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The Servant Leadership Experience

Serve First, Lead Second

January 26 - 28, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$625 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

The world is in desperate need of a different foundation for leadership—one that takes an inside-out approach, giving leaders tools to understand themselves and develop skills for increasing employee passion, customer devotion, and organizational vitality. The Servant Leadership model takes leadership to a higher level, rooted in the commitment to serving first and leading second.

This weekend, join best-selling authors and renowned management trainers Jon Gordon, MEd, Ken Blanchard, PhD, and Marjorie Blanchard, PhD, for this innovative, inspirational workshop that focuses on the heart (character), the head (beliefs), the hands (behavior), and the habits (strategies) to help you recalibrate how you want to lead. As you consider your impact not only on your organization, but also on your life as a whole and the world, you will learn:

  • Cutting-edge tools for self-reflection to tap into your personal mission and purpose as a leader
  • Practices for opening your heart to connect authentically with your organization and those you serve
  • How to motivate your team to clarify and achieve their highest aspirations while acting with respect, care, and fairness for the well-being of all involved
  • Clear methods for mapping out a long-term vision for your legacy.

After this weekend of group discussions, interactive exercises, and introspection, you will return home with strategies to implement immediately and a deeper connection to your internal source of inspiration.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Ken Blanchard, PhD

    Consultant and author of The One Minute Manager

    Ken Blanchard, PhD, is a speaker, consultant, and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Marjorie Blanchard, PhD, founded in 1979 in San Diego, California. Dr. Blanchard is best known for his 1982 book The One Minute Manager, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than 13 million copies.

    Over three decades, he has authored or coauthored 60 books, which have sold more than 21 million copies. His groundbreaking works—including Raving Fans, The Secret, and Leading at a Higher Level—have been translated into more than 42 languages. In 2005, Ken was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 best-selling authors of all time.

    He is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Cornell University, and he also teaches students in the master’s of science in executive leadership program at the University of San Diego.

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    Marjorie Blanchard, PhD

    Management consultant, speaker, and author

    Margie Blanchard, PhD, is a motivational speaker, an accomplished management consultant and trainer, a best-selling author, and an entrepreneur. She was the co-recipient with her husband, Kenneth Blanchard, PhD, of the entrepreneur of the year award from Cornell University.

    She heads the office of the future, a think tank at The Ken Blanchard Companies®—an international management training and consulting firm that she runs with her husband. Dr. Blanchard served as president of the company from 1987–1997, leading its rapid growth and success.

    Coauthor of The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life, Working Well: Managing for Health and High Performance, and Leading at a Higher Level, Dr. Blanchard often speaks on leadership, balance, managing change, aging parents, and life planning.

    She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell University and her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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    Jon Gordon, MEd

    Executive leader, coach, and author

    Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits.

    He is the author of 15 books including 5 best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First and The Power of Positive Leadership. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, BB&T Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy and more.

    Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.

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  • Why Attend
    • You want your style of leadership to reflect your values of service and care.

    • Gain insights into how you can have a positive impact on others while still fulfilling the mission and obligations of your organization or life work.

    • Discover effective ways to create a legacy of generosity and respect that lives on beyond your leadership.

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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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