2017 New England Fall Fellows' Retreat

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 2:00pm - Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 1:30pm


New England




Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA

The fall retreats are the cornerstone event of the Switzer Fellowship Network, in which we welcome new Fellows, and bring alumni together for a weekend of learning, socializing and networking.  The following is the working agenda for the New England fall retreat, but please check back frequently for updates.

The registration deadline has passed, but if you are interested in attending, please contact Erin Lloyd, Program Director.

Click here for Harvard Forest location information.

Friday, September 15th

1:30 pm     Arrival and Check-in for 2017 Fellows (Seminar Room, Shaler Hall)

2 - 5 pm     Introductions, orientation, and Flash Talks (Seminar Room, Shaler Hall)

5 - 6 pm     Free time (settle in to rooms, check out the trails)

                  Alumni arrival and check-in

6 - 7 pm     Dinner (Dining Room, Shaler Hall)

7 - 9 pm     Social Time, Campfire at Fisher House (weather permitting)

Saturday, September 16th

8 - 9 am       Breakfast (Dining Room, Shaler Hall)

9 - 5 pm       Training: Connecting as Leaders (Living room, Raup House).  Once again, we are partnering with Rockwood Leadership Institute to offer this one-day intensive leadership training for new Fellows and interested alumni.  The session will be designed to help you understand personal awareness as part of collaborative leadership, increase your skillfulness in working across difference and understanding issues of power and equity, and increase your personal sustainability.  It will be a significant opportunity to build community with other Fellows and strengthen your own leadership practice.

5 - 6 pm       Free time

6 - 7 pm       Dinner (Dining Room, Shaler Hall)

7 - 9 pm       Social time, Campfire at Fisher House (weather permitting)

Sunday, September 17th

8 - 9 am          Breakfast (Dining Room, Shaler Hall)

9-10:30 am     Re-convene, welcome new alumni arrivals, morning activities (TBD).

10:30-12:00    Speaker:  Sherri Mitchell, Executive Director of the Land Peace Foundation, an organization committed to the protection of indigenous cultural, land and water rights, and to the protection of sacred sites. Ms. Mitchell is a social activist and lawyer, and a member of the Penobscot Indian Nation, one of Maine's recognized Tribes.

12-12:30         Presentation of 2017 Fellowship awards, group photos

12:30-1:30      Lunch

1:30                Depart

Please contact Erin Lloyd, Program Director, if you are interested in attending.



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