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Mindful Non-Profit Leadership Training Program (MNL) at Spirit Rock, January-May 2020

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with Marc Lesser, MBA and Nikki Mirghafori, Ph.D.

This five-month training program will be geared toward those in leadership positions working in social and environmental justice, education, health care, and other non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. It will cultivate the mindful leadership skills of focus, clarity, emotional regulation, compassion, self-awareness, and well-being for non-profit leaders in the social change sector.

Through mindfulness curriculum, meditation instruction, group discussions, and practice opportunities, participants will cultivate skills and behaviors that can be applied directly to their personal and professional lives. By developing and incorporating these intentional practices, participants will strengthen professional relationships and workplace environments, expanding impact beyond their own learning for the broader benefit of their work and organization.


A certificate and training program for Directors, Executive Directors, Board Members, C-level leaders, or equivalent, of non-profit organizations, within the San Francisco Bay Area. Commitment: two 2-day commuter retreats, three 1-day retreats & self-study.Participation is limited to 40 participants.Accommodations are not available at Spirit Rock for the commuter and day retreats. Although Spirit Rock staff have not personally viewed or vetted them, as a courtesy to our out-of-town guests, we suggest you check out these nearby accommodations. All sessions in the training program will be held at Spirit Rock.Participation in the program will be confirmed once program requirements are verified.


January 24-25, 2020; 10:00am - 4:30pm February 22, 2020; 10:00am - 4:30pm March 14, 2020; 10:00am - 4:30pm April 18, 2020; 10:00am - 4:30pm May 29-30, 2020; 10:00am - 4:30pm 


The program fee is based on a sliding scale of $2000 - $850. Sliding scale options are available and subsidized with the generous support of the Angell Foundation.Registration is limited to those who work:at a non-profit organization; non-profit ID will be required at registration;as a Director, Board Member (with approval of the Board), a C-Level position, or equivalent level within the organization;in the San Francisco Bay Area; this includes the East Bay, San Francisco, South Bay, Sonoma, and Marin;Maximum of 2 participants per organization.Participation in the program will be confirmed once program requirements are verified. Be sure you meet the requirements! Contact if you have any questions regarding these requirements.


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