An Omega Women’s Leadership Center Program: Emotional Courage for Women Leaders
June 2017

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An Omega Women’s Leadership Center Program: Emotional Courage for Women Leaders

A Training with Mediators Without Borders

June 23, 2017 – June 25, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Shauna Ries, M. Sue Kurita
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There is nothing like that “aha” moment when we suddenly understand someone else’s perspective. In fact, it is a crucial step in cultivating empathy, an essential connection tool that is more important than ever in today’s world.

In this workshop we explore how, when we suspend the thoughts that separate us from others, we are free to discover the experiences and life events that connect us. When we approach each other this way, we can develop the understanding that opens the door for deepened relationships. Through group discussion and dialogue, we:

  • Examine and apply the inAccord Conflict Analysis model 
  • Learn mediation techniques to reframe issues, deal with impasse, negotiate solutions, and prevent and resolve conflict
  • Use clear communication to build unifying and effective solutions to personal and professional challenges
  • Practice and cultivate empathy to see the perspectives of another

Women who want to learn how to develop a greater understanding of their relationships, and deepen their leadership skills are welcome.

Scholarships are available; see Women's Leadership Rhinebeck Workshops application at

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Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.

$25 materials fee; include when your register.

Things to Bring:

Bring comfortable clothing for sitting in the workshop and a sweater or shawl for temperature changes.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Shauna Ries, LCSW, MFT, MDR, cofounder of Mediators Without Borders and Arbitrators Without Borders, is the creator of INACCORD Conflict Analysis model with her team which has more than 2,000 Certified Mediator & Arbitrator graduates and has served more than 20 countries. Ries is the author of In Justice inAccord, Touchstone Skills for Authentic Communication, and Quality of Life.

M. Sue Kurita has served as a judge for over 26 years and is Vice-Chair on the Texas Supreme Court State Commission for Judicial Conduct and a member of the Grievance Oversight Committee and the Texas Center for the Judiciary Curriculum Committee. She was named a U.S. delegate to the Hague Convention Child Abduction Treaty, a Woman Trailblazer by the El Paso Bar Association, and been awarded the Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award and the City of El Paso Conquistador Award. She holds certification from the Oblate School of Theology and Mediators Without Borders.