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Mindfulness for Leaders

Superior Organizational Results through Compassionate Leadership

November 17 - 19, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$625 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Learn proven techniques and documented benefits for becoming a more mindful and compassionate leader. Drawing on established business and mindfulness practices, you will explore the key traits of great leaders and discover how to achieve optimal organizational performance in today’s digital workplace.

Leadership expert Barry Margerum, MBA, BS, will guide you in a variety of individual and group exercises, discussion, journaling, and mindful listening to help you improve your communication skills. In addition, you will learn:

  • How to build a mindfulness-based culture where employees are more engaged, have increased well-being, and perform optimally
  • Five specific meditation practices
  • How to enhance the outcomes of crucial conversations and challenging circumstances.

This workshop is geared to knowledge workers and those interested in improving their leadership skills. You will come away with a better understanding of how to build a mindfulness-based business culture and your role in it.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Barry Margerum, MBA

    Executive and certified Search Inside Yourself (SIY) teacher

    Barry Margerum has over 30 years of executive and board of director level business experience in California high technology companies.

    As the chief strategy officer of Plantronics and a long-term mindfulness practitioner, he introduced Search Inside Yourself (SIY), Google’s mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program, to the Plantronics company in June 2012. Barry became a certified SIY teacher in 2015 and currently teaches mindfulness-based classes to executives and workers around the world.

    He joined Plantronics in 1994 and was promoted in 1996 to president and general manager of the computer and mobile systems group. In 1997, he left Plantronics to become president and CEO of Euphonix, Inc., a public company in the high-end audio equipment space. In 2000, he rejoined Plantronics and in 2008 was named its chief strategy officer.

    Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University. He has also worked for Apple, Inc. and IBM Corporation.

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  • Why Attend
    • <div data-canvas-width="27.178453180392154">You're ready to make better business and life choices.</div>

    • <div data-canvas-width="239.08640806666648">Gain tools for being less emotionally reactive.</div>

    • <div data-canvas-width="519.6611178529413">Connect with others interested in redefining contemporary business culture.</div>

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  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life’s most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You’ll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you’ve pretty much captured what you’ll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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