SRI Facilitator Retreat

3rd Annual SRI Facilitator Retreat
May 19 & 20, 2017
Burlington, Vermont

Participant Information

We are excited to offer our annual retreat for SRI facilitators who work to build internal capacity for change in schools and districts, across and among cities, states and regions, and on the international scene.

The agenda for this retreat will be geared toward facilitators who:

  • facilitate adult learning that extends beyond the introduction of SRI tools and processes to encompass the intentional and sustained achievement of SRI’s mission;
  • have spent considerable time coaching, teaching, and facilitating the work of SRI, with few opportunities to gather and reflect with others as they travel along their own developmental journey;
  • wish to learn more about creating the conditions necessary for engaging in conversations about inequity, examining assumptions and beliefs, and identifying and interrupting systemic barriers to equity in our schools.

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The purpose of this retreat is to:

  • Learn from and with each other by presenting our work for feedback;
  • Ask for and receive feedback on our facilitation;
  • Deeply reflect on our fierce commitment to equity as we work toward transformation, educational equity and excellence;
  • Work with other facilitators to develop strategies for supporting educators to make explicit connections between the work they bring for feedback and our mission of educational equity;
  • Surface the short- and long-term needs of facilitators to position SRI to better support them;
  • Continue to understand where SRI is in its development as a mission-driven organization, and the implications our mission holds for facilitators who work in SRI’s name.

Where: Champlain College

When: Friday May 19th (8am-4pm) and Saturday May 20th (8am-3pm)

Cost: $100 – includes materials; breakfast and lunch on Friday & Saturday

Lodging: Champlain College – Butler Hall

Room Rates (per person per night)
$45 per person single occupancy (plus one-time fee of $20 for bed & bath linens)
$35 per person double occupancy (plus one-time fee of $20 for bed & bath linens)

Space is limited to 40 participants! Please register ASAP to secure your spot!

Not sure if this retreat is for you? Have questions? Please contact Beth Graham (


Facilitator Retreat – for all participants: 

  • Our schedule each day is as follow:
    • Breakfast from 7:30-8:30
    • Our work will begin promptly at 8:30am each morning
    • We will end at 5pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday.  The meeting will take place in Aiken Hall, in the Morgan Room (room 103).  Map of the campus.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be available on campus in the dining hall.  Your registration fee includes meals tickets.  If you are staying on campus, you will receive your meal tickets when you check in.  If you are not staying on campus, please just come to breakfast on Friday and Kari will be there to give you your meal ticket. We asked those of you not staying on campus to confirm your breakfast attendance each day. We needed to do this so we have an accurate count for the college catering services.  If you did not reply, you are still welcome to join us for breakfast!
  • If you are driving to the retreat, you need a parking permit.

Lodging Information – for those staying on campus:

  • Please review check-in procedures and let us know if you have any questions.
  • All lodging is booked in Butler Hall.
  • Check-in is from 3pm-8pm on Thursday, May 18th.
  • Please call the after-hours cell phone: (802) 316-2352, to check in after 8pm.
  • As a reminder, you are staying in the dorms!  As such, pack accordingly. Your room will be fitted with sheets, blanket and pillow but not much else.  Be sure to bring all your toiletries, shower shoes, water bottle, and any other comforts you may need.