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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017

Courage to Teach ®
A Courage & Renewal ® Program for Educators
with Dan Hines

We teach who we are.
The best teaching arises from the identity and integrity of the one who teaches.
Teaching can never be reduced to techniques and methods.
During this program, educators are invited to reflect on questions of selfhood and teaching: “Who is the self that teaches?
How does the quality of my selfhood form - or deform - the way I relate
to my students, my subject, my colleagues, my world?”

– from Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach: 10th Anniversary Edition

A COURAGE TO TEACH PROGRAM invites the personal and professional development of the identity, authenticity and integrity of a teacher. The practices of Courage to Teach were developed by Parker J. Palmer, PhD, and the Centre for Courage & Renewal and facilitators have been prepared by Palmer and the Center to facilitate these experiences.

During the program, participants will be invited to renew heart, mind, and spirit through the exploration of the inner landscape of a teacher’s life: to identify and honour gifts and strengths and acknowledge limits.

In large-group, small-group, and solitary settings, "the heart of a teacher" is explored, making use of personal stories, reflections on teaching practice, and insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions.

We will use the rich metaphors of the spring season as a way of exploring vocational and life questions. The experience is often referred to as a ‘Circle of Trust’. In these circles, we are invited to slow down, listen and reflect in a quiet and focused space. At the same time, we engage in dialogue with others in the circle – a dialogue about things that matter.




Dan HinesDAN HINES is a Courage & Renewal® Facilitator mentored by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal.

Dan is a leadership consultant for business, educational, and religious organizations, a coach and speaker. Much of his professional experience has been in ministry as an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of Canada.

His approach as a facilitator, priest, consultant and coach is to help others rediscover their integrity and identity. Recently, Dan has also begun consulting about intentional communities and co-operative living from his ongoing experience with the RareBirds Housing Co-operative, an intentional community in Kamloops, British Columbia, he co-created with his spouse and nine others.

Dan holds a Master of Divinity and has a background in management, contracting and horticulture. He feels the most integrated when hiking and camping and always welcomes a good meal with friends. See www.danhines.ca »



  • Course Fee: $599.00 includes instruction, meals Friday dinner through Sunday lunch and accommodation.
  • Course begins on Friday at 4pm and concludes on Sunday at 1pm.
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