Queer Leadership Retreat 2022 🏳️‍🌈

Norfolk, UK

WC
205 reviews
Jul 4 - 6, 2022
Group size: 1 - 60
Queer Leadership Retreat 2022 🏳️‍🌈
Norfolk, UK

205 reviews

£NaN
Jul 4 - 6, 2022
Group size: 1 - 60

About this trip

The 2022 Queer Leadership Retreat:

A three day retreat during Pride season designed to give LGBTQ+ change-makers a chance to reflect, reconnect and reset. We're offering an exciting schedule of wellbeing workshops, self-empowerment sessions and panel discussions, all delivered by our We Create Space Collective.

Why join?

An opportunity to come together as Queer Leaders and Change-Makers. A change of environment to pause and reflect, acquire some new sustainable leadership tools and create space for personal and professional growth. Connect with other LGBTQ+ activists and learn from those driving forward change within their organisations and communities.


Become more informed and intuitive with the decisions you make as a change-maker.

Cultivate more confidence with knowing, connecting with and sharing your own story.

• Discover new self-care tools for managing your own mental health and wellbeing.

Hear new perspectives and feel empowered to lead, help and support others.

• Refresh and recalibrate your core values.

Understand better your actions, thoughts and beliefs as an ally of the entire LGBTQ+ community.

• A safe space to discuss, learn and get curious.

Useful information:

DATE : Mon 4th - Wed 6th July

LOCATION : West Lexham, Norfolk, UK

WHO'S ATTENDING? : LGBTQ+ leaders

COST : £400-£1000


GETTING THERE:

West Lexham, a stunning venue nestled within the beautiful Norfolk countryside, UK.

By train: Nearest station is Downham Market, with direct trains from London Kings Cross (1hr25)

By car: 2.5 hour drive from London. 


THE PROGRAMME:

See full programme at the bottom of this page.


THE TEAM:

All sessions delivered by our We Create Space Collective.


TO BRING:

Comfortable clothing for a bit of movement.

A jacket in-case we decide to take a walk outside. 

Trainers / outdoor shoes.

Journal / notepad / pen.


Yoga mats will be made available if needed.


PHONE & INTERNET:

There is signal and wifi however, please try to disconnect (create space!) as much as possible. 


FOOD AND DRINK:

All food and refreshments are included. Please inform us of any dietary requirements or restrictions ahead of time and we will try our best to accommodate you. Also if you have any allergies, please let us know in advance.


SECURITY:

We'd advise not bringing any valuables that you don't want to leave unattended in the main function room.


ACCESS REQUIREMENTS:

Please let us know if you have any specific access requirements. Send us an email if you'd like to ask a questions. Email: hello@wecreatespace.co

Do we offer subsidies?

We understand that not everyone is in a position to afford this event with everything going on right now. We're offering a number of free spaces to Queer Leaders and Activists who work for a charity / LGBTQ+ non-profit. Please apply via: hello@wecreatespace.co

Accessibility.

We are doing our best to make the retreat as accessible as possible. If you have any questions around accessibility or suggestions you would like to make, please feel free to email us at hello@wecreatespace.co

Will your organisation fund you?

If you are part of a larger organisation, business or LGBTQ+ network you may be able to secure internal funding to attend these events. We’ve created a separate business case pack for you to use. 


DOWNLOAD BUSINESS CASE HERE

Our Sponsors.

Special thanks goes to Pride at JTI who are kindly sponsoring these events. Their contribution will allow for more Queer Leaders from the charity and non-profit sector to attend.

What’s included

  • Workshops
    We've designed an exciting programme; a mix of wellbeing workshops, self-empowerment sessions and inspiring panel discussions. While also allowing time to rest and network.
  • Food
    We will provide all catering, with loads of freshly sourced produce. We will consciously prepare the food to be light, healthy and balanced but still nutritious and tasty.
  • Drink
    Teas, coffees and juices will be provided throughout the retreat as well as other refreshments at the end of the day. We'll also serve organic wine and beer with dinner.
  • Yoga and Movement
    All classes
  • Accommodation
    2 nights retreat accommodation. The venue offers a selection of comfortable single and shared occupancy accommodations, ranging from beautiful barns and cottages to glamping-style cabins and tents.
  • Transport
    Group transport to and from the venue (to local train stations).
  • Travel
    Flights, trains and individual transfers to and from the venue.
  • Medical Insurance
    Suitable and relevant medical and travel insurance to be provided by guests if necessary.

Available Packages

Community (Retreat only)
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This self-funding community option only includes access for one person to the Queer Leadership Retreat from Monday 4th - Wednesday 6th July 2022.


It includes Shared Accommodation.

£400
Deposit: £200
Corporate (Retreat only)
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This corporate sponsorship option only includes access for one person to the Queer Leadership Retreat from Monday 4th - Wednesday 6th July 2022.


It includes Private En-Suite Accommodation.


It also includes the sponsorship of one free place for a Queer Leader who works for a charity or non-profit. If you wish your company logo will be included in certain marketing materials.


DOWNLOAD BUSINESS CASE HERE

£800
Community Package
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This self-funding community package includes access for one person to both the Queer Leadership Summit (virtual) on Friday May 13th 2022 and the Queer Leadership Retreat from Monday 4th - Wednesday 6th July 2022.


It includes Shared Accommodation at the July Retreat.

£500
Deposit: £250
Corporate Package
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This corporate sponsorship package includes access for one person to the Queer Leadership Summit (virtual) on Friday May 13th 2022 and access for one person to the Queer Leadership Retreat from Monday 4th - Wednesday 6th July 2022


(The person attending the retreat must be the one to complete this booking and questionnaire.)


It includes Private En-Suite Accommodation at the July Retreat.


Please note that this package also includes the sponsorship of one free place, at both events, for a Queer Leader who works for a charity or non-profit.

£1,000

Available options

£25 Donation
£25
£50 Donation
£50
£100 Donation
£100
£200 Donation
£250
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Itinerary

WCS Beyond-Pride Retreat
The Programme (not final)

Monday 4th July

1pm - Check-in

3pm - Opening Session - Welcome

with Maylis Djikalou and Michael Stephens

5pm  - Workshop - How We Change

with various WCS team members

7pm - Relax - Community Connection

8pm - Dinner


Tuesday 5th July

7am - Short workout (optional)

8am - Morning Movement Practice

with David Kam and Char Bailey

9am - Breakfast

11am - Workshop - Queer Resilience

with Dr Paul Taylor-Pitt and Tash Thomas

1pm - Lunch

3pm - Workshop - Action & Imagination

with Shiva Raichandani and Andrew Seedall

5pm - Relax or Breathwork (Optional)

7pm - Dinner

9pm - Music and Meditation


Wednesday 6th July

8am - Morning Movement Practice

with David Kam and Char Bailey

9am - Breakfast

10am - Check-out of rooms

11am - Closing Session - What's Next?

with various WCS team members

12.00pm - Depart venue

Your Organizer


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WE CREATE SPACE
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We’re a global collective of Queer Leaders connecting communities with tools, knowledge and support networks for change and growth.

Reviews

I registered, got the confirmation email but never got the link to join the summit.
By Hector M for Queer Leadership Summit 2022 🏳️‍🌈 on 23 May, 2022
Hi Hector, we appreciate how annoying it must have been to not receive the link, and we apologise for that. As we explained, sometimes emails go into spam folders or are blocked by large corporation security systems, but it was definitely sent. Unfortunately you didn't let us know until the following week when it was too late for us to resend. Hopefully you can catch up on some of the recordings and join a future event soon.
By WE CREATE SPACE on 23 May, 2022
WC
Lots of powerful discussion and I walked away feeling so calm and empowered. Thank you WCS for an amazing day!
By Charlotte E for Queer Leadership Summit 2022 🏳️‍🌈 on 22 May, 2022
An insightful day, with great awareness of how tough this space can be to work in - wellbeing was a core component of the day.
By Jamie W for Queer Leadership Summit 2022 🏳️‍🌈 on 18 May, 2022
Great event! I learned a lot! Was great to hear so many varying perspectives. It was also reassuring to hear from different people how they are all winging it to some extent, but feel motivated by their experiences to stand up and make change. Having now attended a number of We Create Space events, I can't recommend them enough!
By Ant C for Queer Leadership Summit 2022 🏳️‍🌈 on 16 May, 2022
The workshop did not really have a Corporate perspective, which was the reason why I participated. Too many sessions on breathing etc., 1 was enough. Content definitely interesting.
By Unilever for Queer Leadership Summit 2022 🏳️‍🌈 on 16 May, 2022
Hello! Thanks for your feedback. We're very sorry to hear that our event didn't meet your expectations. We'll reach out to you directly, and if you are open to it we'd love to speak to better understand your comments. We are always looking to improve the delivery of our sessions.
By WE CREATE SPACE on 16 May, 2022
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I highly recommend We Create Space! I participated in a 2-day 'Who Am I?' Virtual Queer Leadership Retreat with other Queer leaders and it was truly transformational–I left forever changed. The intentional and purposeful programming by Michael and Maylis was so meaningful and well structured. The biggest draw for me was the community care and networking opportunity of being able to see and hear from other queer folx. This is what has been the hardest for me to find in my own personal journey.
By Luke L on 28 Jul, 2021
The workshop I attended literally created space in both my body and mind for exploration, curiosity and openness. It was wonderfully facilitated, inspired immensely by the speakers' talks and other queer participants sharings. It shifted the way I saw different aspects of my life and opened the room for more discovery. Definitely recommended to all queer people who want to learn more and increase their inner potential!
By Bers G on 09 Jul, 2021
I took part in a weekend Who Am I? retreat and highly recommend it. The group size is intimate so never feels too daunting and you're able to build connections well. Maylis was a fantastic organiser - felt there was great communication from pre-booking right through to afterwards. Michael is a fantastic host, he leads the retreat with from a place of kindness, vulnerability and openness I find really commendable. Whether you're new to self exploration or a seasoned pro - I think this is worth doing.
By Jamie M on 01 Sep, 2020
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