Daniel Siegel|Marc Lesser: Aware Leadership at 1440 Multiversity

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Aware Leadership

Living and Leading a Meaningful and Connected Life

August 9 - 11, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

What does it really mean to  lead with awareness—to be clear, open, and compassionate—and to live a life of authentic connection and purposeful engagement?

Join best-selling author and renowned psychiatrist Dan Siegel, MD, and mindfulness and emotional intelligence expert Marc Lesser, for an intensive deep dive  on how to cultivate and embody leading with awareness as a way to transform yourself and the world.

During this powerful weekend, you’ll:

  • Examine the integration of  mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and leadership
  • Develop and utilize an awareness practice
  • Implement mindfulness exercises for integrating leadership and life
  • Explore how mindfulness grows healthier brains, reduces stress, and increases energy.

Align your  awareness and leadership practices so that together they seamlessly encourage heightened focus, open awareness, and the emotional intelligence capacities needed for truly conscious leadership. Research suggests that these  skills  cultivate vital aspects of  both self-development and leadership growth. Learn how this kind of integration serves as a practical bridge between the science of well-being and the experience of embodied leadership  through scientifically-inspired and experiential exercises.

In this workshop, you’ll gain skills and ideas to create a comprehensive  approach to unifying mindfulness, relationship, and  leadership. Develop greater  meaning and connection as you flourish  in your daily life at work and home.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Daniel Siegel, MD

    Author, renowned psychiatrist

    Dan Siegel is an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and renowned child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is also on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. Also at UCLA, he is a founding codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center.

    As the executive director of the Mindsight Institute—which offers online learning and in-person lectures focusing on the development of mindsight in individuals, families, and communities—he is also addressing the intersection of human relationships with basic biological processes. As a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, he studied family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory, and narrative.

    Known for his unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts accessible and exciting to a range of audiences, Dr. Siegel has addressed diverse local, national, and international groups, including Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the King of Thailand, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx.

    His books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, The Mindful Therapist, The Whole-Brain Child, Brainstorm, and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. He speaks internationally to many different groups, including teachers, mental health and healthcare professionals, business leaders, and to the general public. He lives in Southern California with his family.

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    Marc Lesser

    Chief executive officer of ZBA and mindfulness expert

    Marc Lesser is the founder and chief executive officer of ZBA Associates, an executive coaching and consulting company with worldwide clients, including Google, Genentech, and Twitter. He is also a mindfulness teacher, author, and speaker.

    The cofounder and former chief executive officer of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training for leaders rooted in science, he has led mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many leading businesses and organizations. He is also the founder and former chief executive officer of Brush Dance, a leader in recycled paper greeting cards and calendars.

    Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years. He went on to become director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the Western world, and has now taught Zen for more than twenty years. He currently leads Mill Valley Zen, a weekly meditation group.

    Marc is the author of four books, including the most recent Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen.

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  • Why Attend
    • Engage in contemplative practices to explore your innate leadership as well as interactive exercises to grow emotional intelligence when relating to family, friends, and peers.

    • Cultivate greater presence, attentiveness, curiosity, and insight: essential qualities of exemplary thought leaders, change makers, entrepreneurs, and executives.

    • Guided by top experts in psychology and mindfulness, gain a deep understanding of the science and benefits of applied mindfulness and awareness practices. 

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    None required.

    Experience Level  

    For all levels

  • 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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