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Cultivating Resilience in Leaders: the Key to Transformational Leadership
This session will highlight the wellbeing factors that contribute to resilient leadership, and enable and sustain transformational leadership. Self-leadership and mindfulness practices will be explored as everyday tools for enhancing wellbeing, building resilience and navigating the inevitable challenges that leaders face. Rooted in self leadership, transformational leadership is committed to inspiring and creating the changes necessary for wellbeing to flourish in our organizations and communities. Research will also be explored that correlates increased employee engagement and customer satisfaction with organizations that support wellbeing cultures. Time will be allocated for panelists and participants to share ideas for supporting resilient and transformational leaders, in our workplaces and communities.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing and Carlson Executive Education.

Cost: Free
9 to 10:30 a.m.

Please contact Molly Buss (bussx057@umn.edu) as far in advance as possible if you require accommodations or if you have any questions or comments.

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Oct 29, 2020 09:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Nancy Greatrix Manley
Director of Human Resources @Room & Board
Since 1992, Nancy has led Human Resources for Room & Board, an Omni-channel retailer of classic contemporary home furnishings that achieves annual sales in excess of $400 million. She also serves as a member of Room & Board’s Advisory Board. They provide vision, strategic direction and financial oversight for Room & Board. Nancy provides expertise and innovative leadership in business strategy and visioning, culture-based leadership development, performance management, wellness and staff member engagement. Her efforts are laser-focused on preserving Room & Board’s core philosophies and business culture while stimulating growth. Nancy guides a team whose purpose is to foster a work environment that supports a staff member’s desire to do good work and contribute to the success of the business, while creating an environment that enhances the wellbeing of each individual. Room & Board has consistently been recognized by leading employee engagement surveys as a top employer.
Mariann Johnson
Mindfulness and Wellbeing Instructor @University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
Mariann Johnson is a wellbeing and mindfulness instructor for the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. Prior to joining the Bakken Center, Mariann served as a mindfulness facilitator and manager for Moment Health, a UnitedHealth Group Ventures program, and as a founding and senior instructor for the Institute for Mindful Leadership, originally piloted out of General Mills, Inc. Mariann has practiced mindfulness meditation for over 25 years and studied with national and international leaders in the field. She completed extensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Mary Jo Kreitzer
Director @University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
Mary Jo Kreitzer PhD, RN, FAAN is the founder and director of the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota, where she also serves as a tenured professor in the School of Nursing. and is the co-lead of the doctorate of nursing practice program in integrative health and healing. Dr. Kreitzer earned her doctoral degree in public health focused on health services research, policy and administration, and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing. She has served as the principal or co-principal investigator of numerous NIH-funded clinical trials focusing on mindfulness meditation with persons with chronic disease, including studies focusing on solid organ transplant, cardiovascular disease, chronic insomnia, diabetes, and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Kreitzer has authored more than 150 publications, and is the co-editor of the 1st and 2nd editions of the text Integrative Nursing published by Oxford University Press.