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Mark Wilding

Keynote speaker on authentic leadership


Mark Wilding

Keynote speaker on authentic leadership


Mark Wilding is the executive director of PassageWorks Institute and a member of the core faculty. He is coauthor of The Five Dimensions of Engaged Teaching, a book for K–12 educators. In addition to his duties as a director, Mark teaches courses and workshops, facilitates conferences and dialogues, and presents keynotes and lectures. He works closely with PassageWorks faculty to develop and deliver programs that support educators to develop the intrapersonal and interpersonal capacities necessary to: sustain an authentic teaching practice; engage students; support social, emotional, and academic learning outcomes; and collaborate effectively with colleagues.

Mark is the former director of Naropa University’s center for business and economics, and he helped launch a graduate degree program at Naropa in 1995. Mark continues to teach graduate courses in authentic leadership and systems thinking at Naropa. He has held leadership roles in government, business, nonprofit, and academic organizations. In 1985, he helped found a public computer software company, and served on the board and in several roles until he left as president in 1993.

Previous Programs

Transformational Leadership for Educators

July 9-14, 2017
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

Every school is a complex and dynamic system that requires highly skilled leadership to both manage and transform. Educational leaders need innovative strategies,...