Faculty/Staff Retreat


Faculty & Staff Retreat on Vocation

Explore your own vocational discernment in the community of fellow faculty and staff members. The Faculty/Staff Retreat on Vocation is an opportunity to step back from your daily occupation and engage in conversations about values, purpose, and meaning with colleagues. Vocational retreats are open to all faculty and staff members. These retreats are designed for individuals of all religion and spiritual traditions. There are two types of retreats: overnight and a day-long retreat. Each type of retreat will be offered every other year.

Faculty and Staff members are also encouraged to serve as volunteers at the Student Retreat. Interested parties can contact pathways@shc.edu.

Registration is Free. Space is Limited.

Registration Deadline: April 23rd, 2019
Any cancellations after the registration deadline will result in the college covering the lodging and food costs of the individual. Please let us know if you will be attending no later than April 23rd, 2019.

2019 Faculty & Staff Retreat on Vocation

May 7th-May 8th | Beckwith Retreat Center, Fairhope, AL


This retreat is supported by the institution’s executive administration. Regular working hours missed to attend the retreat are considered important professional development that supports the institution’s mission and employees will not be using vacation or sick time to attend, additionally, non-regular working hours at the retreat are not considered overtime. Employees will approve this professional development with their direct supervisors to ensure normal operations of the department or office can continue during the retreat.

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Take a break from work

Overnight vocational retreats are hosted at facilities in nature allowing for a chance to get away for the night. On-campus retreats allow the convenience and ease for faculty and staff who cannot commit to an overnight trip. The retreat structure allows time for reflection, action, and relaxing conversation.

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Pathway to your purpose

Designed specifically for faculty and staff, the vocational retreat provides retreatants an opportunity to delve deep into their values to better understand how to craft meaning and a vocational journey. The faculty/staff retreats are focused on your individual journey as professionals but may assist you in helping students on their paths.

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Engage in community

A key piece of the vocational retreat is engagement and reflection within community. Retreatants develop relationships with fellow staff and faculty while examining their lives, purpose, and meaning.

Retreat Specifics

Camp Beckwith

Schedule Overview

Day One

Arrive and settle in
Welcome and overview
Relaxation and Reflection on the Grounds
Active Listening
Discussions on Work
Video & Discussion
Fireside Chat
Free time

Day Two

Outdoor Activities
Vocation Conversations
Creative Vocation Mapping
Connections to Campus
Optional outdoor activity time


Connect to Your Calling