Assumptions about Formation Team Members:
individuals and team members need an understanding of the
principles and practices of formation. Those who wish to
design formation experiences for others will need to be able
create and hold a disciplined, evocative, and nurturing space
for growth and learning.
design formation experiences of different durations for a
variety of purposes and participants.
poetry, stories, art, music, and insights from wisdom traditions
to evoke the "inner teacher."
understand and employ the power of paradox while holding a
integrate deep listening, silence, solitude, community, and the
Clearness Committee process.
commit to one's own ongoing inner work.
identify one's own needs, goals, strengths, and weaknesses, and
work with a mentor to assess progress toward mutually
for Individual and Team Participation in Deepening and Sustaining
Provide the information below with your individual and team
responses by April 15, 2002. Send to
CFHE@dcccd.edu or CFHE, 701 Elm, Dallas, TX 75202.
here to view an example application
Name: First Name, Middle Initial,
Title, Dept., Institution
Address: City, State/Province,
Phones: home and work, with area
Email: home and work; Fax
preferences/restrictions: (NOTE: Most dietary preferences can
be accommodated; please contact us if you have unusual dietary
Please call us
regarding special services and/or medical concerns related to
your time in Taos. For example, we'd like to know if mobility
issues make it desirable for you to have a ground floor room.
wishing to pursue formation with the Center beyond the
awareness-building level should complete the following:
personal statement about the relationship of formation to your
current sense of vocation, including a review of the
awareness-building activities you have engaged in. The
statement should also indicate how you work with questions of
integrity and authenticity in your own life.
indication of the role you will play in your institution's
Formation Team. Those intending to become formation
facilitators should include a summary of experiences with
The team should
provide a statement about the significant formational
questions for the institution.
packet must include a statement from the Chief
Executive Officer (or designated administrator) of the college
about the institution's level of commitment to the goals of
formation and the costs associated with preparation: travel,
room and board, consultation, mentoring.