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Bay of Fires Leadership Adventure

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018

Bay of Fires Lodge - Bay of Fires, TAS, Australia

September 20-23, 2018
9 am Thursday to 5 pm Sunday

Bay of Fires Lodge
Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

$2995 by March 1
$3450 after March 1

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Register by August 9

Immerse yourself in an incredible 4-day guided wilderness retreat program with a small group of likeminded professionals and transform your leadership and personal communication abilities in ways you could not imagine.

Enjoy the stunning natural beauty, white sandy beaches, aquamarine waters, pristine forests, unique Tasmanian wildlife and architect-designed accommodation as the backdrop and playground for the Courage Way leadership program. Your facilitators, Dr Kirsty McGeoch, and Rosie Martin, 2017 Tasmanian of the Year, bring a wealth of experience, tools, compassion and warm knowledge to leadership and personal communication development. You will also be supported by a professional Tasmanian Walking Company Bay of Fires guide to facilitate the outdoor adventure experiences that await in this magical place.

Revive, recharge and experience adventure and inspiration in these beautiful surroundings. Head home with new insights and grounding in yourself as a whole person who leads.

‘The Courage Way‘ Leadership Program:

Leadership is a dynamic and ongoing process of bringing the best of yourself to what you do and encouraging others to do the same. At the heart of this endeavour is courage: the courage to be fully human, to take risks, to care deeply, and take principled action even in the midst of change and uncertainty. Fundamental to cultivating this courage to lead is developing trust – in yourself and in others – and this trust is ultimately rooted in self-knowledge. The Courage Way offers a grounded structure within which to reflect and grow these personal pillars of leadership. It will give guidance for strengthening trust so that you can draw upon courage in all that you do. It will provide this within a program which also permits you time enough to fully experience the replenishing beauty and playfulness of Tasmania’s glorious Bay of Fires.

What to expect:

What the Courage Way offers are processes of reflective inquiry within a supportive community. The ‘way in’ to reflection is through metaphor – which may be offered by images, evocative texts, music and nature itself – in this case, the Bay of Fires pristine wilderness. Just as hikes with others have a rhythmic quality – cycling through stretches of conversation as well as companionable silence, of movement and stopping to share in wonders – in the Courage Way program, there will be time for individual reflection and journaling as well as large- and small-group dialogues in which stories of our own leadership experiences can be shared. By participating in these processes, you will have the opportunity to:

— Gain a new depth of self-knowledge — a key foundation to effective leadership
— Discover a process for discernment to reach clarity around life and leadership questions
— Focus, without distraction, on what matters to you, especially your values and vision, challenges and fears
— Learn principles and practices from the Courage Way approach that can be applied to your daily life and leadership
— Connect with others seeking similar insights — who listen to and encourage each other; who honour each other’s differences
— Enjoy deeply

Meet Your Facilitators

Dr Kirsty McGeoch (PhD, MEd, LLB, BCom) – Teacher Educator at the University of Sydney, Digital Storyteller, Courage & Renewal® Facilitator
My great passion and research area is digital storytelling, and nothing brings me more joy than supporting the process of people expressing their voices, identities and creativity in this engaging way. I also have a deep interest in reflective practice, and in my work as a Courage & Renewal® facilitator, feel privileged to offer others the safe, welcoming yet playful space to connect to their own wisdom for living well.

Rosalie Martin (B.App Sci (speech pathology), CPSP, BA (hons) Crim, Courage & Renewal® Facilitator) is a criminologist, an accredited facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal, and a clinical speech pathologist with more than 30 years’ experience. In 2013 Rosalie founded a charity, Chatter Matters Tasmania, to bring literacy and parent-child attachment programs to Tasmania’s Risdon Prison. She was awarded 2017 Tasmanian Australian of the Year for the work she began at the prison. She is grateful for the platform this recognition has afforded her to promote the value of kind communication in evidence-based service delivery; and to all family, friends and colleagues.

About Our Venue

Set on a hilltop, 40 metres above the pounding of the sea and surrounded by National Park, the Bay of Fires Lodge is the only building on 20km of outstanding coastal wilderness.

Registration and Details

Cost: $3450 based on a group of 8 – 10 participants.  A deposit of $1200 per person is required to secure your place.  Full payment is required 6 weeks prior before the date of your adventure – August 9.

Includes 4-day guided leadership program with professional coaches, outdoor guiding with professional Tasmanian guide, 3 nights accommodation at Bay of Fires Lodge in a single room, vehicle transfers to and from Launceston, all meals for the duration of the program together with healthy snacks, first aid kit and safety equipment.

Excludes sleeping bags, travel insurance (compulsory) and flights.

Early Bird Discount:  Register by March 1, 2018 and pay $2995.

Registration: Please register online at

Registration Deadline:  Please register by August 9, 2018.

Participation: Participation is limited to 10 participants. Early registration is encouraged.

Cancellation Policy:

More than 20 days prior to departure – 70% refund of full ticket price
20 to 10 days prior to departure – 50% refund of full ticket price
Less than 10 days prior to departure – NO REFUND
Deposits are not refunded.

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