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True North Leadership

True North Leadership<br><h3 style="text-align: center;">Authentic Leader Development</h3>

Authentic leadership is about the deeper you. By knowing and living from your leadership purpose and core values you are able to let go of seeing yourself as only one type of leader (strategic, tactical, introverted, extroverted). You begin to realize that who you are, your True North, gives you the flexibility to excel in a wide range of situations, all while being true to your authentic self.

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.

Program tuition is $4,000, plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately. Needs-based scholarships are available.


Based on Bill George’s groundbreaking course at Harvard Business School

Spend five days at 1440 Multiversity with Bill, Scott, Dana, and Gayle so you can 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.
  • Develop your global intelligence (GQ) to serve all people equitably while contributing to all societies.

Grounded in the Leadership Circles that Scott Kriens pioneered at Juniper Networks

Surround yourself with peers from other fields who are earnestly trying to become better leaders. Through the Leader Circles, you will have opportunities for personal sharing and intimate discussions with leaders from:

  • corporations
  • nonprofits and foundations
  • education
  • military and government.

Industries: Technology, Medical, Health Services, Media, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Business Services, Manufacturing.

Are you ready to discover your True North?

Harness the wisdom gained from life’s challenges and direct your leadership from a place of authenticity and truth.

  • Part 1: Your Leadership Journey
    • Life Story
    • Losing Your Way
    • Crucibles
  • 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


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"True North Leadership has been developed around a core principle: we lead best from our true self. It is what we want most, it invites others into trusted relationships with us, and that is a place
where we all flourish."
- Scott Kriens, Cofounder, 1440 Multiversity and Chairman, Juniper Networks

True North Faculty

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.

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.

Dana Born

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.

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.

Gayle Ober

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.

"Our team loved the True North Leadership program. We were looking for a remarkable experience for our LinkedIn directors – one to help them create a culture of authenticity, excellence, and shared responsibility – and we found it. Beautiful campus, amazing faculty, and generous space for our directors to connect and build lasting relationships with one another. 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.
- Jeremy Stover, former Director of Leadership and Coaching at LinkedIn

The Venue

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

You’ll have dedicated, uninterrupted time to focus on important but often elusive priorities. World-class faculty will lead you in original, inspirational curriculum and the magnificent forest grounds will embrace your spirit. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you’ll leave energized, inspired, and ready to move forward in new ways in your work and your life.



1440 Multiversity
800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Nearest Airports

San Jose International Airport (26 miles away)
San Francisco International Airport (61 miles away)

Learn More About the 1440 Campus

True North Leadership returns to 1440 Multiversity

October 13-18, 2019