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Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness©

April 22, 2015 (begins with a 6:00 PM dinner) – April 26, 2015 (ends at 11:00 AM)

Menla Center – Phoenicia, New York

Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness© is a 4 day residential retreat that invites organizational leaders to explore mindfulness meditation training in the context of leadership excellence. The retreat invites leaders to ‘train the mind’ just as an athlete leverages specialized training to ‘train the body’. In a small group setting, leaders are guided through a series of systematic mindful leadership practices, leadership excellence reflections, and everyday applications (e.g mindful meetings, skillful decision-making, leading by inspiration). As we explore mindful leadership, we learn to cultivate our ability to focus, see past our own filters, be more innovative and embody compassion. After the retreat, participants are supported in the integration of their training, and the development of a meditation practice, through several weeks of post-retreat e-mails from the Institute and the Institute’s Mindfulness Meditations for Leaders (c) CD. This retreat has been taught to leaders from around the world since 2006

Fee: $2,495

Includes single room, tuition, breakfast, lunch and dinner with the group. Each participant will also receive a free CD “Mindfulness Meditations for Leaders” by Janice Marturano.

Additionally there will be several weeks of ongoing virtual support from the instructors after the retreat


Janice L. Marturano, J.D.

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

Mariann T. Johnson

Senior Instructor,
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.

Mariann T. Johnson

Senior Instructor, Institute for Mindful Leadership

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

Mariann Johnson 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, Fortune100/500 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.