Mindful Leadership Summit Partners


The Center for Excellence in Public Leadership is committed to developing public leaders who make a positive difference in their organizations and the lives of the people they serve.  For us, this means that we, in turn, must seek to make a positive difference in our students' lives and their professional capabilities so that their impact and influence are deepened and expanded.  Our experience has taught us that, for our leadership development programs to have the impact we desire they must integrate challenge and support, real-world action projects and opportunities for reflection, individual stretch assignments and peer learning support, and safe spaces for experimentation with new thinking approaches and leadership behaviors. 

Reduce stress, improve concentration and take your meditation and yoga practice to the next level with Muse: the brain sensing headband.

Muse improves your wellbeing by helping you to train your brain. It’s designed to help you build a healthy mind and body by providing you with real-time feedback during daily guided training sessions as short as 3 minutes per day – practice in the privacy of your home or office anytime. Muse is like a fitness tool where you exercise the most important muscle you have – your brain.

Founded by Scott Nash in 1987, MOM's has grown to become the Mid-Atlantic region's premier chain of family owned and operated organic grocery stores.

After almost three decades MOM’s has stores in three states and DC, employs over 900 people, and has created a corporate culture centered on Our Purpose: To protect and restore the environment. We stock a higher volume of organic products than any other store, including 100% organic produce.

Born at Google from one Engineer’s dream to change the world, Search Inside Yourself is now a globally-recognized program & network. Bridging age-old practices of mind training with modern neuroscience and technology, SIYLI helps people in organizations bring out the best in themselves, from the inside out.

SIYLI's teachers and coaches have helped senior executives and upper management at Fortune 100 companies, worked in the world’s top neuroscience labs and held prominent executive positions in leading companies.

We make deepening your meditation practice easier, not easy.

Meditation is not easy. Starting a regular practice is not easy, and keeping focused on deepening your practice when there are so many things competing for our time is not easy. With simple technology, a pool of live personal teachers, flexible times, lessons to deepen your understanding and all the benefits of being part of a small intimate group we make it easier and more fun.

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Copper Beech Institute is an independent, non-sectarian organization in West Hartford, Connecticut located on the idyllic campus of Holy Family Retreat & Conference Center which for over sixty years has been a refuge for those seeking quiet, contemplation, and peace. Our center occupies a renovated wing of the facility operating independently from the historic Catholic retreat center. Copper Beech Institute is an oasis of growth and transformation no matter your background or experience. We invite dynamic leaders and spiritual teachers from across the globe to share wisdom and practices to heal, transform, and empower us to live fearlessly with joy and resilience. 

The Garrison Institute and its program initiatives work to apply the power of contemplation in practical, systematic ways to the key change fields of education, contemplative care and ecology.

We research and develop contemplative-based tools and approaches to help teachers, caregivers and environmentalists sustain and deepen their challenging work. We also use contemplative-based tools and methods to help shift workplace cultures, nurture new professional fields, activate leadership and learning networks, and work for change at the systems level. 

Located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business develops principled leaders with a global mindset to be in service to business and society. Guided by that purpose, it is a business school that produces knowledge and educates leaders to address the most significant challenges and opportunities facing business and society today.

Georgetown's rigorous academic program is supported by a strong culture that encourages students to collaborate, forge close friendships, and extend their learning outside of the classroom and beyond campus.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life.

IMCW’s teaching collective offers a range of meditation classes, workshops and retreats throughout the DC metro area. These trainings in Insight (Vipassana or mindfulness) meditation cultivate our natural wisdom and compassion. The teachings and practices, along with offerings that nourish and serve our larger community, lay the grounds for bridging separation and bringing healing to our earth. We invite you to join IMCW at local classes and events, and to explore our online presence where you’ll find talks, resources and fellowship in a community that spans the globe.

Journey was created to share meditation in a way that all people could relate to, wherever they are in life. We believed that if we could create a simple yet powerful technique that could appeal to a large-scale audience, we could change a lot of people’s lives, and perhaps even change the world. So that's what we did.

Journey takes you a step beyond meditation by introducing you to six simple yet powerful Life Lessons. Exploring these lessons allows you to fully integrate the benefits of meditation into your everyday life.

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Naropa University has been recognized as the nation’s leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies and traditional Western scholarship.

Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and is considered to be the birthplace of the modern mindful movement.

Leading in a time of crisis. Influencing people to succeed in achieving a common goal. Understanding how to tap into the strengths of others. Today’s leaders face a range of new leadership challenges.

NYU Stern’s Leadership Development Program helps MBA students prepare to meet leadership challenges mindfully by providing a personalized leadership development framework that empowers students to continually evolve as effective leaders who create value for business and society.