In order to achieve this goal, you (and your team) should experience a personal formation journey.
Living without answers to life’s most enduring questions can leave you adrift and filled with doubt.
And the people and communities in your life can suffer.
No one should feel this way personally or professionally.
We know the discomfort of a community operating without a shared understanding of goodness and virtue.
That’s why we’ve spent years building a program to help people on their personal formation journeys, and help organizations lead with character.
First, schedule a consult so we can understand your needs.
Then we will help you prepare by arranging a retreat program for you.
Finally, begin your journey by sponsoring the retreat and bringing it to life.
Stop the wondering and start the questioning, and find the path to a life of meaning, for you and your community.
You will receive a satchel of materials to launch your journey: 6-7 books, a writing journal, and drawing & writing pencils and pens.
Through a combination of readings, music, art, drawing, and other activities, we will prepare to gather.
And with the help of our facilitator/guides, we will discuss, listen, explore, interact, reflect and journal with a group of fellow travelers.
Our retreat together will be in-person for 3 days or virtually part-time over the course of 8 weeks.
Tamera L. Miyasato, Mdewakantan Dakota, was born in Yankton, SD and grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation, where she is an enrolled tribal member.
She is the Director of Operations for The Liber Institute and has extensive practice working with American Indian communities. She is the creator of the Woope Sakowin in the Educational Setting, which is a holistic school improvement framework based on the Seven Laws of the Lakota.
She is the co-founder and director of Indigenous Storytime, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide wakanyeja (children) with continued access to indigenous language and culture. Tamera has worked with renowned filmmaker, Chris Eyre, as well as conducted community outreach, and public health education to promote healthy lifestyles and awareness of traditional Lakota practices.
Tamera shares her work with educators across Turtle Island (United States) through speaking engagements, professional learning workshops, and educator coaching. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, currently, Tamera is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Dakota. Tamera wants to be remembered as a good relative in all aspects of her life. She strives to be a compassionate leader who offers an Indigenous perspective to education.
Her prayer is for her son to carry on this legacy as a strong, resilient Dakota which has been passed down through her ancestral lineage.
Sarah White (she/her), Oglala Lakota, is the Founder & Executive Director of the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition (SDEEC). Sarah grew up in Rockyford, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota.
She has more than 11 years of experience working and advocating for Indigenous Education within various roles including Title VI Indian Education Programs, at Rapid City Area Schools in South Dakota and at Omaha Public Schools in Omaha, Nebraska. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a Master’s of Education degree from Creighton University, and a PK-12 Administrator endorsement from the University of South Dakota.
Sarah is a current board member of The Rapid City Club for Boys, Liber Institute, Mahpiya Luta Owayawa (Red Cloud Indian School), Oceti Sakowin Community Academy, and Elevate Rapid City. She is also a 2019 Bush Fellow, 2021 Class Member of Leadership South Dakota, and a facilitator for Wisdom for Good Personal Formation Retreats.
Sarah, after a long journey of self-discovery, has become a full participant in her own life and has started to see her sacred gifts as the paintbrush that paints the canvas of her role within her own life, and its contribution to the larger mural of her community. Sarah is a passionate advocate of Indigenous education whose work seeks to elevate the urgent narrative of Indigenous education through the lens of community.
Her desire in this role is to create a cohesive and collaborative effort to identify and implement solutions that address our shared concerns regarding Indigenous education. Sarah is a mother to 4 amazing sons.
Dr. Franklin is currently Managing Director of Uncornered, a novel gang recidivism program headquartered in Dorchester MA with branches in Kansas City and around the country.
He was a Fellow in Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. Previously, Bernard served as Vice President of Student Life at Mount St. Mary’s University (MD), having been the Special Assistant to the President, and Assistant Vice President at Kansas State University.
Bernard started his career at the University of South Alabama. A BS graduate of Kansas State University, Bernard completed his MS in Counseling and Behavioral Studies from the University of South Alabama; and he completed his Ph.D. in Counseling and Higher Education administration, with a focus on boys and men’s development.
At the National Center for Fathering, Bernard served as Vice President and Urban Director. Bernard completed a two-month field research journey to West Africa to study the fathering heritage of African American men for an unpublished book.
Bernard was presented the Vision Award for his “pioneering work in educating men on the importance of fatherhood” by the Morehouse College Research Institute. Bernard was honored as Kansas City Royals “Father of the Year” and served as a member of the NFL Kansas City Chief’s counseling team. Bernard has been working with several national organizations on the integration and intersectionality of theology and the emerging neuroscience research.
Bernard is a trained Spiritual Mentor/Director, and he has taught classes related to “The Psychology of the African American Family”, and “Trauma, Resilience and Neuroscience.” Bernard has consulted and keynoted national and regional conferences, and conducted professional development to higher education, K-12 institutions, and many national organizations on a wide range of leadership, diversity, trauma and neuroscience.
Bernard is the widowed and proud father of a daughter and three sons, and seven grandchildren. The underlying passion of Bernard’s mature adult life has been the understanding and pursuit of personal transformation – the unfolding of the true-self associated with a journey of awakening. Bernard wants to be known as an instrument of peace and healing for his children, and for all people who have been severely traumatized—emotionally and psychologically damaged by systemic oppression, hatred and dehumanizing behavior.
His aspiration is to be a healer of human souls!
Bernard wants his wonderful four adult children and four grandchildren to dance like their ancestors—in their authentic, creative brilliance!
Tony Klemmer is the founder of Wisdom for Good, a retreat program for adult personal formation, and founder and President of the NAATE Program focused on delivering intense residential programs of advanced learning to high performing K – 12 classroom teachers and school leaders across the country.
Tony received his Ph.D. in Humanities from Salve Regina University. His doctoral work focuses on Moral Coherence in the Modern World. He graduated from the Harvard Business School, and served on the Executive Committee of its Alumni Board, and has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He helped found several high-tech companies and developed distribution networks in Europe and ran Asian sales offices, as an officer of a multi-national technology company. In 2011 he was named to the inaugural cohort of Pahara/Aspen Institute Teacher Leader Fellows and serves as an Aspen Global Leadership Network Moderator. He previously served as Assistant Headmaster of Portsmouth Abbey School.
Tony has been a Lecturer in Management at Yale University’s School of Management, and taught Production and Operations Management in the MBA program at Babson College.
He serves as a Senior Advisor to the Cindy A. Lyons Center for Equity in Urban Education at Elms College, Chicopee, MA, and now teaches a course to undergraduates at Salve Regina University, based on the W4G Retreat Program: “The Quest for Spirituality.”
Tony is the father of four grown sons, married for 40 years. Adult education has been his calling for the last almost 20 years.
After a doctoral thesis on living morally, he has pursued this quest to the present time. He hopes to count more friends than enemies and more good things said about him, than not.
He holds onto his long marriage, his four sons, two daughters-in-law, a grandson, and his extended family as some of his greatest gifts.
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