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ALC offers opportunities for people to build intra and interpersonal skills in many areas of their lives. Some are presented by the ALC Team and others are presented by experts associated with our extended community. Get a list of subjects and dates here. The details on each event can be found below. The fees for each event vary. All the events take place at our Training Center [map].


Igniting Your Creative Spirit

Saturday afternoon, TBA

Daphne and Alicia Stammer lead this fun and surprising half-day workshop. Your creative voice will reveal itself in this compelling workshop. You will be invited to bring your free child out to play. In doing so, you will embrace your creative fears, welcome imperfection, and silence the inner critic. There is no right or wrong way to create, but there is YOUR way. Your way is neither perfect or imperfect -- it just is.

This workshop provides the opportunity to create, explore, and become familiar with various art materials and techniques. Techniques include painting, stamping, stenciling, pasting and layering. Through creative discovery you will learn to make these techniques your own. You will be immersed in ideas, techniques, and encouragement to motivate you to create your own artful creation. All materials are provided, and you will end the day with a finished work of art.

The workshop cost is $20 per person and takes place at the Authentic Leadership Center. Register here. Questions?, contact us!



Authentic Happiness

Saturday, TBA, 9 am - 4:30 pm 

What is happiness?  How much of my happiness is decided by my genes?  What can I do to increase the joy and happiness in my life?

These and many more questions will be explored in an experiential journey into the realm of happiness.  Utilizing the approaches of Positive Psychology and the research of Martin Seligman, Ph.D., the ALC Leadership team will lead a fun, profound, expanding, and lasting examination of happiness and how to nuture and grow it in our lives.

Who should attend:  Everyone is welcome!  The workshop is especially useful for those who are interested in taking more control over the amount and quality of happiness in their lives.  Aside from a willingness to learn and enjoy, there are no prerequisites.

What you will learn:

  • The building blocks of happiness
  • Your base level of happiness
  • Basic techniques for increasing happiness about the past, present and future
  • Your predominant virtues and strengths
  • How to utilize your strengths to increase your happiness

The workshop costs $75 per person and takes place at the Authentic Leadership Center. Register here. Questions?, contact us!



ALC Men's Retreat

Friday evening, June 28th thru Sunday morning, June 30th, 2019

Chris Mathe and Lou Zweier will host ALC's nineth Men's Retreat in a very comfortable cabin in the Lake Tahoe area. There will be some organized activities and plenty of personal time to consider what it means to be a man in today's society. Any man, 13 years or older is welcome to join us. There is limited space available - a total of 12 beds are available and some room for sleeping bags.

Friday will begin with a community dinner and then a group discussion on what the specifics of the weekend will look like. The retreat will end after breakfast and closing discussions Sunday morning.

The fee is $295 per man. We will make and share all meals together and the fee includes food. Register here!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please call or email
Chris Mathe, (916) 709-1170, chris.mathe@comcast.net
Lou Zweier, (707) 364-7907, lou@authenticleadershipcenter.com


ALC Women's Retreat

Friday evening, June 21st thru Sunday morning, June 23rd, 2019

Join Maril Cardwell, Ayleen O'Connell, and Gayle Mathe on the Third Annual ALC Women's Retreat. The weekend will begin Friday early evening and end mid day Sunday at a beautiful cabin in Lake Tahoe. Meals will be made and eaten together and there will be ample group processing and personal time. Mark your calendar now if you are interested. Details about the location, and registration will be forthcoming as the date approaches. Space is limited.

The fee is $295 per woman. We will make and share all meals together and the fee includes food. Register here !

If you have any questions or suggestions, please call or email
Gayle Mathe, (916) 709-9233, gayle@authenticleadershipcenter.com
Maril Cardwell, (916) 838-1321, Maril@authenticpromotions.com


ALC Men's Group

1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Chris Mathe facilitates an on-going men’s group twice a month . It is open to any men who wish to meet regularly with other men to examine what is means to be a man in today’s society. Chris facilitates very lightly and lets the group decide how it will run and the specific topics they will examine together.

The intent is to create a core of men that participate regularly and also allow for walk-ins on any meeting night so that other men can come in and participate. The fee is $180 for six months or $20 per night..

Chris Mathe is one of the managing partners of the Authentic Leadership Center. His dissertation was on how seeking help affected men's perception of their masculinity. He is also co-owner of Authentic Counseling Associates..





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