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Leadership the Way Nature Intended – G18051

Workshop ID: G18051
Dates: May 4 - May 6
Price: $520.00 - $1,050.00

Join us for a weekend immersion in nature focused on your leadership!

Learn how you can benefit from the emerging field of nature-based leadership—and put your knowledge to work for others. Bring a work-related challenge or opportunity and leave with an action plan that you can put into practice Monday morning. Consider bringing a team from your organization to get the maximum effect of Leadership the Way Nature Intended.  ! Leave refreshed and ready to bring the benefits of nature-based experiences to every facet of your life—at home, in relationships, at play, work and in diverse settings.


  • Human health and well-being are inextricably linked to the health of the planet’s living systems.
  • Direct experiences in nature nourish health, hope, creativity and compassion.
  • Nature-based leadership is inherently collaborative and generative; it differs significantly from current mechanistic and hierarchical leadership models and is a way forward to restore the balance between people and nature.
  • The world of nature is inherently life-giving. Evidence and common sense indicate that nature itself can heal, inspire, inform and guide all human activities.
  • Every lesson for living, learning, serving and leading is either written indelibly in or inspired by nature.


  • How to apply nature’s lessons to enhance your life, at home, work, and everywhere else.
  • Strategies for incorporating principles of nature-based leadership in business, education, non-profit and health sectors.
  • A sense of community, connection and support.
  • Opportunities to learn more, from graduate school to life itself.


Business owners, managers and supervisors; teachers, school principals, administrators and other educators; non-profit executives; health care professionals; and anyone interested in leadership development and positive social change.
CEUs are available for an additional cost. Contact Cheryl Charles, for more information.


Package Price
Camping RV$635.00
Camping w/Electricity$635.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$700.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,040.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,050.00
Cheryl Charles

Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., is an innovator, author, organizational executive and educator.  Cheryl is the Co-Founder, President and CEO Emerita of the Children & Nature Network (C&NN). She currently serves as a consultant to the Network,

Beverly Winterscheid

Beverly Winterscheid, Ph.D. is a mentor and motivator to women leaders seeking to bring about a better world. A former MBA professor and business executive, she is Founder and Executive Director of the Center for

Registration for all workshops and retreats closes two weeks prior to the start date so that we can be adequately prepared for your arrival. Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note:  Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1001 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
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