Each ILP has a unique story to tell. This year 29 young leaders came together from 18 different countries, to create, learn, laugh and experience a unique understanding of embodiment of leadership.
What was unique about this programme? A good question! The sun beating down on the Tuscan Hills, the cicadas singing the background ? Not enough to make this a different programme? Each one of the participants brought with them their special interests in the world, their dreams and desires.
Still not enough? I hear you saying that this applies to every programme. Surely it is the sharing, the growing, the learning together? Ahh! How do you describe such an empowering learning? They say that pictures are worth a thousand words! If this is still not enough, then read further to find out the impressions of WYSE in the words of one of the participants.
Each year, the programme follows a new theme, as many of the participants come back year on year. This enables inspiring, challenging and highly creative work of the elders to be done. The retreat theme this year was "Working with wisdom while dancing with dragons".
To read more about the WYSE Elders retreat, see here.
On the 'community' day, people requested that they really enjoyed spending the time together, focussing on their personal plans and enjoying the reconnection with the WYSE approach. On the 'working' day, we focussed on three projects:
- The collection of Alumni stories for promotional progress.
- The development and scoping of our cutting edge online leadership offering - Leaderwiki, which will provide leadership resources to engaging leadership all over the planet; and
- Alumni Online Support Programme, that is being built to create leadership mechanisms to support Alumni from each programme to reflect on their experiences of the ILP, integrate their learning from the programme and support how they return to their everyday environments.