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Welcome


5th Annual Mindful Leadership Summit
November 1 - 4th, 2018
Washington, D.C.
 

The Mindful Leadership Summit is the world's largest gathering devoted to the advancement of mindfulness and compassion in the workplace. 

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Welcome


5th Annual Mindful Leadership Summit
November 1 - 4th, 2018
Washington, D.C.
 

The Mindful Leadership Summit is the world's largest gathering devoted to the advancement of mindfulness and compassion in the workplace. 

 

Now is the time to Redefine Leadership.

There is an alternative to just leading from the top down.
It's leading from the inside out. 

 
 


That’s what Mindful Leadership is all about. It’s about recognizing that your leadership is in service to others. It’s about creating the space in your life to cultivate self-awareness, compassion and leading with authenticity in a way that inspires others. Doing this, we can transform our own lives, our organizations, our communities – and the world.  

If you aspire to bring Mindfulness to your organization, then this is the Pre-Eminent Opportunity to join the Movement and learn how to redefine Leadership for the 21st century.


In the last 4 years, we've had 2,970 leaders from over 34 countries attend our annual event



The Mindful Leadership Summit is the world's largest gathering devoted to the advancement of mindfulness and compassion in the workplace. 


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Meet Your Speakers


Meet Your Speakers


Meet Your Summit Speakers

Renowned Meditation Teachers, Best-Selling Authors, Pioneering Scientists, Executives & Directors of F500 Companies, Non-profits, & Government Institutions


 
  JUDSON BREWER, MD, PhD   Professor & Director of R&I  Mindfulness Center at Brown University

JUDSON BREWER, MD, PhD
Professor & Director of R&I Mindfulness Center at Brown University

  RUTH KING   Teacher, Life Coach, & Author  Mindful of Race

RUTH KING
Teacher, Life Coach, & Author
Mindful of Race

  AMIT SOOD, MD, FACP   Chair of Mind Body Initiative & Professor  Mayo Clinic College

AMIT SOOD, MD, FACP
Chair of Mind Body Initiative & Professor
Mayo Clinic College

  BILL GEORGE, PhD   Senior Fellow & Former CEO  Harvard Business School & Medtronic

BILL GEORGE, PhD
Senior Fellow & Former CEO
Harvard Business School & Medtronic

  TARA BRACH, PhD   Teacher, Author, & Founder   IMCW

TARA BRACH, PhD
Teacher, Author, & Founder
IMCW

 
 
  DORRIE FONTAINE, PhD   Dean & Professor  University of Virginia School of Nursing

DORRIE FONTAINE, PhD
Dean & Professor
University of Virginia School of Nursing

  MARVIN RILEY   Chief Operating Officer  EnPro Industries Inc.

MARVIN RILEY
Chief Operating Officer
EnPro Industries Inc.

  CLIF SMITH   EY Americas Mindfulness Network Leader  Ernst & Young

CLIF SMITH
EY Americas Mindfulness Network Leader
Ernst & Young

  GESA HAUSER   Senior Manager of Top Executive Development  Deustche Telekom AG

GESA HAUSER
Senior Manager of Top Executive Development
Deustche Telekom AG

  PETER BOSTELMANN   Founder & Director   SAP's Global Mindfulness Practice

PETER BOSTELMANN
Founder & Director
SAP's Global Mindfulness Practice

 
 
  LILI POWELL, PhD   Professor & Kluge Endowed Chair  Darden School of Business & UVA School of Nursing

LILI POWELL, PhD
Professor & Kluge Endowed Chair
Darden School of Business & UVA School of Nursing

  ED HESS, JD, LLM   Professor & Executive-in-Residence  Darden School of Business

ED HESS, JD, LLM
Professor & Executive-in-Residence
Darden School of Business

  MICHAEL GELB   Author & Teacher  The High Performance Learning Center

MICHAEL GELB
Author & Teacher
The High Performance Learning Center


  DANIEL VONIER   VP of Top Executive Development  Deutsche Telekom AG

DANIEL VONIER
VP of Top Executive Development
Deutsche Telekom AG


  EMILYA ZHIVOTOVSKAYA, MAPP, MCC   CEO & Founder  The Flourishing Center

EMILYA ZHIVOTOVSKAYA, MAPP, MCC
CEO & Founder
The Flourishing Center

 
 
  JAMES FLAHERTY   Founder  New Ventures West

JAMES FLAHERTY
Founder
New Ventures West


  LUZETTE JAIMES   Director of Learning & Development  Ashoka

LUZETTE JAIMES
Director of Learning & Development
Ashoka

  CHARLES LIEF   President  Naropa University

CHARLES LIEF
President
Naropa University


  INA GJIKONDI   Director of Executive Education & Coaching  GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadership

INA GJIKONDI
Director of Executive Education & Coaching
GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadership

  PETER WENG   Chief Business Officer  SIYLI

PETER WENG
Chief Business Officer
SIYLI


 
 
  CAROLINE WELCH   Co-founder & CEO  The Mindsight Institute

CAROLINE WELCH
Co-founder & CEO
The Mindsight Institute

  JIM DETHMER   Coach, Author, & Founding Partner   Conscious Leadership Group

JIM DETHMER
Coach, Author, & Founding Partner
Conscious Leadership Group

  REGINA SMITH   Director   The Office for Inclusive Community at Naropa

REGINA SMITH
Director
The Office for Inclusive Community at Naropa

  RICHARD BARRETT   Founder & Former Values Coordinator  Barrett Values Center & the World Bank

RICHARD BARRETT
Founder & Former Values Coordinator
Barrett Values Center & the World Bank

  ELISHA GOLDSTEIN, PhD   Psychologist & Founder  The Center for Mindful Living

ELISHA GOLDSTEIN, PhD
Psychologist & Founder
The Center for Mindful Living

 
 
  MARK GOLDBERG   Senior Manager of Global Health & Well-Being  Latham & Watkins LLP

MARK GOLDBERG
Senior Manager of Global Health & Well-Being
Latham & Watkins LLP

  DANA PULLEY   Senior Consultant & Facilitator  Potential Project

DANA PULLEY
Senior Consultant & Facilitator
Potential Project

  BILL DUANE   CEO  Bill Duane & Associates

BILL DUANE
CEO
Bill Duane & Associates

  DUE QUACH   CEO, Founder, & Author  Calm Clarity

DUE QUACH
CEO, Founder, & Author
Calm Clarity

  RICHARD STROZZI-HECKLER, PhD   Founder  Strozzi Institute

RICHARD STROZZI-HECKLER, PhD
Founder
Strozzi Institute

 
 
  MARIA SIROIS, PsyD   Positive Psychologist  Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

MARIA SIROIS, PsyD
Positive Psychologist
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

  HAMMAD ATASSI   CEO  American Sustainable Business Council

HAMMAD ATASSI
CEO
American Sustainable Business Council

  LALEH ESHKEVARI   Senior Director of Organizational & Employee Development  The Humane Society of the US

LALEH ESHKEVARI
Senior Director of Organizational & Employee Development
The Humane Society of the US

  STEPHEN JOSEPHS   Executive Coach & Founder  Stephen Josephs LLC

STEPHEN JOSEPHS
Executive Coach & Founder
Stephen Josephs LLC

  LAURIE CAMERON   Author, CEO, & Founder  PurposeBlue

LAURIE CAMERON
Author, CEO, & Founder
PurposeBlue

 
 
  CARA BRADLEY   Teacher & Author  On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine

CARA BRADLEY
Teacher & Author
On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine

  DEBRA PERLSON-MISHALOVE   Teacher, Owner, & Creative Director  Flow Yoga Center

DEBRA PERLSON-MISHALOVE
Teacher, Owner, & Creative Director
Flow Yoga Center

  CATHERINE ZACK   Teacher & Wellness Director   Flow Yoga Center

CATHERINE ZACK
Teacher & Wellness Director
Flow Yoga Center

  SUSAN SKJEI, PhD   Director  The Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa

SUSAN SKJEI, PhD
Director
The Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa

 

Session Topics to be Announced Soon

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Schedule 2018


Summit: Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3

Full-Day Leadership Intensives (Optional): Thursday, November 1 and Sunday, November 4

Schedule 2018


Summit: Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3

Full-Day Leadership Intensives (Optional): Thursday, November 1 and Sunday, November 4

Agenda

Join us for the Summit on Friday & Saturday, November 2 – 3
 

The Summit Program Includes:

  • Keynote talks

  • Panel discussions

  • Interactive workshops

  • Contemplative practice

  • Mindful movement

  • Opportunities to share and connect

  • Success stories

  • Social events

  • Optional day of leadership intensives

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Full Day Leadership Intensives (Optional)
Thursday, November 1 & Sunday, November 4 from 9:00am - 3:30pm

  • Thursday Option 1: Amit Sood from Mayo Clinic
    Experience SMART (Stress Management and Resiliency Training) a structured approach to enhance self-awareness, focus, and positive mindset based on integrating cutting-edge advances in neurosciences with timeless principles. The 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, and positive health behaviors.

  • Thursday Option 2: The Flourishing Center
    Discover what 30 years of research has uncovered about the science of resilience. Help yourself and others bounce back better from ANY adversity, big or small. In this training learn the foundational mental, emotional, physical and spiritual/social skills for resilience. Full day participants will earn a Certificate of Level 1 Completion in the Bounce Back Better® (B³) Program from The Flourishing Center, the worlds leader in positive psychology practitioner training programs. 

  • Sunday Option 1: Conscious Leadership Group
    Join Jim Dethmer, co-founder of the Conscious Leadership Group, and discover the 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.

  • Sunday Option 2: New Ventures West
    Join James Flaherty, founder of the Integral Coaching® methodology, to explore practical, sustainable ways to stay present and contributing in our unpredictable world. In times when it is tempting to turn away, discover how to reawaken courage and sensitivity in your leadership. You will leave this intensive more competent in designing your life, practices, and conversations. More skillful at detecting and stopping your patterns of distraction & denial. And better able to initiate and sustain robust networks of support. 

  • Sunday Option 3: The High Performance Learning Center
    Learn about the ancient practices of Tai Chi and Qigong during Michael Gelb’s Post-Summit Intensive. The workshop will be broken down into two parts. Part 1 will look at Mindfulness in Motion and provide an introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong. Part 2 will provide a deep dive into the applications of Tai Chi and Qigong principles for Leadership.

  • Sunday Option 4: Naropa University
    Participate in an experiential workshop titled Death as Catalyst: An Exploration of How to Develop Fearless Leadership. Mindfulness practices will be used to guide participants into a contemplation of their own mortality, bringing heart-centered clarity to the values and priorities that inform their leadership style and daily decisions.

 

NOTE:  You can update your intensive option at any point so long as there is space available.   

We plan to release more details about the schedule and intensives as they become available. 

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Venue & Hotel


GRAND HYATT WASHINGTON
1000 H Street NW
Washington D.C., USA, 20001

Venue & Hotel


GRAND HYATT WASHINGTON
1000 H Street NW
Washington D.C., USA, 20001

The address of all the Intensives and Summit Events is:
Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW, Washington D.C., 20001

BOOK YOUR ROOM (before our block sells out): Please take a moment to book your hotel room at the venue to get our special attendee rate, we expect our hotel block to sell out again so book today to get a room at the venue at our special attendee rate.  If you email us after the block has sold out there is not much we can do. 

To register and save over the standard rate, either click here to use our unique registration link or call 1-888-421-1442. Make sure to say you are with the Mindful Leader Conference to receive the discount.

Rooms are available at the Grand Hyatt in our discounted block. Book now and enjoy the convenience of staying at the venue.

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Grand Hyatt

The Grand Hyatt hotel is centrally located in Washington, D.C., near all of the main attractions this district has to offer. Hop on the Metro, accessible from the lobby of our luxurious Washington, D.C. hotel and you’ll discover that fun things to do in Washington, D.C. are within easy reach. We’re also located within walking distance of the Capital One Arena, Smithsonian Institution museums, national monuments and the Washington Convention Center.


Map of Area

 

Public Transportation

Metro Center train station » Access to Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the Pentagon, Rock Creek Park and Alexandria

Parking

The Grand Hyatt Washington offers valet parking and self-parking services, click here for details. Or you can park in a nearby parking lot for less that $15 a day. We recommend using Spot Hero, click here

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What to Expect


What to Expect


What to Expect at the Summit

 
 

What we hope for you:

Discovery - How do you keep up with the latest research? Techniques? Innovation? You will be inspired by work being done in your backyard and across the globe. You'll hear updates from the leaders in the field and untold stories about ordinary people having an extraordinary impact. You’ll encounter new ways to approach situations that you’ve been stuck in and tools that help implement Mindfulness into your workplace easier. You’ll learn from the best of the best and engage with peers that are in the trenches facing the same issues you face daily.

Growth  - How do you have a greater impact? Work with competing priorities? Not enough time? Not enough money? You’ve got to get creative and hone your craft. You will discover new ways to approach old problems, learn to deliver more effective results with slight modifications to your technique and how to have greater success while avoiding burn out. You will leave with a deeper sense of self, knowing how to apply Mindfulness to your profession with more skills and how to bring Mindfulness into your workplace with greater effectiveness.

Connection -  How do you ensure that when you leave the Summit that you have a support system to fall back on? You’ll be part of a unique gathering of people, all of whom are interested in exploring this emerging path of leadership excellence. We know how important it’s going to be for you to connect with others at this event, so we're creating an environment that encourages peer-to-peer learning and community-building. In addition to keynote talks, main stage presentations, workshops and mindfulness practice, there will be opportunities for making personal connections through small round tables, organic group discussions and social events. We'll have time to share success stories, challenges, practical tools and best practices.

 
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Meet Your Sponsors