Interior Formation & Chaplaincy

Global Health Corps (GHC) understands that to effectively serve others and make an impact, global health leaders must engage in self-reflection and self-care.

Still Harbor has been a partner with GHC since 2009 and provides both interior formation and accompaniment for fellows, designing and implementing reflective learning opportunities as well as offering emotional, spiritual, and mentorship support through an on-going chaplaincy program.

Supporting Personal & Spiritual Growth

Still Harbor’s main goal is to support fellows with workshops, practices, and open listening ears so that they are able to develop a deeper awareness of themselves, others, and the world around them as they serve within organizations and institutions to improve the health of thousands of people around the world.

I had no idea the training would affect me this much. Not only have I discovered why I wanted to do this fellowship, but I also understood fully what my vision and mission are, how to achieve my goals both during the fellowship year but also in my life in general. I have learned so much, and am very thankful for that.
— 2014-15 Global Health Corps Fellow

A LIFE OF SERVICE CURRICULUM

Still Harbor's A Life of Service curriculum helps Global Health Corps fellows explore who they are, what it means to be a fellow, and how they want to bring their gifts out into the world to make change.

At the annual Training Institute, Still Harbor facilitators guide new GHC fellows through eleven sessions of reflection, practical skill development, and in-depth small group dialogue. Themes of the sessions range from vision and vulnerability to listening and solidarity; from values and personal narratives to resilience and contemplative leadership.

Through it all, Still Harbor’s aim is to accompany fellows as they strive to understand themselves as leaders and to dedicate themselves to being of service for global health equity.

Still Harbor offers each fellow A Life of Service workbook filled with practices, resources, and readings to support them through the year. Fellows will take essays on the interior dimensions of service and leadership, journal prompts, reflection questions, and wellness tools with them into their placement organizations.

8 years of partnership

Through this partnership, Still Harbor has:

  • Provided interior formation and accompaniment to more than 730 fellows.
  • Facilitated nearly daily sessions at the GHC Training Institute and helped design and facilitate the mid-year and end-of-year retreats for fellows.
  • Designed a chaplaincy program to provide fellows with ongoing, confidential one-on-one emotional and spiritual support throughout the fellowship year.

a custom TRAINING program for your organization

Still Harbor and our facilitators would like to help you, your team, and organization be of service to others. Please be in touch to learn how we can design a custom training program for you.

Perry Dougherty
perry@stillharbor.org