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ERIC Number: EJ969176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
Measuring the Impact of the Circle of Trust[R] Approach
Smith, Janet
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n130 p101-111 Sum 2012
Since the first Circle of Trust retreat was offered in 2005, the Center for Courage & Renewal (CCR) and other individual facilitators across the United States, Canada, and Australia have continued to offer many cross-professional retreats, as they have proven extremely popular. They are designed for people from any profession who want to deepen their interactions and conversations in their workplaces, relationships, and communities. Each of the Circle of Trust retreats includes guidelines, sometimes called touchstones or boundary markers, that establish norms and respectful boundaries for working together. This chapter reports the findings of an evaluation that explored the impact of Circle of Trust retreats and the learning and personal and professional applications in the lives of retreat participants. The Center for Courage & Renewal began offering Circle of Trust cross-professional retreats in 2005 to provide people from any profession with an opportunity to experience a "circle of trust" as described by Parker J. Palmer in his 2004 book, "A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; United States