2022
MODERATOR SELECTION

OVERVIEW

As a Pahara Fellow you know the impact of Pahara programming and the critical role moderators play in bringing the Pahara experience to life. Whether through employing time-tested methods of socratic dialogue, supporting group connection to each other and to nature, or integrating intellectual and somatic experiencing, moderators help create and sustain a container where transformation can occur. 

 

As we continue to build a moderator corp that mirrors the cohorts we select and is inclusive of perspectives and experiences that span multiple domains of difference, we are excited to offer you an opportunity to explore this role with us! 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Our goal is to identify and select members of the Pahara community who:

  • hold deep experience leading and holding transformative dialogue for a range of audiences, including critical conversations about leadership, identity, and the ways race intersects with other societal inequities; 

  • bring maturity and skill in leading dialog with c-level leaders, pushing conversations below the surface, and holding leaders accountable to norms of engagement;

  • nurture relationships easily and hold the grace necessary to foster environments of inclusion, trust, and courage;

  • are oriented towards deep listening and inviting different points of view while remaining impartial, open, and unbiased;

  • bring lived experiences similar to communities not served well by our current public education system;

  • are excited to lead conversations with leaders across the political spectrum;

  • have fully completed all seminars of their Pahara Fellowship experience; and 

  • are eager to be coached in the art of moderating.

 

We welcome all who meet this criteria to express interest. We are committed to including voices currently underrepresented in our moderator corps: people of the global majority, LGBTQIA+, gender non-conforming, and conservative leaders.

SELECTION CYCLE TIMELINE

APRIL

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST PERIOD

MAY

INTERVIEWS AND REFERENCING CONDUCTED

JUNE

INTERVIEWS CONTINUE, SELECTION DECISIONS SHARED

AUGUST

REQUIRED MODERATOR TRAINING 

AUGUST 22 - AUGUST 26, 2022

BAILEY, CO

SELECTION PROCESS

The deadline for expressions of interest is April 28, 2022. Conversations with references and with candidates advancing to the interview stage will take place in May and June, with decisions shared by the end of June. 

MODERATOR TRAINING

Selected candidates will be invited to a required Moderator Training Workshop at Lone Rock Retreat in Bailey, Colorado, Monday, August 22nd through Friday, August 26, 2022. All newly selected moderators are required to attend.  

COVID POLICIES

Your health and safety is our utmost priority, and we continually update our policies to meet new CDC guidelines. Our current policy requires proof of vaccination against COVID for all guests at Pahara events at Lone Rock Retreat. We will consider all candidates who express interest, and hope those who are not vaccinated will stay in close communication with us during this ever-changing context.