WOMEN OF COLOR FACULTY RETREAT

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

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WOMEN OF COLOR FACULTY RETREAT

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

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Fall 2022 retreat: Sept 30 - Oct 3

Due to COVID-19, we are not planning a Fall 2021 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 developed specifically for womxn of color.
  • Expert facilitation dually focused on work and wellness.
  • Effective, affirming coaching 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.

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

All-Inclusive rates

Standard, Single Occupancy

$2100

*rate subject to change

  • One twin bed
  • Shared hall bath (with 1 other retreatant)
  • All meals from arrival day dinner to departure day lunch
  • 14+ hours of programming
  • Optional yoga and/or guided hike
  • $100 discount for joining waitlist
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Premium, Single Occupancy

$2550

*rate subject to change

  • One king or two twin beds
  • En suite, private bath
  • All meals from arrival day dinner to departure day lunch
  • 14+ hours of programming
  • Optional yoga and/or guided hike
  • $100 discount for joining waitlist
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Funding the retreat...

 

Securing institutional funding for a women of color faculty retreat can be challenging. We get it.

To help, ​we offer a limited number of grants to WellAcademic community members who would benefit from the retreat but need assistance covering the costs. Grants are on a first-come, first-served basis. Because we are only able to offer a limited number and do not ask for proof of need, please do not seek a grant if you have the means to attend the retreat without this assistance. Contact Roxanne for more information.

​Several participants have been successful after an initial "no" using our retreat rationale document. It links the retreat's objectives to empirical evidence on the retention and progression of women of color faculty. Download and share with your decision-makers or include parts in your request for support.

RETREAT RATIONALE

I know what you're thinking...

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

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, Assitant Professor

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