<h3 style="text-align: center;">Based on Bill George's Authentic Leadership Course<br>at Harvard Business School</h3>
Have you discovered your True North? Do you know what your life and leadership are all about?
Leadership starts with being authentic, the genuine you. 1440’s True North Leadership is a professional development program designed to help you become the leader you want to be. In the process you will discover your True North—the internal compass that guides you successfully through life.
During this 5-day program you’ll learn to:
- Lead with integrity and heart through difficult and pressure-filled challenges
- Understand the impact of your life story and crucibles on your leadership style
- Deepen your emotional intelligence through self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy
- Increase innovation, productivity, and well-being through mindful leadership practices
- Empower teams and create energy through trust and authenticity
- Create lasting value by aligning people around the mission and values of your organization
- Become an authentic leader by understanding your leadership purpose
- Create work/home balance to lead a fully integrated life.
"Sharing my personal stories with all the raw bits, I received compassion, curiosity, and challenge ... and now I take new risks in my life. The [Leadership] Circles are a genuine practice for professional growth."
Part 1: Your Leadership Journey
- Life Story
- Losing Your Way
Part 2: Discover Your Authentic Leadership
- Develop Your Self-Awareness
- Practice Your Values
- Find Your Sweet Spot
- Build Your Support Team
- Integrate Your Life
Part 3: Put Your Authentic Leadership in Action
- The Transformation from I to We
- Lead with Purpose
- Empower Others to Lead
- Become a Global Authentic Leader
- Create Your Personal Leadership Development Plan
Your experience will be different…
- The diversity of the participants and variety of sectors deepens dialogue and learning.
- We welcome and respect people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
- Our faculty includes some of the brightest minds in leadership, professional development, and mindfulness.
- The True North curriculum addresses all of you: heart, mind, body, and spirit.
- Indoor and outdoor classes, wellness sessions, and small Leadership Circles designed exclusively for True North Leadership.
- Morning and evening contemplative practices like yoga and tai chi support the program’s emphasis on mindfulness, the core of authentic leadership.
- Social gatherings allow for interaction with faculty and participants.
- The Leadership Circles stay together throughout the program, creating a trusting bond that lasts long after you leave.
- Develop an actionable Leadership Development Plan that you can implement immediately.
Ready to Apply?
Program tuition is $4,000
Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately. Needs-based scholarships are available.
Admission to the True North Leadership program is by application only. Once accepted, program participants can apply for a needs-based True North scholarship.
Interested in a True North Leadership custom
program for your organization? Contact us here.
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See What Attendees Are Saying
“The program […] gives you the guidelines and the parameters to be able to explore who you are, what you’re doing, where you’re going in a way that brings in work, life, self-care, the personal experience all wrapped up into one package.”
True North Faculty
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.
The former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic, Bill 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.
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 cofounded 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.
Retired U.S. Air Force General, public policy expert
Dana H. Born (Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership (CPL); Faculty Chair, Senior Executive Fellows (SEF) Program; Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government) is a retired Brigadier General with 30 years of service in the United States Air Force. She served two terms as the Dean of the Faculty at the United States Air Force Academy where she was also the Professor and Head of the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department.
Dana also served as an Exchange Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force, Assistant Director for Recruiting Research and Analysis for the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Deputy Chief of the Personnel Issues Team for the Department of the Air Force, Aide and Speech Writer to the Secretary of the Air Force, Squadron Commander for 11th Mission Support Squadron at Bolling AFB, DC, and in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A graduate with distinction of the United States Air Force Academy, Professor Born received her B.S. in Behavioral Sciences, M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Trinity University, TX, M.A. in Research Psychology from University of Melbourne, and Doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Penn State University.
Award-winning keynote speaker, expert in Individual & Workplace Transformation
Michelle is CEO and Founder of Lucenscia, a firm dedicated to the cultivation of human potential and mindful business transformation. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits in the United States and abroad including LinkedIn, Microsoft, TD Bank, MUFG, Cisco, Deustche Telekom, Barilla Pasta, and the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
As a former corporate attorney and business leader, Michelle uniquely leverages her experience to support the growth and positive performance impact of leaders and their teams. She is a True North Leadership Teaching Fellow, serves as faculty and coach with Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification program and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute’s teacher training program. She also is a Certified Genos International Emotional Intelligence Practitioner®, Certified Mindfulness Teacher—Professional Level (CMT-P) with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, Level 2 Certified Search Inside Yourself Teacher, and Board Director with the Institute for Organizational Mindfulness.
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.
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.
See Bill George on Authentic Leadership
“Authentic leaders align people around a mission and values. Some people say this is the soft side of leadership. I contend this is much harder, much harder than making the numbers.”
Looking for more leadership wisdom from Bill George? Read more on the 1440 blog here: Discover Your True North at 1440.
"The program really pushed me to make personal and professional changes, and gave me tactics to do so that align with what I stand for and who I am. It also gave me a turbo boost for courage."
"True North and its innovative approach to leadership was a big hit and we left excited to bring back what we learned to our teams across the globe"
About 1440 Multiversity
Redwood trails, copper-adorned buildings with majestic views, and decks built around sky-high trunks keep you wrapped in nature while on our 75-acre campus.
Part wellness resort, part Ted-talk auditorium, part conference center, our campus features state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting spaces, and accommodations tucked away in a lush forest between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley. With locally sourced meals, holistic-health classes, Fitness Center, infinity-edge hot tub, and more, your stay at 1440 is designed to nurture, educate, and inspire.
1440 Multiversity is in the redwoods of Scotts Valley, California, between Santa Cruz
and Silicon Valley—within easy reach of San Francisco.
Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC): 27 miles
San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 60 miles
Oakland International Airport (OAK): 60 miles