Touchstone: Trusted Spaces Program

An Initiative of the Center for Courage & Renewal

The Touchstone programs draw on nearly a century's worth of combined experience, delivering programs and practices that have given thousands of leaders deep insight into the inner landscape of their leadership—the foundation for courageous and authentic leadership in work and life.


The Trusted Spaces program concentrates on developing settings that build trust across organizations, supporting authentic and committed participation and innovation.


Program Details 

To receive the full benefit of these programs, participants are expected to join all retreats and monthly coaching opportunities. 
Retreats are held at Seasons at the Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo, MI.

Retreat 1: Touchstone: Trusted Spaces Session I February 10 - 13, 2019

Retreat 2: Touchstone: Trusted Spaces Session II July 14 - 17, 2019

Each retreat begins at 9:00 a.m. on Day 1. Each retreat concludes with lunch at noon on Day 3. For both retreats, we recommend that you arrive the evening before official programming begins. 

Eligible participants: Those with positions of organizational responsibility (C-suite, vice presidents, directors) who desire to tap their personal and organizational potential and naturally find deep value in employee growth, retention, satisfaction, and creativity.

Group size:
15-20 people

Venue: Events at Seasons, the Fetzer Institute's meeting facility, are convened in partnership with nonprofits, public agencies, universities, and other foundations and are by invitation only. These gatherings reflect the programmatic priorities of the Institute and are consistent with its mission and values.

Seasons is a meeting facility where guests come together in dialogue to identify strategies, create solutions, and develop community. Architecturally designed as a place for retreat and renewal as well as a space for community and conversation, the facility offers many opportunities for inward reflection and outward engagement.

Seasons includes a meeting house, 24 individual lodging units, a group dining room, a shared living room and other informal gathering spaces. The structures that comprise Seasons were designed with materials from the Great Lakes basin and with as little impact on the surrounding woods as possible.


  • Where

  • Seasons at Fetzer Institute
    9292 West KL Ave.
    Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
    (269) 375-2000

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