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There's always something going on in the world of PL! Read on for the latest news and announcements.

Interview with CIEE’s Elsa Maxwell

CIEE, known worldwide for their extensive educational exchange programs, holds a General Business License with Personal Leadership. The membership includes use of PL prepared materials, including Facilitator Guides and coaching. Jacquelyn Reeves had a chance to chat with CIEE's Elsa Maxwell, which we'll present in two parts, here and in our winter newsletter. JR: . . . LEARN MORE

The Best Seat on the Plane – by Heart or by Head? by Sheila Ramsey

How could the worst seat on the plane turn into the best seat on the plane, in a heartbeat? In late May 2013, I was flying all the way across the US from Denver to Burlington, Vermont.  The flight takes about 3.5 hours; I was pleading for a “good seat” which usually for me . . . LEARN MORE

Featured Facilitator

Jacquelyn Reeves Position: Senior Intercultural Trainer, Unconscious Bias, Coaching Company name: Reeves3c (website under constructionQ!)  Seattle, Washington, USA Tell us about the context you’re using PL in. PL works for me on multiple levels:  I use it with college students in transition and live and learn through this experience.  Especially watching a newly hooked . . . LEARN MORE

Personal Leadership: A Year of Living the Practices 2017-18

Leverage new breakthroughs in neurophysiology to strengthen your PL practice in ways that will transform your life. What participants are saying:    "I learned so much about PL and about how I can integrate the practices into my life."     "I felt a deepening of practice and of engagement that exceeded my expectations." . . . LEARN MORE

Diamonds in the Soles of Our Shoes – Sheila Ramsey

‘Diamonds in the Soles of Her Shoes’ is the title of a Paul Simon song on his re-known Graceland Album, released in 1986. The inspiration for and reality within Graceland arose from a trip Paul took to South Africa to collaborate and co-create with musicians there. The resultant music was new. African musicians, such . . . LEARN MORE

Training of Facilitators: The Artistry of Personal Leadership 2018

Whidbey Island, WA, USA

Are you . . . Ready to facilitate Personal Leadership? Wondering how best to design or sequence the training? Ready for tips and techniques? If so, this Training of Facilitators seminar is what you need. INTRODUCTION Personal Leadership can appear deceptively easy to facilitate. After all, it seems like such a simple method. Yet . . . LEARN MORE

PL Goes to Sea! Interview with Mary Meares by Jacquelyn Reeves

This newsletter we are pleased to have the opportunity to interview Mary Meares, PhD, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama.  Although not a Licensed Facilitator for PL, Mary initiated the use of PL at Semester at Sea, a study abroad program literally from a ship. Mary shares her teaching philosophy, . . . LEARN MORE

Report from the East Coast Gathering in April

We're still shining from the beautiful PL East Coast Regional Gathering ("PLEC") held in Portland in April...it was so inspiring and energizing to experience nine members of the PL community taking root in Maine as spring emerged and then heading back out into the world to offer meaningful and diverse expressions of Personal Leadership . . . LEARN MORE

Featured Facilitator: Heather Robinson

Heather Robinson   Principal Consultant, Coach Success Across Borders   Seattle, Washington, USA   Tell us about the context you’re using PL in. The context I use PL in is my whole life. Within my “whole life” there are at least three spheres where PL plays a significant role: my personal PL practice, my . . . LEARN MORE

Training of Facilitators 2018 Dates Set

We have dates for the next session of The Art of Personal Leadership: Training of Facilitators, at the beautiful Whidbey Institute in Washington State. The seminar will begin Monday evening, March 19, 2018 and end on Saturday evening March 24. Video Plenary Sessions will meet on April 25th and late May. Please check back for complete . . . LEARN MORE

CANCELLED: Foundations Seminar in Europe – Autumn

Near Munich

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event! Second of two 2017 PL Foundations Seminars in Europe. . . . LEARN MORE

Training of Facilitators 2017 Photo Gallery

The first week of March was wonderful for the coaches and facilitators alike. Learn more about the Training of Facilitators here. Think you might be interested in the 2018 ToF? Add yourself to our mailing list here and we'll let you know when the details are . . . LEARN MORE

PL East Coast Gathering Coming in April

PL East Coast Regional Gathering (PLEC) April 28-30, 2017 Portland, Maine, USA   The hosting team is busy making preparations for this Spring's Gathering.   They report: We're expecting attendees both from Maine and "from away". We will use an "Open Space" format to set the agenda together at the beginning of our gathering, based . . . LEARN MORE

Spring 2017 newsletter Greeting

Hello Dear Friends, As this PL news is in its final preparation, the 2017 PL Training of Facilitators has just finished on Whidbey Island. Facilitated by Barbara and Gordon, there is a very new design addressing ways in which PL can be delivered to better serve what the world is calling PL to be and . . . LEARN MORE

Featured Facilitator: Almendra Staffa-Healey

Almendra Staffa-Healey Co-Founder & Director Intercultural Understanding Madrid, Spain Tell us about the context you’re using PL in. I’ve been using PL as a tool to increase intercultural competency and leadership skills. I’m passionate about the educational context and use it with parents, university students studying abroad, international educators, as well as with local . . . LEARN MORE

PL East Coast Regional Gathering

Portland, Main, USA

Save the Date for the PL East Coast Regional Gathering (PLEC) April 28-30, 2017 Portland, Maine, USA The 2017 PL EAST COAST REGIONAL GATHERING will begin with a free public introductory session on Friday, April, 28 before the official welcome dinner than evening. The weekend session will be held at the Center for Grieving . . . LEARN MORE

Foundations Seminar in Europe – Spring

Near Berlin

First of two 2017 PL Foundations Seminars in Europe. The European PL Community will host the first PL EUROPEAN REGIONAL FOUNDATIONS COURSE of 2017 conveniently outside of Berlin, Germany.  Come and explore leading from the inside out with us in the spring green of Northern Germany.  Use the natural surroundings to draw out, disentangle . . . LEARN MORE

Foundations Seminar – Leading the Self Before Leading Others

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Find more information and register . . . LEARN MORE

Training of Facilitators: The Artistry of Personal Leadership

Whidbey Island, WA, USA

  Are you . . . Ready to facilitate Personal Leadership? Wondering how best to design or sequence the training? Ready for tips and techniques? If so, this Training of Facilitators seminar is what you need. INTRODUCTION Personal Leadership can appear deceptively easy to facilitate. After all, it seems like such a simple method. . . . LEARN MORE

Staying Centered While the World is Spinning; a Free Global PL Webinar

Tatyana Fertelmeister, Senior Facilitator January 26, 2017 11:00-12:00 US Central Time: Register here February 2, 2017  3:00-4:00 PM US Central Time: Register here   Sometimes you just need to take a deep breath. And collect your thoughts. And sort out your emotions. And pinch yourself to make sure that what just happened was indeed real. . . . LEARN MORE

December 2016 Newsletter

Hello Dear Friends; Usually we try to make this a quick introduction to the PL news and more neutral in content; not focused on events here in the US as we know that you are located all over the globe.  However, we are taking a US-centric side track here as effects surrounding the Presidential . . . LEARN MORE

A summer of Personal Leadership!

PL was abundantly present at the 2016 Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication (SIIC).  It served as the core foundation for the Fellows program, it lay at the heart of the specialized week-long session “Leading Self While Leading Others" AND it was the focus of an evening session.       The evening session was . . . LEARN MORE

Personal Leadership: A Year of Living the Practices

Leverage new breakthroughs in neurophysiology to strengthen your PL practice in ways that will transform your life. What participants are saying:    “Much more happened than I expected. It was an awakening experience.”    “I developed tools to keep by my side that help me navigate through the twists and turns of life.”   . . . LEARN MORE

Gatherings

Whenever Gatherings of PL Facilitators and practitioners are organized, they are listed here. At this time, the following Gatherings are being planned or considered. If you want to help make them a reality, in these locations or elsewhere,contact us. Local Gathering Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. Regional Gathering East coast, U.S.A. Midwest, U.S.A. Colorado Rockies, U.S.A. . . . LEARN MORE

Foundations Seminar – Leading the Self Before Leading Others

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Find more information and . . . LEARN MORE

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