An in-person retreat for leaders, hosts, facilitators, and other change makers

Our fourth LASP retreat at the Beuerhof Seminar Center in Germany is complete.

Sept. 11 - 15, 2022


These times call for different ways of knowing and leading.

It’s time to question our approach to leadership and explore new possibilities with curiosity, creativity, and a willingness to evolve.

Together we will discover new forms of leadership that catalyze mutual sense-making and wise action.

Since 2016, a network of organizational pioneers has gathered annually to explore sacred leadership. The urgency of our exploration grows in this time of war, pandemic, climate change, and other global crises

The Leading as Sacred Practice (LASP) Retreat is a place to liberate ourselves from our conditioning and embrace new forms. Now is the time to invite and amplify emergence and innovation in our collective consciousness. We invite you to join us and co-create new forms of leadership

This Retreat was For...

  • Organizational leaders who are guiding systemic change.

  • Consultants, facilitators, and other change agents who lead group processes.

  • Innovators exploring new ways of thinking, sensing, and collaborating.

  • People who seek to better align their values with their leadership.

  • Anyone actively working to create new social forms to support our transition to a more unified world.

Beuerhof Info
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“Our group developed trust almost immediately, which enabled deep work."

Claire Lachance, CEO Institute of Noetic Sciences, California

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 "Capable leaders held a space that connected us to our future."

Michael Knauf, former executive, new work activist & facilitator, Germany

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"It is precious and rare when such diverse disciplines and practices come together and evolve in community for a higher purpose." 

Mathias Weitbrecht, Visual Facilitators, Germany

Six Ways of Leading as Sacred Practice

In 2021 we explored these LASP Ways. We will share our understanding and push further into practices and principles.

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Become a


Learn how this form really works. Cultivate Circle for new ways of connecting, equalizing, & sharing mutual regard.

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Practice being a


Make contributions to the commons and care for the community as a whole.

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Learn to be


Work with the betwixt & between, where we are no longer the old & not yet the new - the birthplace of a new future.

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Be a


Broaden your experience with how ritual ignites healing & transformation.

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Become a


Experience how to recognize and cultivate physical, emotional, & sacred spaces that call forth our best selves.

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Remember you are a


Practice collaborating with earth wisdom in a humble and deliberate way.

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Our Facilitators

Co-facilitators Alan Briskin, David Sibbet, Gisela Wendling, and Holger Scholz will create a strong, open container for participants’ collective work.

They are senior organizational consultants, educators, and authors with deep experience and a passion for working on the edge of their own and the group's learning.

Click on any image below to learn more about the co-conveners of the LASP Summit.


You will experience...

Working with archetypal patterns of change, ceremony and ritual to support transformational processes.

Activating the old mind in service of the future that is emerging.

Overcoming collective folly and bringing forth collective wisdom.

Moving from a field of separation to one of interconnectivity.

Authorizing ourselves and each other to step up to social action.

Participant Reflections

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“The notion of “circle” is probably the best way to describe the experience. I had no idea that I would be challenged to the degree I was... Thankfully I chose to accept the opportunity to “go there” in fully embracing the invitation to work through my own leadership challenges and opportunities in such a supportive environment.

I continue to experience the benefits of LASP, including practices that help to bring the sacred into daily life as a leader. I also continue to celebrate the authentic friendships that emerged.”

Claire Lachance, CEO Institute of Noetic Sciences

“Leading in the end is all about helping people lead themselves, and leaders do not lead people, but consciousness" (Götz Werner). I ask myself, how do I lead consciousness? Is this the spiritual dimension of leadership? In our secular world this is an unusual question. LASP offers a protected space for dialogues about the future, the new, and the unknown and it has allowed me to be part of such magical moments again."

Michael Knauf, former executive, new work activist and facilitator, Germany

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"It is a rare occasion when such precious and diverse disciplines and practices come together as they are in this unique event: the individual and the collective, leadership and service to the world, embodiment and embracing the sacredness of nature around us, and business along with consciousness work.

‘Leading As Sacred Practice’ holds a special place in me." 

Mathias Weitbrecht, Visual Facilitators, Germany


The summit price is €2,100 plus room and board, which will vary depending on your choice of accommodation. The Registration pages explain the details of payment. Early birds and past participants will receive a 20% discount.

The retreat begins at 3pm Sunday September 11, 2022 and will end on Thursday in the early afternoon, allowing time for travel.

Participants should plan to be present the whole time. Time alone and time with the land will be encouraged and supported. Activities taking place in the early morning and evenings will be announced at the conference.

We understand that people have differing economic situations. We have several partial scholarships available. If you wish to apply for a partial scholarship, have questions about registration, the early bird discounts, and travel logistics, etc., or have specific questions about the summit please send an email to [email protected].



Click here for a map and photos of the Beuerhof. Having a special connection to the land proved important in our last three gatherings. For our 2022 conference, we have chosen to return to the Beuerhof Seminar Center in Germany, a special site for those of us who have been participating in the LASP program. It is in the Vulcan Eifel in Germany, south of Cologne and west of Frankfurt.  The food is all organic and sensitive to different needs. We will share a beautiful communal dining room. We stay in rooms in the large main house and some in cabins. There are several medicine circles and places to walk and meditate. 


Sept. 11-15, 2022 

Beuerhof Seminar Center, Vulcan Eifel, Germany

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Gisela Wendling & David Sibbet

The Global Learning & Exchange Network & The Grove Consultants International

1000 O’Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

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Alan Briskin

721 Calmar Avenue
Oakland CA 94610

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Holger Scholz


Scheidhof 1

53804 Much

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