional 1-2 hours self-directed learning time per month.
The program fee is $875.
Application review process details: A member of the VSLLC partnership team will contact you after you complete the online application for a phone interview. Payment arrangements will be made upon acceptance into the program.
VSLLC® members learn leadership is relationship and lead from a clearer awareness in their own lives. By participating in the core phone call sessions, members experience authentic conversations through the facilitators and with other attendees that inspire greater understanding, compassion, and breakthrough ideas. For eight years, participants have left with clarity and invigorated passion about their own deeper purpose and how they want to serve … they say they “get more in touch with the fire in their heart.”
1. To notice and cultivate “what you already do well” so that you can lead more effectively
2. To deepen capacities for listening, accessing inner wisdom and to take courageous next steps
3. To lead with greater authenticity, passion, and energy
4. To “be present” within a community of like-minded individuals and recieve the gift of a highly supportive network of dedicated servant-leaders
You’ll join nine other individuals on the journey of servant leadership. Past participants have come from a variety of disciplines, from work in corporations, public service, education, nonprofit, and other sectors. The facilitators will bring a breadth of experience, but expect to learn just as much from your VSLLC® peers. Some of our participants maintain relationships beyond their course.
Participants then virtually attend nine 90-minute tele-circles (a phone call that is intentionally a “circle” so that every person has an opportunity to speak and be deeply heard). Each call is focused on a theme of servant leadership and participants are sent pre-readings to prepare for calls. Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Deborah Welch, Dr. Virginia Gilmore, Duane Trammell, M.Ed. and Matthew Kosec, M.A. Facilitators have spent decades of their lives working with both individuals and groups in servant leadership principles and practices.