Encouraging the Heart of the Teacher
Glenda Williams, Lone Star College
Sue Jones, CRWHE and Richland College
Presentation at the Teaching Professor Conference
The Center for Renewal and Wholeness in Higher Education (CRWHE) prepares individuals to facilitate professional development programs in renewal and wholeness for faculty and staff in their college or university. With their institution’s support, facilitation teams engage in a preparation program that includes a week-long retreat, the opportunity to engage in an annual, nation-wide and/or regional Gathering of facilitators, and ongoing mentoring by CRWHE staff and consultants.
CRWHE has prepared facilitators in more than 45 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Their work is informed by the teaching and writing of Parker J. Palmer and others and is enhanced by a number of concepts and processes, such as Servant Leadership, Appreciative Inquiry, Dialogue, and Relationship-Centered Care.
Sponsored by the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) and the League for Innovation in the Community College (League), CRWHE is hosted by Richland College of the DCCCD. More than two dozen leaders in higher education serve as National Distinguished Advocates for CRWHE.