Therefore, a potential mentor would demonstrate the following:
- The ability to create a disciplined yet nurturing space for taking an inner journey in community;
- A deep and demonstrated understanding of the Foundations of the Courage & Renewal ® approach (Core Values, Principles & Practices, and the Principles and Practices at Work in the World); and an increased awareness of how these foundational elements relate to extending and deepening the welcome to our circles;
- Program development capacity for introducing and developing Courage & Renewal programs and retreats including marketing and recruitment, venue logistics, communication with participants, etc.;
- Skill and experience with design and facilitation of Circle of Trust® retreats and other programs;
- Leadership and facilitation rooted in an understanding of the power of paradox;
- The capacity to create communal teaching and learning experiences through the use of varied and evocative Third Things (for example, open questions, thematic poems, teaching stories, embodied activities, images, art, etc.);
- The integration and facilitation of deep-listening practices (e.g., listening as a mindfulness practice, Clearness Committee process).