Islandwood EMERGE Leadership WEEKEND Residency

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01/08/2016 - 01/10/2016
5:30 pm

4450 Blakely Avenue Northeast,
Bainbridge Island, WA


Bookings are closed for this event.

The workshop will be held in the beautiful Islandwood, a LEED Gold environmental conference facility located on 250-plus acres on Bainbridge Island, WA.   PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ISLANDWOOD WEEKEND RESIDENCY SCHEDULE DIFFERS (it’s extended) FROM WORKSHOPS HELD IN OTHER LOCATIONS. The program starts with dinner on Friday evening and ends in the late afternoon on Sunday. (Note that you can check in as early at 3:30, allowing you to take self-guided walks, hang out at the lodge fireplace, or just breathe! Yoga is offered early Sunday before breakfast as part of the program. Be prepared for a productive, intimate, and restorative experience! One recent participant reported that this is “the only workshop of this kind (he’s) ever attended, where it has ’stuck’”.   Workshop Faculty includes Kathleen O’Brien, David Eisenberg, and John Cunningham. See faculty bios at Yoga will be offered by Yvonne Kraus, a member of the EMERGE Leadership community and a RYT200 certified yoga instructor specializing and power and restorative yoga.


  • Take advantage of the early bird rates (available until November 18, 2015): $612.85.
  • Regular (available until December 31, 2015): $715.85.
  • “Local Champions” (discounts to reward your active membership in green building and/or sustainability non-profits including local chapters of the USGBC, NW EcoBuilding Guild, ILFI, and SBA grads.) early bird: $592.25, after Nov 18, 2015, $695.25.

Emerge Cover_finalEMERGE BOOK SPECIAL: Emerge: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community,” (pub. price $23.95) won’t be out till late January.  However, workshop attendees will get a free advance PDF copy.  Value added with bonus materials (forms, exercises, links, etc.).

EMERGE COMMUNITY SPECIAL: The Residency is offered at a special “Refresher” rate of $303 to EMERGE ALUMNI to cover food and lodging. If numbers permit, additional advanced topics will be offered in an “alumni” track.

GROUP RATES: Want to use the EMERGE Leadership workshop to jump-start your organization’s leadership initiative? Special group rates are available (more than 2, max at 4). Limited availability. Inquire at

SAVE MONEY: Registration via this portal  is very convenient, but costs roughly 3% more to cover paypal fees. If you wish to avoid paying this  surcharge, you may pay by check. Please specify on the check which workshop you are attending (e.g Islandwood/January 2016), and make the check payable to The EMERGE Leadership Project, 1100 Donald Place NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Prices by check: EB $595; EB-Local Champion $575 (postmarked by November 18, 2016; R $695; R-Local Champion $675.

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LODGING: Registration includes lodging for Friday & Saturday night at Islandwood. All rooms are double occupancy.

For general questions, see FAQ.