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

November 6, 2014 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and November 7, 2014 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: $395

Includes tuition and lunch with the group.


Mariann T. Johnson

Institute for Mindful Leadership

Mariann T. Johnson

Instructor, Institute for Mindful Leadership

Organization Development Consultant and Mediator, M.T. Johnson & Associates, Inc.

Mariann Johnson has served as an instructor with the Institute for Mindful Leadership since its inception in 2010. She is the founder and lead consultant of M. T. Johnson & Associates, an organization development consulting company specializing in effective systems change, conflict resolution and collaboration. Her clients include government agencies, Fortune 100/500 companies, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. The majority of her consulting projects include the design and facilitation of public policy initiatives that require effective collaboration and sustainable decision-making by diverse stakeholders.

Mariann also serves as a mediator with the MN Department of Human Rights and the United States Department of Justice/ADA Keybridge Foundation. Over the years, she has served on numerous nonprofit boards and is currently board president of Conflict Resolution Minnesota (CRM).

She has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 20 years and has studied with leading meditation teachers nationally and internationally. In 2010, she completed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor Practicum training with the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society, and is an instructor with Institute for Mindful Leadership based in Minneapolis, MN.