This program will include activities that explore individual values clarification, teamwork dynamics, interpersonal connections, and personal goal-setting.
For many young professional men, something has always gotten in the way of having a complete and fulfilling life. First, it was years of school, ranging from high school to graduate programs, that prevented you from exploring the world. Next, your drive and ambition for a job stopped you from going out and meeting people. Now? After achieving a great education and an amazing job, what’s next? Many young professional men grapple with not being able to find their next steps in life. The structure that once guided them to where they are today is no longer there, and all that lays in front of them is a lonely path.
However, it doesn’t have to be like that. The Pathfinders Retreat is specifically designed for young professional men who want to gain some instruction and guidance as they discover where their path forward in life might take them. Gain confidence in stepping forward to the unknown through exploration of personal values clarification, building teamwork dynamics, interpersonal connections, and personal goal-setting.
Teamwork Dynamics
Many young professional men battle with the social expectations of masculinity, leading to difficulty forming meaningful relationships, both personally and professionally. While self-reliance is certainly a virtue to be admired, many professional settings require an aspect of teamwork dynamics. Not feeling included in projects, or having the feeling of “not being in control” can definitely cloud the path you are on. At the Pathfinders Retreat, we will explore various methods to develop successful teamwork dynamics, ultimately providing clarity to you and your goals.
Interpersonal Connections
There are plenty of young professional men who have focused solely on their education and career. This may have led to a lack of developing true and meaningful interpersonal connections. By utilizing the resources learned during the Pathfinders Retreat, as well as specific techniques provided by Michael DeVoll, you can start on a path to developing vital interpersonal connections and relationships.
Personal Goal Setting
Personal goal setting is an important issue for many young working professional men. Looking back, goals have always been set, starting with receiving a high school diploma, a bachelor’s degree, then getting the job and/or house. But what is next? By exploring techniques to develop your own personal goals, you can step out from the fog of uncertainty and into the path that you have defined for yourself.
Next Retreat
March 20-22, 2020
A small-group, weekend retreat for male mental health providers to reconnect to the purpose of their work and to recreate the energy needed to thrive in that work. This will be an opportunity to connect with other caring men on the unique challenges we face in the field.