Bill George|Scott Kriens|Dana H. Born|Gayle Ober: True North Leadership at 1440 Multiversity

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True North Leadership

@ 1440 Multiversity

October 14 - 19, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$4000 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Join Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Bill George and former Juniper Networks CEO Scott Kriens for a journey to discover your True North and become a better leader. True North Leadership is based on Bill’s  groundbreaking courses at HBS that have helped more than 10,000 leaders, and the Leadership Circles that Scott pioneered so effectively at Juniper.

Spend five days at 1440 Multiversity with Bill and Scott to dive deep and learn to:

  • Discover your True North through your life story and your “crucible moments” that are crossroad events in your life and career
  • Increase your emotional intelligence (EQ) through greater self-awareness, reflective practices, and discovering your blind spots through honest feedback
  • Increase your resilience, fortitude, and courage to lead with integrity
  • Create lasting value by aligning people around the mission and values of your organization
  • Lead an integrated life that enables you to integrate your work with your home life.

This program is a unique opportunity to transform your leadership through open exploration and prepare yourself for greater responsibilities going forward. It is targeted for leaders in nonprofits, foundations, education, small and large business, entrepreneurial companies, medicine, media, military, and government.

Scholarships are available to successful applicants.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Bill George

    Renowned authority on authentic, inspired leadership

    Bill George is senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is author of several books, including the best sellers 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership.

    Bill is former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic and currently serves as a director of Goldman Sachs and the Mayo Clinic. He has served on boards of prestigious organizations, including ExxonMobil, Novartis, and Target Corporation, and as board chair for Allina Health System and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, among others. Earlier in his career, Bill was a senior executive with Honeywell and Litton Industries and served in the United States Department of Defense.

    A trustee of the World Economic Forum USA, Bill has been awarded numerous honorary PhDs and awards, including the Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute. He has been named one of Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years by PBS; Executive of the Year in 2001 by the Academy of Management; and Director of the Year 2001–02 by the National Association of Corporate Directors. Bill is a CNBC contributor and has made frequent appearances on television and radio.


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    Scott Kriens

    Award-winning entrepreneur, cofounder 1440 Multiversity

    Scott Kriens, chairman and former CEO of Juniper Networks, has been in the technology industry for more than 35 years. In 1996, he co-founded Juniper Networks, growing the company to $4 billion in global sales and more than 10,000 employees in 100+ countries.

    In 2010, Scott and his wife Joanie launched 1440 Foundation, a grantmaking organization committed to the cultivation of truly real and connected relationships, with self and others, as a basis for living well. The work of the Foundation led Scott and Joanie to launch 1440 Multiversity, a 21st century learning destination in the California redwoods of Santa Cruz County.

    At his core, Scott is a learner and a builder, committed to finding new ways to tie the world around us to that which is real and powerful within us – whether for the purpose of building teams as a leader in the tech industry or simply as an advocate for the path to living lives of true resonance.

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    Dana H. Born, PhD

    Retired U.S. Air Force General, public policy expert

    Dana H. Born holds many roles at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government: she is co-director of the Center for Public Leadership; faculty chair of the Senior Executive Fellows Program; and a lecturer on public policy. A retired Brigadier General with 30 years of service in the United States Air Force, Dana served two terms as the dean of the faculty for the United States Air Force Academy, from 2004 to 2013, where she was also a professor and head of the behavioral sciences and leadership department. The first woman to hold the position of dean, Dana has continued to be an active support for women in the military and beyond.

    A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Dana received her bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences, master’s degree in experimental psychology, another master’s degree in research psychology, and doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology. Her expertise in leadership, policy, and human behavior has been leveraged through a diverse military career: she served as a squadron commander; aide and speechwriter to two Secretaries of the Air Force; senior-level policy analyst at the Pentagon; and as a foreign exchange officer to Australia. During the September 11th terrorist attack on the Pentagon, Dana was in command of the 11th Mission Support Squadron in Washington, D.C. She and her command were responsible for heading up rescue and recovery efforts and relocating the Air Force’s top commanders.

    The recipient of numerous senior-level military and teaching awards, Dana is a Governing Trustee for the United States Air Force Academy’s Falcon Foundation—serving on the strategy, governance, and scholarship committees. She’s also president of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum; a member of Council on Foreign Relations; senior consultant for the Core Leadership Institute (CLI); peer evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission; and a member of Women Corporate Directors and the International Women’s Forum. She serves as a council member on the Boston mayor’s Pay Equity Workforce and as an advisory board member on A Child’s Guide to War documentary. She was a past president of the American Psychological Association (Society for Military Psychology) and a former board director of the Apollo Education Group.

    Dana’s husband, Tim, is a United States Naval Academy graduate and retired Marine. She and her family live at the foot of the Rocky Mountains where she can satisfy her love of hiking, running, and skiing.


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    Gayle Ober, MNM

    Patron of the arts, expert on nonprofit leadership and development

    Recognized as an ethical and people-focused leader, Gayle Ober is an experienced CEO in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector. She is president of the George Family Foundation, a private foundation with an interest in integrative medicine and health, authentic leadership, spirituality, and the community. With expertise in executive leadership, fund development, and cultural policy, Gayle oversees all of the foundation’s operations, including strategic planning, grantmaking, finances, and community outreach.

    With a master’s degree in nonprofit management and a bachelor’s degree in music, Gayle’s expertise blends an appreciation for the arts with strong business acumen. Prior to joining the foundation, she was the managing director of classical music programming for American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio. She also served as the director of arts, culture, and entertainment for the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and as the executive director of the Dale Warland Singers.

    Dedicated to preparing the next generation of nonprofit leaders, Gayle spent from 2011 to 2017 as a graduate-level instructor in the University of Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Leadership program and continues to serve as a member of the program’s faculty advisory council. An advisor and mentor to emerging nonprofit leaders, she is also a guest lecturer at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her board involvements include Sawmill Management Corporation, the Penny George Institute Foundation at Allina Health, and the Community Advisory Council of the Minneapolis Foundation’s Catalyst Initiative.

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  • Why Attend
    • Leaders at all stages of their careers from non-profit organizations, government, business, health care, military, foundations and media who want to become more effective leaders by improving their capacity to lead.<br /> <br /> You will be surrounded by peers from other fields who are earnestly trying to become better leaders. Through the Leader Circles, you will have many opportunities for personal sharing and intimate discussions.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    5-10 years or more of leadership experience is strongly recommended

  • 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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