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Annual Educators and Coordinators Retreat

Navigating Changes in Life

August 6-7, 2018
1350 Concourse Avenue, Ste. 142
Memphis, TN 38104


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Life is full of change.

Sometimes changes are small and gradual, while others are monumental. Change can be expected or a surprise, but often changes are the vessel through which we gain the greatest insight and develop our strongest character. Retreat facilitator Bob Willis will explore the nature of change by leading meaningful lectures, engaging group discussions, and creative sculpting activities. The retreat will culminate with Bob’s creation of a sculpted bust of Christ.

This retreat will be a time to renew your soul through thoughtful reflection on the changes, both past and present, that you have experienced in your life and ministry.

About the Facilitator

Bob Willis served as Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of Oklahoma County from June 1995 to January 2012. He was named the Spiritual Counselor of the Year in 2008 by the Oklahoma Hospice and Palliative Care Organization for his work. An ordained Southern Baptist minister since 1978, he has lead churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. He continues to provide grief support and counseling for families and facilitates grief support groups for the community. 

For more than 20 years Bob has been a sculptor and has bronze sculptures in colleges, a children’s hospital, and a Veteran’s Memorial Park. He has been a guest sculptor at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO and in May 2018, Bob will begin sculpting the bust of Christ at The Great Passion Play, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Bob and his wife of 49 years, Lynn, currently live in Edmond, OK. They have two children and eight grandchildren.

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Sunday, August 5
5:00 PM Registration
5:30 PM Dinner at Crosstown Concourse
Monday, August 6
8:00 AM Breakfast at Crosstown Concourse
9:00 AM FACE of Change
10:15 AM VOICE of Change
11:30 AM Lunch
12:30 PM MIND of Change
2:30 PM FOOTPRINT of change
3:45 PM HEART of Change
  Dinners around town
Tuesday, August 7
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM SPIRIT of Change
10:45 AM HEART of Change
12:00 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Tour of Church Health at Crosstown Concourse
3:00 PM Culinary Medicine Presentation
  Dinner on your own

Lodging and Travel

Participants are responsible for booking their travel and finding/arranging roommates. There is not a shuttle provided between hotels and Crosstown Concourse. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.

Accommodations at Crosstown Concourse

Layover at Crosstown Concourse
1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
      • Lodging is available at Crosstown Concourse in limited availability through Layover at Concourse. These rooms are in the same building as the Retreat.
      • There are special rates for Church Health guests with special rates ranging from $157/night for a one-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to 3) to $196/night for a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to 5). Go to https://www.layoveratconcourse.com/ for availability.
      • Book online using the Promo Code CHEvent.
      • Contact Amelia Carkuff at (901) 443-4406 with questions or inquiries.


educators and coordinators retreat

Registration is now open for the 2018 Educators and Coordinators Retreat! Registration at the door is not available.

Questions? We’re here to help!

Please contact Bryana Polk at 901-701-2107 or with any questions about registration. Please contact Katora Campbell, MSN DrPH RN-BC () or Susan Jacobs, PhD RN () with general questions about the retreat. 

    Retreat 2018 Disclosure

    Approval Statement

    The Westberg Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Approval to award credit hours expires July 15, 2020.

    Requirements to Receive 7.5 Contact Hour Credit

        • Sign in on the attendance sheet at registration and before each presentation.
        • Be seated in the session room no later than five minutes after the presentation has started and remain in the session room for the 95% of presentation time.
        • Complete and submit the course evaluation form.
  • Conflicts of Interest

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has established guidelines whereby all speakers must disclose any affiliations which may cause a conflict of interest.  A conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship.

    No conflicts of interest have been disclosed.

    Commercial Support

    No Commercial Support has been received.

    Off-Label Product Use

    Attendees will be notified when a presentation relates to any product used for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


      • Engage in activities that support and facilitate life transitions
      • Apply basic tenants and theories related to transitions and change

    Non-Endorsement of Products

    Approval for this activity refers only to continuing nursing education activity and does not imply that there is real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to the activity.

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