Thriving as a Whole Woman

Please join the Center for Nature and Leadership (CNL) at this immersive in-person gathering on the wild desert lands of the Aravaipa Canyon, Arizona. We will convene as an intergenerational, cross-sectoral community of women leaders, reuniting existing members and welcoming newcomers as we strengthen the diversity of our networks and perspectives.

Led by skilled Center for Nature and Leadership guides, this program offers a deep immersion into nature’s seasonal wisdom (aka, the Four Ways of Knowing). By pairing this teaching with self-reflection, extended periods of time on the land, and practicing the art of sharing, listening, and mirroring each other’s stories, participants will find greater clarity, conviction and empowerment to manifest their most authentic selves and make a powerful difference in the world.

FORMAT: In-person at Aravaipa Canyon Ranch, Winkelman, AZ
TIMING: April 17th to 21st, 2024
Registration: click here to learn more and pre-register


Groundwork: An Introduction to Nature-Based Leadership

This program establishes a toolkit of essential nature-based leadership practices that encourages the refinement of a unique, holistic leadership style and introduces participants to the value and importance of intention in their personal and professional life. Along with other outcomes, participants create an intention statement that serves as a “north star” for the issues most pertinent to each participant, and to their personal and professional development.
FORMAT: Virtual, with specific outdoor practices in your own region
TIMING: July 28th to 30th, 2023
Registration: click here to learn more and register


Growing Your Best Self

This program helps program participants deepen their understanding of nature-based leadership through immersion in the Four Ways of Knowing. By doing so, participants integrate their nature-based leadership practices in a framework that supports them in bringing their intentions to life through development of a Road Map of intended future actions, and inviting Nature as personal mentor, model and mirror.
FORMAT: Virtual, with specific outdoor practices in your own region
TIMING: September 28th – December 7th, 2023
Registration: click here to learn more and pre-register for our offering


Abundant Harvest: Getting it Done

This new offering can best be viewed as an incubator for launching a new personal or professional initiative. A fallacy of many nature-based programs is that they support participants in the severance and liminal phases of a transformational journey, but lack the ongoing tactical perspective, mentoring and community support for manifesting and incorporating new ideas, revelations, and/or new projects into day-to-day life. This program provides the above, using live case studies and nature-based, MBA-like practices in a setting of mutual support to help you accomplish your goals.
FORMAT: Virtual, with specific indoor and outdoor practices in your own region
TIMING: Fall 2024
Registration: click here to learn more and pre-register for our 2024 offering

**The above three programs can be taken individually, or in sequence, depending on the needs of the participant.


Regenerative Leadership Year-Long: Building Diverse, Resilient, and Thriving Networks

This is a deep dive immersion into nature-based leadership that unfolds over an extended period of time through in-person and online gatherings. It comprises three extended (4-5 days) in-person gatherings, monthly online sessions, and on-going mentoring/coaching. It will introduce new practices, including an extended wilderness solo modeled after wilderness rites of passage programs. It will also provide participants the opportunity to deepen their unique leadership style through understanding of and immersion in the Four Ways of Knowing.
FORMAT: Blended – in-person & virtual
TIMING: 12 month overall duration, with 3 sessions in-person every 6 months at wilderness venues and monthly virtual council sessions (Schedule TBD).
Registration: click here to pre-register for the program and receive notification when it scheduled