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Pillars of Strength: Salon 1 - Karen Downes Thu 25 May - Fri 26 May

  • Well-being

Developing the 12 Core Virtues of the Human Spirit

Human virtues are the strengths that reside in our heart yet are not emotional. They can be understood but are not intellectual and have their own wisdom and power, helping us to develop moral strength, integrity and compassion.   

In each of the salon series of four we will work with three of the virtues, beginning with Devotion, Balance and Perseverance – so needed in our world today. 

Karen Downes has worked for 30 years at the intersection of business, science and traditional contemplative practices developing new paradigms of leadership that enable human flourishing, business prosperity and planetary care.

The course begins with registration at 4.00pm on Thursday and starts with supper together at 6.30pm, followed by the first session. It continues from 9.30am - 4.00pm on the Friday. Fee includes Supper Thursday, Lunch on Friday and refreshments; plus breakfast for residential guests.

CPD single £180; shared £160; professional non-res £140

Individual single £165 shared £145 non-res £125

This is the complete list of all four Salons

Pillars of Strength 1

Devotion, Balance, Perseverance

Thursday 25- Friday 26 May

Pillars of Strength 2

Selflessness, Compassion, Courtesy

Thursday  22- Friday 23 June

Pillars of Strength 3

Contentment, Patience, Clarity

Thursday  20 – Friday 21 July

Pillars of Strength 4

Courage, Discretion, Magnanimity

dates to be announced


Karen is also offering a one-day workshop

Leading with Grace and Resilience Saturday 22 April

And a path-breaking conference FemmeQ Pop-Up Summit Thursday 6 - Friday 7 July

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