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EVENT: UWA Staff Quiet Day

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Today's date is Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Set on a lovely bush block in Mundaring, this Quiet Day provides some space to 'be alone' in the company of other UWA academics and professional staff with the intention of marking out some good quality thinking/reflection time.

There is no formal content to the day – no presentations or flip chart paper! Rather we seek to create an environment of quiet, trust and collegiality in which things become clearer and creative new ideas can emerge. This involves a combination of small group reflections on poetry (which helps slow down the pace and takes us into a deeper level of contemplation) and an extended period of silence, in which participants can rest and reflect. ‘We do less in order to achieve more’. This is not a ‘religious’ event.

The principles underpinning the Quiet Day are based on the work of Parker J Palmer (The Courage to Teach; The Heart of Higher Education), more of which can be found at: www.couragerenewal.org

Cost: $60 including lunch, morning and afternoon teas ($45 for unwaged PhD students)

A registration form can be obtained by emailing michael.wood@uwa.edu.au or phone Michael for more information on 0435 065326

Registration and payment is needed by Thursday 21st September

Previous participants have commented:

"this retreat provided a rare opportunity to quietly reflect on what's going on for me internally as a teacher, helped by excellent facilitators and a wonderful peaceful location"

"the benefits of this retreat to my personal and professional life have been immense"

“Thank you for the retreat - I found it really useful, have a sense of focus, realised I was missing an important work goal and came home and wrote a research paper that has been bugging me for some time” (from unsolicited email)

“it is good because it forces you to disengage in order to more fully engage – well done and many thanks”

“useful, health-giving and creative time”

“definitely go!”

“The best thing about the day was the space to think (but the whole deal was great) – yes, go. Important opportunity to reflect. Thank you to the organisers. I feel positively that UWA supported this”.
Speaker(s) Michael Wood
Location Mundaring
Contact Michael Wood <michael.wood@uwa.edu.au>
Start Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:30
End Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:00
RSVP RSVP is required.
Submitted by Michael Wood <michael.wood@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:00
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