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Leading Differently:
The Power of a Purposeful Pause©
A Two Day Non-Residential Retreat Led by Janice Marturano

September 23 and 24, 2015 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – Chaska, Minnesota

In today’s world, we are faced with novel challenges, limited resources, and increased demands for our expertise and time. The constant pressures can deplete our mental resiliency and interfere with many of the hallmarks of leadership excellence, including our ability to focus, to see clearly, to cultivate space for creativity, and to embody compassion.

During this 2-day nonresidential retreat, we will explore mindfulness meditation and practical applications to enhance our ability to lead and live with excellence. We will also uncover ways in which our ability to create space in our day affects our ability to lead–whether we are leading a team, our family or our own lives.

In the beautiful setting of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Fireplace Room, we will gather to experientially explore this training of the mind. Through meditation, gentle stretching and practical daily applications, we will begin to see how we can lead with excellence- focused, clear, and compassionate.


Fee: $450

Includes tuition and lunch with the group.


Janice L. Marturano, J.D.

Author, Finding the Space to Lead
Founder and Executive Director,
Institute for Mindful Leadership

Janice L. Marturano, J.D.

Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Mindful Leadership

Former Vice President, Public Responsibility and Deputy General Counsel, General Mills Inc.

Author, Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership – 2014 Nautilus Award Winner

Janice Marturano is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting leaders in the exploration of mindfulness and the fundamentals of leadership excellence. She founded the Institute for Mindful Leadership in January, 2011, after ending her 15 year tenure as Vice President, Public Responsibility and Deputy General Counsel for General Mills, Inc.

Janice was a strategic leader within General Mills for nearly 15 years before leaving to dedicate herself full time to the Institute. While fulfilling her duties as a corporate officer at General Mills, she also co-developed the very first mindful leadership curricula at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness where she served as a member of the Advisory Board. As a certified teacher of mindfulness and an experienced former officer of a Fortune 200 company, she has brought the intensive training of mindful leadership to leaders from all forms of organizations-corporate, non-profit, academic, government and military. In 2013, she was invited to share her understanding of the importance of mindful leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Janice’s work has been featured on the BBC, Huff Post Live, and in the NY Times, Financial Times, Saturday Evening Post, Time magazine, Success magazine and LA Times.