2017 The Arc Valencia, Spain (Bootcamp for social entrepreneurs) The Arc
The Arc Valencia 27th November – 2nd December 2017 | Registrations open
The Arc Valencia is a Leadership Retreat for social impact enthusiasts and youth NGOs.
It is designed for organisations with a social mission, tree huggers, activists and young changemakers on a mission to make the world a better place.
The Arc coaches ambitious individuals to a level where their impact is inspiring to themselves and to others. Full stop.
We challenge you to go beyond what you think is possible. We challenge you to exceed expectations. We challenge you to face up to your limits. And once you do we support you to empower yourself and those around you.
The Arc opened doors to my inner self which had been closed for a long time. I found answers to some of the biggest questions in my life. The experiences and learnings continue to positively affect my every day actions – from the inside and outside.
Philipp | Social Entrepreneur in Education, Germany
The Arc was a journey through my emotions to understand my truth essence. It was a slap in my face to wake me up to life.
Francesca | Volunteer & student, Italy
The Arc is a transformative training that does not exist anywhere else. Something that you will carry with you for the rest of your days.
Luis | Young European of the Year, Spain
If you accept the idea that everything that happens at The Arc will happen for a reason and every person will be there for a reason, you CANNOT go to there and come back without having been touched deeply by what you experience.
Katharina | Writer & European Project Manager, Austria
I don’t know how, but just in four days The Arc has changed my life. The intensity, format and different approaches of the trainers pushed me to unknown levels where I re-gained my clarity on how I want to use my power to change the world for the better.
Philip | Former CEO of a Social Entreprise, Germany
You’ll get to meet some pretty inspirational people whose examples you’d want to follow!
Jelena | Teacher & youth activist, Serbia
The Arc is the single most effective training I have attended. In terms of personal growth and understanding. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the pursuit of self-development.
Ronan | Social Entrepreneur, Ireland
Who is it for?
The Arc is a residential training event for youngleaders from NGOs, social startups and youth organisations who are…
willing to question the impact they have generated so far in their life,
sufficiently grown up to responsibly handle their emotions, but tempted to understand their limits better and committed to expand their comfort zone,
giving and empathetic to their peers / their surrounding,
certain that they could have a much better and greater impact, if _ _ _ [fill in the blank],
at some level sincerely (!) wanting to inspire themselves and others.
What the heck we’ll do
Who do YOU dare to be and which IMPACT do you wanna stand for?
After The Arc you will have a clearer understanding on:
WTF your passion (YES, PASSION!) is that everyone says you are supposed to follow!
Which person you need to grow into if you want to have larger and deeper impact. Where you need to push the envelope.
How on earth you can get that done and what to do if self-doubt, laziness or impact-fatigue knock on your the door.
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The single biggest difference between those who inspire and who don't is the degree to which these people commit to their VISION.
Truth be said: Everybody can choose to be inspired, everybody can choose to take their dream seriously enough to act on it. This is not about naively lapsing into childhood fantasies, but about seriously asking: What impact do I wanna stand for? If I was to be smart about how I can bring to the world the change I wish to see, what would I do in the coming next months?
Hence, we do not think that the ability to inspire yourself and others is linked to your genes.
Choosing a path of personal growth and commitment to real impact is no privilege limited to a few TED-speakers, award-winning entrepreneurs or nobel peace laureates.
We believe that it is a process that can be learned.
Be it in your career, your private life or your health - whatever: One reason why people fail to get the results they could be getting, is because they do not dare to put themselves in certain situations that others would. This is how your thinking limits you. Hence, at The Arc understanding your limits means: Understand your fears, understand your inner conflicts and how to master them better.
Understand your LIMITS
Understand your POTENTIAL
Our values, our empowering beliefs and our talents are what inspire us to dare things others conceive impossible. They lift us up when obstacles arise and when thinks look bleak. Knowing what you are good at, where you are going and why you do what you do is one of the biggest resources humans can possibly step into: Alignment. The Arc gives you insights into: Your ultimate drivers that will repeatedly bring you into flow, that will bring you power and resilience when you need it the most.
At The Arc we invite you to think what could happen to your life and to your impact, if only for a few days you bought into the idea that you have a little bit more choice over the outcome of your destiny than you think you have.
What would you do, if it couldn't fail? When do you forget time? What change do you have to bring to the world in order for this to be an inspiration to yourself and others?
Make a CHOICE
Get your SH** done
The Arc is followed up by a 6-months post-event coaching process where you – if you like – can put into practice whichever inspiring goal or idea you have committed yourself to.
Needless to say that the process is entirely voluntary. Its content, duration and intensity are entirely directed by: YOU!
The venue of The Arc Valencia is situated atop a hill in the middle of a vast orange grove, originally a charming Spanish orange farm. The house has 23 sleeping rooms, 5 living rooms, dining room / meeting room for about 50 persons, outdoor dining area for about 80+, 2 swimming pools and a 14000 m2 garden.
Please note that there is always a risk that the venue might need to be changed. Needless to say that – should this happen – you will be informed in due time. And that any alternative venue will be close to this one and of similar standards.
Rooms will be shared. If that is an issue to you pls contact us and we will let you know how much of an additional price there will be for a single room (NB: This also depends on the number of applications we receive).
Address: Casa del Abogat, Barxeta, 46667 Xativa, Valencia, Spain | How to get there (last bit of the trip is by taxi)