CIRQUE space is safe, confidential, and supportive. Over six weeks, we follow a hybrid of both guided and open-ended prompts that lead participants to claim their role in a more just future. Participants receive the full curriculum upon registration, and leave the CIRQUE experience with a better understanding of their own leadership style, some tools to walk the walk, and an expanded network to support their personal and professional goals.

What is a leadership circle?
CIRQUE leadership circles are facilitated small groups made up of formal and informally designated leaders. These circles provide a confidential setting in which peers can discuss and solve real-time problems with real-world experience.

What is ethical leadership?
Ethical leadership is rooted in respect, service, justice, honesty, and community. Character is a leading factor in moral/ethical development. Ethical leaders operate in the space between self-interest, the interest of others, and the greater community.

This session is closed. The next round of CIRQUE is fall 2023.


“Nancy is a wonderfully skilled facilitator who can simultaneously spark great dialogue while keeping everyone on task and on time. She asks targeted and thought-provoking questions but allows dialogue to grow organically, leading to meaningful and sometimes even profound exchanges. For me, Cirque was exactly what I needed – without realizing I needed it!  While I learned a lot about ethical leadership principles and how to apply them in my own work, Cirque also helped me synthesize and articulate a lifetime of experiences that shape my values and ultimately will shape my business in the years to come.”
~Lori A
CIRQUE Participant

“Cirque was an important step in my journey to becoming an elected official. The thought provoking and insightful discussion were essential components that augmented my leadership style and abilities. I wholeheartedly recommend that anyone seeking office or to be a more ethical leader take this course. It will be an asset and resource that you rely upon to make good decisions in tough situations.”
~Andrew B
CIRQUE Participant