Cross-generational wisdom sharing enables us to weave our work into a richer, stronger tapestry. Using a workshop model initiated by the Berrett-Koehler Foundation, Leadership Exchanges are one-day events that bring together emerging and experienced leaders across diverse fields, identities, and leadership philosophies to explore and evolve leadership individually and culturally. Leadership Exchanges model the sort of leadership we wish to cultivate: they are inclusive, engaging, process-conscious and highly experiential. Through intergenerational dialogue, both emerging and experienced leaders have the unique opportunity to come together to share and practice innovative leadership forms. Creative activities help participants learn new methods to bring about positive systems change and collaborate on critical societal or organizational issues that are important in their organizations and communities.

Leadership Exchanges Provide:

  • Spaciousness for reflection

  • Small group discussion & collaboration

  • Opportunity to challenge generational myths

  • Lessons from the natural world

  • Collective inspiration to lead with conviction & grace

Jason & Natanya, past participants, current co-facilitors on the design team.

Jason & Natanya, past participants, current co-facilitors on the design team.


Fall Exchange: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Theme: Leadership & Love

Design/Facilitator Team: Natanya Vanderlaan, Jason Vanderlaan & Holly Wilkinson

Leadership, what does love have to do with it? Everything. Take time to come together with others across  generations to explore:

  • personal and professional edges of leadership

  • how love is an essential element in focusing daily priorities

  • exchanging lived experience and aspirations

    The beautiful setting of the Green Mountain Monastery provides inspiration to hold and nourish our journeys. Breathe fresh air into your vision while building new connections for the work ahead.  

"Everyone who draws a breath "takes the lead" many times a day...Our lives as leaders both demand and deserve reflection. They demand reflection because we must know what is in our hearts, lest our leadership do more harm than good. They deserve reflection because it is often challenging to sustain the heart to lead."

~Parker J. Palmer


Vergennes, VT: TRELEVEN Farm

Treleven is a learning & retreat collaborative that encourages responsible stewardship of natural resources, reverence for the world around us, thoughtful action to address issues of social justice, and innovative integration of these values with the way people actually live their lives."  

Leadership Exchanges at Treleven Farm offer a unique opportunity for intergenerational leaders to come together in a beautiful and safe space to explore questions at the heart of their leadership with honesty and integrity.

To learn more about upcoming events at Treleven, contact us at: