THURSDAY - November 1, 2018

Time

Speaker

Session

Location

8:00 am

Registration

Registration Opens

Grand Foyer

9:00 - 3:30 pm

Amit Sood
Mayo Clinic

Daylong Intensive - SMART (Stress Management and Resiliency Training)
Experience a structured approach to help enhance your self-awareness, focus, and positive mindset through an integration of cutting-edge advances in neurosciences and timeless principles. This program has been tested in over 20 completed research studies at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere, with the results showing consistent and strong improvement in stress, anxiety, happiness, mindfulness, and positive health behaviors.

Intensive Room

9:00 - 3:30 pm

Emiliya Zhivotovskaya
The Flourishing Center

Daylong Intensive - Bounce Back Better® (B³) Program

Discover what 30 years of research have uncovered about the science of resilience. Help yourself and others bounce back better from ANY adversity, big or small. Learn the foundational mental, emotional, physical and spiritual/social skills for resilience. And earn a Certificate of Level 1 Completion in the Bounce Back Better® (B³) Program from The Flourishing Center.

Intensive Room

5:00 - 7:00 pm

All Attendees

Early Registration and Meet & Greet
Registration and meet other attendees.

Grand Foyer

FRIDAY - November 2, 2018

Time

Speaker

Session

Location

6:30 - 8:30 am

Registration

Registration is Open

Registration Desk

7:00 - 7:45 am

Flow Yoga Center

Debra & Catherine

Yoga for All Levels

Bring your own mat.

Workshop Room

7:00 - 7:45 am

Mo Edjlali

Summit Orientation & Introduction to Mindful Leadership

Join Mindful Leader President Mo Edjlali in this Pre-Opening session to make the most of your Summit experience and learn about Mindful Leadership.  This session is highly recommended for first time attendees and folks new to Mindful Leadership.

Second Stage

7:00 - 7:45 am

Lili Powell

Morning Meditation

Meditation Room

8:00 - 8:45 am

Mo Edjlali &
Due Quach

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Main Stage

9:00 - 9:45 am

Bill George

Becoming a Mindful Leader
The ongoing problems in business leadership have underscored the need for a new kind of leader in the twenty-first century: the Mindful Leader. Author Bill George, a Harvard Business School professor and the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, will explore why mindfulness is essential to your performance as a leader, why organizations are focusing on developing authentic leadership, and how you can become a more mindful leader.

Main Stage

9:45 - 10:00 am

Break

Break

Break

10:00 - 10:45 am

Lili Powell &
Dorrie Fontaine

Mindfulness @UVA School of Nursing: Compassionate Care Initiative
Burnout among clinicians has reached startling proportions according to the National Academy of Medicine. Listen to U.Va. Dean of Nursing, Dorrie Fontaine and Professor Lili Powell discuss how Fontaine has promoted this worthy cause, and championed healthy work environments as a critical care nurse and academic leader.

Main Stage

10:00 - 10:45 am

Peter Weng

How to Scale a Mindfulness Program Worldwide: Lessons Learned from Multiple Enterprise Deployments
In order to provide a solid base for the introduction of mindfulness practices in large organizations, it is necessary to have the right balance of practice, language, & context. Discover the factors that enabled the Search Inside Yourself program to evolve from an internal program developed at Google to a worldwide leadership program.

Second Stage

10:45 - 11:00 am

Break

Break

Break

11:00 - 11:45 am

Amit Sood

3 Simple Steps to Cultivate Lasting Resiliency
Cultivate deeper insights into mindfulness through understanding the brain’s two modes of operation, finding pragmatic ways to nurture intentional attention, and developing a resilient mindset – lush with gratitude, compassion, acceptance, meaning & forgiveness.

Main Stage

11:00 - 11:45 am

Dana Pulley &
Mark Goldberg

Mindfulness @Latham & Watkins: Engaging Cross-Office and Remote Teams
Understand what led a global law firm to consider bringing Mindfulness to its personnel, the program they delivered, and the lessons learned when the program was implemented both in-person & virtually to audiences spanning multiple offices & multiple countries.

Second Stage

12:00 - 1:30 pm

On own

Lunch

Lunch

1:05 - 1:20 pm

Cara Bradley

Mindful Movement

Meditation Room

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Elisha Goldstein

Why the Impact of Some Mindfulness Programs is Stickier than Others - Social Connection, the Secret Sauce 
Employee stress, morale, productivity and loyalty have major impacts on the bottom line. Understanding the science behind the brain's decision making, along with emotional and behavioral contagion can help us curate our environments to inspire positive changes that stick.  

Main Stage

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Chuck Lief &
Regina Smith

A Little Too Much Truth: A Candid Conversation between a CEO & a Chief Diversity Officer
Witness Naropa University’s President and Chief Diversity Officer as they ask each other the tough questions about how identity informs their work, and that organizational leaders often avoid. This fierce and compassionate conversation demonstrates the fearlessness that is a trademark of leaders who are rooted in mindfulness practice, principles, & presence

Second Stage

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Rachel Gutter &
Emily Winer

Cultivating a Resilient Workforce: WELL Approaches to Helping Your Employees Thrive
Supporting employee well-being does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. This interactive session will unpack the unique obstacles and stressors faced across different workplaces. Using features from the WELL Building Standard as a framework, we’ll explore the various strategies that can help build a resilient workforce, reduce the risk of burnout, & create an environment where employees thrive.

Workshop Room

2:15 - 2:30 pm

Break

Break

Break

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Michael Gelb

The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now
Recent research confirms that a sense of connectedness with others is the single greatest predictor of longevity, health and happiness. Connecting effectively is also the most important personal and business leadership skill. It’s the key to building relationships, preventing and resolving conflict and selling ideas. This program emphasizes immediately applicable take home improvement in the communication core competencies of listening, empathy, negotiation, influence and presentation skills.

Main Stage

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Ina Gjikondi &
Richard Barrett

Soul in the Workplace - The Future of Mindfulness at Work
When the concept of Spirituality in the Workplace arrived in the early 1990's nobody was sure where it was going. Eventually, some 20 years later, it morphed into Mindfulness in the Workplace. A new concept is now emerging, Soul in the Workplace. Learn why this is happening now; what the likely impacts will be; and how we can further this movement.

Second Stage

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Caroline Welch

Meeting Myths in the Workplace: A Woman's Challenge
Women have been earning more college degrees than men, yet women are still under-represented in managerial and C-suite positions as cultural and societal myths persist. Explore how to best meet these workplace challenges.

Workshop Room

3:15 - 3:30 pm

Break

Break

Break

3:30 - 4:15 pm

Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

The 6 Core Skills of Applied Positive Psychology for Increased Flourishing & Resilience

Understand how positive psychology practitioners use validated measures of well-being and tested interventions to inform their work. Help individuals, organizations, and communities through the 6 Pathways of Flourishing.

Main Stage

3:30 - 4:15 pm

Hammad Atassi

The Business Case for the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, & Profit
What does it mean to be a 3BL, sustainable business? Why is there a demand for sustainable/mission-driven businesses? And why do we need those businesses to engage in systemic policy work that is authentically aligned with sustainable commitments?

Second Stage

3:30 - 4:15 pm

Laurie Cameron

Getting Past the Launch: Strategies that Help Mindfulness Programs Last
Many organizations that introduce mindfulness don’t get past a “one-and-done”  experience. To have real impact, it is necessary to learn the strategies that build a sustainable path to behavior change and increase performance. Discover how a Mindful Leader program took hold across the USA, and how you can adapt these ideas into your own organization.

Workshop Room

4:15 - 4:30 pm

Break

Break

Break

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Judson Brewer

The Neuroscience Behind How Mindfulness Helps Us Hack Our Minds
Unravel the mysteries of the mind, drawing from the latest clinical studies and brain imaging research. Learn how to apply these insights for breaking habits, forming better routines and improving performance and wellness.

Main Stage

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Mo Edjlali

Reflections and Closing Remarks

Main Stage

6:00 - 7:30 pm

All Attendees

Welcome Reception
Cash bar and live music.

Grand Foyer

SATURDAY - November 3, 2018

Time

Speaker

Session

Location

7:00 - 8:30 am

Registration

Registration Opens

Registration Desk

7:00 - 7:45 am

Flow Yoga Center

Debra & Catherine

Yoga for All Levels

Bring your own mat.

Workshop Room

7:00 - 7:45 am

Due Quach

Morning Meditation

Meditation Room

8:00 - 8:45 am

Mo Edjlali &
Laurie Cameron

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Main Stage

9:00 - 9:45 am

Tara Brach

Radical Compassion: Awakening Our Naturally Wise & Loving Hearts
Cultivating compassion requires de-conditioning outmoded programing from our survival brains. Through neuroscience and Buddhist psychology, face the challenges that arise when we experience compassion and learn a 4 part meditation training that awakens our naturally wise and loving hearts.

Main Stage

9:45 - 10:00 am

Break

Break

Break

10:00 -10:45 am

Gesa Hauser &
Daniel Vonier

Mindfulness @Deutsche Telekom: Re-inventing Emotional Intelligence in the Corporate World
Explore why Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence are core capabilities for future-fit leaders in an ever-increasingly complex world.

Main Stage

10:00 -10:45 am

Richard Strozzi-Heckler & Marvin Riley

A Conversation about the Importance of Mindful Movement Practices & Leadership Development
How can leaders in our fast-paced and complex work environments produce new outcomes that are aligned with our values and create cohesive teams, even under pressure? Explore the possibilities that secular mindfulness practices can open for leaders and teams at companies like EnPro Industries.

Second Stage

10:45 -11:00 am

Break

Break

Break

11:00 -11:45 am

Jim Dethmer

7 Keys to Resolve Conflict Consciously
As individual leaders and their teams become more mindful, communication and conflict are still issues in relationships and organizations. Discover a mindful approach to communication and conflict, including a very practical tool called
The Clearing Model that hundreds of teams are using to practice conscious communication and conflict resolution.

Main Stage

11:00 -11:45 am

Stephen Josephs

Beyond Self-Importance: Your Ego Got You Here, but it Won't Get You There
A central task in leadership development is to help executives abandon their ego and lead with clear minds & open hearts. Experience first-hand how dropping the ego improves outcomes in high-stake challenges by integrating meditation into executive coaching.

Second Stage

12:00 - 1:30 pm

On Own

Lunch

Lunch

1:05 - 1:20 pm

Cara Bradley

Mindful Movement

Meditation Room

1:30 - 2:15 pm

James Flaherty & Luzette Jaimes

Unleashing Systemic Transformation through Integral Leadership
Generate new systems in which life can flourish, include personal inner & outer development, and build genuine empathetic relationships & alliances. Drawing on the worldwide experience of Ashoka and New Ventures West, learn from real-life examples of people who bring life-giving/positive transformation to communities and organizations around the globe.

Main Stage

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Clif Smith

Mindfulness @Ernst & Young: The Possibilities of Mindfulness in the Workplace
Starting a mindfulness program in the corporate world can be daunting. The relentless pursuit of business, near constant “multitasking”, and competitiveness make is seem an impossible task. Fortunately, that’s just a thought. Examine the lessons learned, key steps, and perils encountered building EY’s US Mindfulness Network.

Second Stage

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Maria Sirois

The Intersection of Happiness & Resilience: Tools that Increase Well-Being, Capacity, & Optimism within Your Organization
Explore how happiness & resilience enable us to leverage our ideal self when faced with threat or opportunity. Learn how  to use moments of change as catalysts for positive growth, engagement, & capacity.

Workshop Room

2:15 - 2:30 pm

Break

Break

Break

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Ed Hess & Marvin Riley

Hyper-Learning: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage
In the future, humans will have to learn and unlearn at a pace faster than ever before. This will require the highest levels of cognitive and emotional performance. And it all begins with Mindfulness. Learn how all leadership needs to become Mindful Leadership and how mindfulness should become a core competency of every organization & a necessity for being a Hyper- Learner.

Main Stage

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Due Quach

Deconstructing Unconscious Bias Using Neuroscience & Mindfulness
See how neural mechanisms underlie unconscious bias and learn how to provide a framework for mindful and compassionate observation. Discover how to deconstruct your biases, and how to activate neural pathways that enable you to more effectively engage with people whose perspectives may be very different from your own.

Second Stage

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Mo Edjlali

The Evolution of Mindful Leadership: What's Next?

In this interactive workshop, explore the state of the Mindful Leadership movement, Mindfulness at work, and what comes next.

Workshop Room

3:15 - 3:30 pm

Break

Break

Break

3:30 - 4:15 pm

Ruth King

Cultivating Racial Awareness: Diversity Starts with Leadership Not Policy
Racism remains one of the most rooted and painful impasses of our time. Discover how mindful awareness supports racial wellbeing and leadership transformation with the Racial Awareness Rubik™ — an understanding of our individual and collective racial conditioning and their systemic proliferation.

Main Stage

3:30 - 4:15 pm

Bill Duane

Training Executives to Make Friends with Chaos & Complexity - insights from Google
Google depends on leaders who can adjust to a landscape that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Learn from Google’s former Superintendent of Well Being about how mindfulness helps you develop resilience, and how connecting deeply with yourself and others is the foundation for leading with authenticity.

Second Stage

3:30 - 4:15 pm

Cara Bradley &
Buddy Biancalana

Finding Flow at Work

Humans thrive when present. Be here now in mind and body as we experience flow—a heightened state of awareness where we think less, feel alive, and perform better. This interactive session will explore the neurobiology, strategies and application of flow.

Workshop Room

4:15 - 4:30 pm

Break

Break

Break

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Peter Bostelmann

Mindfulness @SAP: The Journey, Tactics, & Strategies Behind One of the World's Most Successful Mindfulness at Work Programs
How did an unfunded grassroots initiative grow into one of the largest Mindfulness at work programs in the world with over 43 internal trainers, serving 7,500 employees across 26 countries? What challenges does a mature large scale program face six years in?  Explore
 key insights and support structures for sustainable growth and lasting cultural change.

Main Stage

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Mo Edjlali

Reflection and Closing Remarks

Main Stage

6:00 - 7:30 pm

All Attendees

Mix & Mingle

Grand Foyer

SUNDAY - November 4, 2018 

Time

Speaker

Session

Location

8:00 am

Registration

Registration Opens

Registration Desk

9:00 - 3:30 pm

Jim Dethmer
Conscious Leadership Group

Daylong Intensive - 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership
Learn practical ways to bring emotional intelligence into the workplace, how to shift from being reactive to being present and how to use candor & authenticity to shift a workplace conversation or culture.

Intensive Room

9:00 - 3:30 pm

James Flaherty
New Ventures West

Daylong Intensive - Not Turning Away: Facing Life with Courage, Strength & Compassion

Join the founder of the Integral Coaching® methodology, to explore practical, sustainable ways to stay present and contribute in our unpredictable world. Discover how to reawaken courage and sensitivity in your leadership. Become more competent in designing your life, practices, and conversations. Learn how to detect and stop your patterns of distraction & denial, and be better able to initiate and sustain a robust network of support.

Intensive Room

9:00 - 3:30 pm

Michael Gelb
The High Performance Learning Center

Daylong Intensive - Mindfulness in Motion
Learn about the ancient practices of Tai Chi and Qigong. Dive deep into the applications of Tai Chi and Qigong principles for Leadership.

Intensive Room

9:00 - 3:30 pm

Chuck Lief & Regina Smith

Naropa University

Daylong Intensive - Death as Catalyst: An Exploration of How to Develop Fearless Leadership

Participate in Mindfulness practices, contemplate your own mortality, and discover how to bring heart-centered clarity to the values & priorities that inform your leadership style & daily decisions.

Intensive Room