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Mark Wilding, MA

Keynote speaker on authentic leadership

Mark Wilding is the executive director and a core faculty member of PassageWorks Institute. 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

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, cutting-edge tools, and knowledgeable support to help schools grow into safe and effective learning environments for young people and the adults who educate them. This program provides those strategies, tools, and support....

The Art and Science of Connecting Mind, Body, and Emotion for Student Success Conference

The Art and Science of Connecting Mind, Body, and Emotion for Student Success Conference

January 12 - 15, 2018

Friday - Monday, 3 nights

It’s time for us to reimagine how schools can prepare students for success in college, career, and community, as well as equip them with evidence-based tools for cultivating new habits for health and wellbeing over a lifetime. The research is compelling—students’ academic achievement is highly dependent on cognitive, physical, and emotional wellbeing. In this gathering...