Jump Your Shadow: Doing Brave Things!

Cost: TBD
Dates: TBD
Location: St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK (7 days)

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Day One: 

Board your flight from the US to London. 

Day Two: 

Dr. Phil Johnson will meet you at the airport in London and you will take a private coach bus to the beautiful city of Oxford! After checking into our accommodations at St. Antony’s College, we will meet for a time of orientation and an overview of our course.  Before dinner, we will take a tour of Oxford and its most famous-iconic places, locations that evoke charm, education and intelligence all at once. There many people who jumped numerous shadows to attend this prestigious university. And Jumping Shadows will be our theme!! 😀 Following our tour of Oxford, you can enjoy dinner and free time in the student center and then get some sleep for our next busy day!

Day Three: 

Today we begin our conference at Oxford complete with training sessions, multi media presentations, discussions and activities.  Then we will head out into the English Countryside where we will visit the mysterious stone circle of Stonehenge.  In between we’ll see plenty of beautiful countryside and also have a chance to shop for souvenirs.  In the evening, we’ll have dinner at the college and continue discussions about leadership and living bigger lives.

Day Four: 

Today our leadership training continues on the campus of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.  Class will include lectures, multi media presentations, class discussions, small group discussions and presentations.  In the afternoon, you will enjoy free time in Oxford where you can sit in the Eagle and Child pub/cafe, the very place where J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis debated philosophy.  Or you can browse in the famous Blackwell’s Bookstore where you feel smarter as soon as you enter!  You’ll definitely want to shop for souvenirs and purchase and oxford T-shirt to make your friends jealous! you will also conduct local interviews to discover how others feel about global issues.  In the evening, we will analyze our findings!

Day Five: 

After a good night’s sleep, we will head down to London to spend the entire day! We will enjoy viewing Buckingham Palace, the Royal Horse Guards, Big Ben,  the British Parliament, The London Eye, Trafalgar Square, the National Art Gallery, The Tower of London  the Tower Bridge and of course, Westminster Abbey – a perfect place to discuss leadership legacies and how people are remembered! In the late afternoon, we’ll enjoy some shopping in Piccadilly Circus and then back up to Oxford.  
Day Six: 
Today we will head out to Stratford-upon-Avon – the birthplace of the great William Shakespeare.  This is a beautiful village of split-timber homes and English charm.  We will visit the home of Shakespeare, enjoy the atmosphere, shopping and cafes. Then we will head back to Oxford where we will finish our conference and recap our time together. 
Day Seven: 
Having completed our course, we will now head back home – but hopefully a little wiser and definitely understanding the world in a bigger context!
Leadership Training: “Jump Your Shadow” 
Any interesting life will have conflict. Any worthwhile existence will have its difficult moments.  But we are often obsessed with the pursuit of things that are easy – easy friendships, trouble-free jobs, simple class assignments, and effortless dreams.  Most of us would be delighted to have our own private “easy button” to press when things get hard.  But easy doesn’t make a great story.  Easy doesn’t change lives or communities. The most meaningful things in life take effort and risk – and they definitely require jumping a few shadows.  Come find out how you can live, lead and change the world by getting out of your comfort zone and living big!