A Unique, Highly Engaging
Leadership Experience

Connect with other leaders and aspiring leaders who have arrived at this moment from various backgrounds, including business, non-profit, government, health & wellness, and education. Experience an environment that fosters authentic connections through organic group discussions, peer-led roundtables, partnering exercises, and social events.

Develop your leadership skills with over 20 talks and panels, as well as an optional day-long leadership intensive. Presenters include renowned thought leaders on mindful leadership, experts in cultivating  mindful and compassionate workplaces, and executives who are applying mindfulness to their daily leadership.

Experience mindfulness meditation and other contemplative practices.  We've created space for you to be silent, still and connected to yourself. We have included sessions dedicated to somatic mind-body exercises. Experience first-hand some of the techniques leaders are using to tame their minds and tap into the wisdom of their bodies. 

Schedule

Day 1 - Friday, November 6

Time Speaker Session Title
7:30 - 9:00am Registration Registration
7:45 - 8:30am Flow Yoga Yoga
9:00 - 9:45am Eric Forbis & Mo Edjlali Opening Remarks & Meditation
9:45 - 11:00am Bill George, Penny George & David Gelles Leadership & Mindfulness: A Conversation with Bill and Penny George and David Gelles.
11:00 - 11:15am Break Break
11:15 - 12:15pm Richard Davidson, Golbie Kamarei & David Gelles Your Brain at Work: Science and Tips for Cultivating Well-Being in the Workplace
12:15 - 1:45pm Lunch Lunch
1:30 - 1:45pm Cara Bradley Mindful Movement Refresh
1:45 - 2:30pm Ali Smith, Atman Smith & Andres Gonzalez Bringing Mindfulness into the Community: Lessons from Baltimore
2:30 - 2:45pm Break Break
2:45 - 3:15pm Jeff Walker Mindful Leader - Are You One? And How Can We Create More?
2:45 - 3:15pm Jonathan Foust Going with the Gut: The Art and Science of Body-Centered Inquiry
2:45 - 4:00pm Susan Skjei Leading with Authenticity in Challenging Moments:,5 Essential Practices
3:15 - 3:30pm Break Break
3:30 - 4:00pm Rev. angel Kyodo williams The Hidden Other: When Mindfulness Meets Unconscious Bias
3:30 - 4:00pm To be Announced To be Announced
4:00 - 4:15pm Break Break
4:15 - 4:45pm Reflections on the Day Reflections on the Day
4:45 - 5:45 pm Rose Marcario & Barry Boyce Challenging the status quo - How business can be good for the planet
5:45 - 7:30pm Opening Night Reception Opening Night Reception

 

Day 2 - Saturday, November 7

Time Speaker Session Title
7:30 - 9:00am Registration Registration
7:45 - 8:30am Flow Yoga Yoga
9:00 - 9:15am Eric Forbis & Mo Edjlali Co-Founders Eric Forbis & Mo Edjlali kick off day two
9:15 - 10:15am Roshi Joan Halifax Implementing Mindfulness in organizations: What are the common challenges – and how can they be overcome?
10:15 - 11:15am Peter Bostelmann, Meghan Seybold, Manish Chopra & Rasmus Hougaard Implementing Mindfulness in organizations: What are the common challenges – and how can they be overcome?
11:15 - 11:30am Break Break
11:30 - 12:15pm Jim Dethmer How to become a Conscious Leader
11:30 - 12:15pm Jessica Morey, Gretchen Rohr, Lucia McBee & Jeremy Hunter Prisons, Youth and the Elderly: Expanding the Reach of Mindfulness
12:15 - 1:45pm Lunch Lunch
1:30 - 1:45pm Cara Bradley Mindful Movement Refresh
1:45 - 2:30pm Matt Stinchcomb & Jerry Colonna After enlightenment - chop wood, carry water: The Mindful Startup
1:45 - 2:30pm Rich Fernandez & Mark Higbie Taking Mindfulness Further: Activating Company Values and Vision
1:45 - 2:30pm To be Announced To be Announced
2:30 - 2:45pm Break Break
2:45 - 3:15pm Michael Carroll Freedom from Fixed Mindsets: The Agility of a Mindful Leader
2:45 - 3:15pm Kelley McCabe Ruff Research supporting ROI for mindfulness in the workplace
2:45 - 4:00pm Rich Fernandez & Mark Higbie Practical Strategies for Bringing Mindfulness into Organizations (Case Study of the Ford Motor Company)
3:15 - 3:30pm Break Break
3:30 - 4:00pm David Germano Mindfulness and the University of Virginia
3:30 - 4:00pm To be Announced To be Announced
4:00 - 4:15pm Break Break
4:15 - 4:45pm Reflections on the Day Reflections on the Day
4:45 - 5:45 pm To Be Announced To Be Announced
5:45 - 7:30pm Closing Reception Closing Reception


Optional Day 3 - Sunday, November 8

Registration opens at 8:30am 

9:30am-3:30pm (see leadership intensive descriptions below)


Optional Daylong Leadership Intensives

Choose from one of four Leadership Intensives: 

  • MANAGE YOUR MIND FIRST: MINDFULNESS AND THE INSIDE WORK OF MANAGEMENT with Jeremy Hunter

  • PRINCIPLED COMPASSION IN LEADERSHIP with Roshi Joan Halifax

  • MINDFULNESS AS A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE with Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter

  • A TASTE OF CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP with Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman

SEE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW


MANAGE YOUR MIND FIRST: MINDFULNESS AND THE INSIDE WORK OF LEADERSHIP

Jeremy Hunter

We teach leaders to manage everything but themselves. However, the basis of sustained effectiveness starts from the inside. So, how do you approach a skeptical audience about their inner lives? How do you balance contemplative practice with the need for effective action and producing results?  Drawing on 10-years of experience leading the Executive Mind program at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, we will learn practical frameworks for applying mindful action in the workplace. Come with your questions and curiosity. This program is designed to respond to your needs and led by four-time Drucker professor of the year, Jeremy Hunter. 


PRINCIPLED COMPASSION IN LEADERSHIP

Roshi Joan Halifax

This program explores how compassion can serve as an essential in the practice of sane and empowering leadership. We look at fascinating new research in social psychology and neuroscience. This research suggests that compassion has powerful benefits for ourselves, our organizations and our communities. We explore the role of compassion in the workplace, and look at how cultivating it as a core leadership competency informs our perspective, advances creativity, helps us maintains resilience, and supports personal accountability in an organization of any size. This program combines direct teaching and various practices that are accessible to leaders in all fields.


MINDFULNESS AS A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter

Change is the only constant in organizations. But according to McKinsey & Company’s research, more than 70% of all change programs fail. Why? Because the human factor is not taken sufficiently into consideration. Taking care of the basic human resistance to change is the foundation for successful organizational change. Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter, partners in The Potential Project International, have facilitated major change programs based on mindfulness at organizations like Amex, Citrix, Microsoft, Carlsberg and Google. Join this session to understand how you can better lead changes in your company, community, family and life.


A TASTE OF CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP

Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman

This workshop is a dynamic, energetic and transformational training for those who want to learn how to fully embody the 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership. These commitments show us how:

  • To take radical responsibility and end blame and criticism. 
  • To be curious and learn. Stop trying to prove you're always right.
  • To feel. Engage the heart and emotional intelligence, not just the head. Analytics and data are great, and they're not enough. 
  • To reveal and stop concealing. Be authentic, transparent and radically honest. Stop manipulating others by withholding the truth.
  • To treat work and life more like play. Stop taking yourself and your life so seriously.

Are you new to conscious leadership and want to learn more? This interactive training helps leaders come face to face with behaviors that are holding them back from leading with responsibility, genius and playfulness. Learn and practice principles that can help transform your leadership skills and your life.