WOMEN OF COLOR FACULTY RETREAT

 A professional development weekend devoted to your success, your wellness, your joy.

YES, I WANT IN

WOMEN OF COLOR FACULTY RETREAT

A professional development weekend dedicated to your success, your wellness, your joy.

YES, I'M IN

Fall 2022 retreat: Sept 30 - Oct 3

For the safety of all participants, you must be vaccinated and boosted to attend this retreat.

What you can expect...

Success Workshops

Explore pathways to healthy progress, advancement, and goal achievement.  

Mindfulness Sessions 

Engage in practices that reduce stress, increase focus, and promote healing.

Supportive Community

Share in authentic sisterhood where your whole self is recognized and welcomed.

Deep Restoration

Replenish from individual, interpersonal, and systemic challenges faced daily.

What's included...

  • Three magical nights at Elohee Retreat Center in the foothills of Georgia's breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. 
  • Beautiful accommodations designed to maximize calm and comfort, from the soothing wall colors to the plush, white duvets to the elegant, well-stocked bathrooms.
  • Nourishing, delicious meals that are exclusively or mostly vegetarian.
  • 14+ hours of programming created with you in mind.
  • Expert facilitation focused on the deep interconnectedness among success, wellness, and positionality.
  • Inclusive, whole-person coaching that is effective, warm, and affirming.
  • Firelight circles that invite connection with self, others, and the tranquil surroundings. 
  • Gentle movement and/or guided hike to restore mind, body, and spirit. 
  • Time to exhale, unplug, and just be.

What you can expect...

Success Workshops 

Explore pathways to healthy progress, advancement, and goal achievement.  

Mindfulness Sessions 

Engage in practices that reduce stress, increase focus, and promote resiliency.

Supportive Community

Share in authentic sisterhood where your whole self is recognized and welcomed.

Deep Restoration

Replenish from individual, interpersonal, and systemic challenges faced daily.

What's included...

  • Three magical nights at Elohee Retreat Center in the foothills of Georgia's breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. 
  • Beautiful accommodations designed to maximize calm and comfort, from the soothing wall colors to the plush, white duvets to the elegant, well-stocked bathrooms.
  • Nourishing, delicious meals that are exclusively or mostly vegetarian.
  • 14+ hours of programming developed specifically for women of color.
  • Expert facilitation dually focused on work and wellness.
  • Effective, affirming support that recognizes the unique challenges women of color face in the academy.
  • Firelight sister circles that invite connection with self, others, and the tranquil surroundings. 
  • Gentle morning yoga and/or guided hike to restore mind, body, and spirit. 
  • Time to exhale, unplug, and just be.

I know first hand the various ways the academy can be a dangerous place for WOC. The retreat offered me a chance to be my authentic self and feel the love and support I've missed. Thank you!

 

Kimberly Nichele Brown, PhD, Associate Professor

Sample Schedule

Attendees report learning how to better...

Achieve goals

Manage high work demands

Cope with stress

Address perfectionism and imposter syndrome

This was a life-changing experience. There are not enough spaces or opportunities for WOC to pause, reflect, and reset. This retreat has allowed us that space. I recommend this experience at last once a year for WOC faculty.

 

Littisha A. Bates, PhD, Associate Professor

Positions of recent attendees...

Attendees come from a variety of institutions:

 

​Broward College

Brown University

Lehigh University

Morehouse School of Medicine

Southern Illinois University

Spelman College

University of Cincinnati

University of Connecticut, Storrs

University of Houston Downtown

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Boston

University of Missouri-Columbia

University of North Carolina, Wilmington

University of Texas, San Antonio

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Virginia Commonwealth University

Hi! I'm Roxanne.

WellAcademic founder. Psychologist. Full professor. Yoga teacher wanna-be. Mama to two kids born while I was untenured (yes, it was an intense time).

And, best of all, your lead retreat facilitator.

I've been practicing in the areas of health and wellness for 20+ years. As a Black feminist woman of multiracial descent (Black/Asian/White), I'm committed to developing programs, like this retreat, that help women of color find pathways to joy, wellness, connection, and achievement in their work-lives.

And I know from experience that carving out these pathways is possible, even in terrain filled with systemic, institutional, and interpersonal obstacles.

So if you're in need of deep transformation and sisterhood, I invite you to join me on the mountain this fall.

I can't wait to see you.

This was an amazing and life-changing experience. It was the first retreat where I attended as a woman of color faculty where it was about who I am and not what I do. 

 

Danielle Dickens, PhD, Assistant Professor

Women of Color Faculty Retreat

Sept 30 - Oct 3 
Elohee Retreat Center, Sautee Nacoochee, GA
 
***The retreat is full, but you can join the waitlist in case a spot opens up*** 

Standard, Single Occupancy

$2100

  • One twin bed
  • Shared hall bath (with 1 other retreatant)
  • All meals from arrival day dinner to departure day lunch
  • 14+ hours of programming
  • All taxes and fees
SOLD OUT --> JOIN THE WAITLIST

Premium, Single Occupancy

$2550

  • One king or two twin beds
  • En suite, private bath
  • All meals from arrival day dinner to departure day lunch
  • 14+ hours of programming
  • All taxes and fees
SOLD OUT --> JOIN THE WAITLIST

The fellowship and compassion we were able to feel provided an abundant source of energy to recharge my career. Not short of amazing!

 

Flavia Bastos, PhD, Professor

I know what you're thinking...

Still have Q's? Not sure you're a good fit?

I'm here for you. Just send me a message and let me know how I can help. I typically respond in one business day. 

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