Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness®

An Immersion Training Retreat


Janice Marturano, Dawn MacDonald

September 20-24, 2017
Wednesday-Sunday, 4 nights
CE Credits available

$1255 Tuition

Plus 4 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Mindfulness has quickly become the most sought-after practice in leadership development as studies reveal it enhances productivity, creativity, focus, and sustainability.

This week, through the Institute for Mindful Leadership’s 5-day residential retreat, organizational leaders will engage in an immersive mindful leadership training designed specifically to support leadership excellence for the 21st century.

This program has been delivered to professionals throughout the world for more than a decade and is an intensive exploration of contemplative practices and their direct relationship to successful leadership. In small-group settings, you will be guided through a series of systematic mindful leadership practices (for example, leading mindful meetings and leading by inspiration), leadership excellence reflections, and everyday applications.

As you master valuable tools, you will learn:

  • To engage innate capacities of the mind to strengthen and enhance traditional business and leadership expertise
  • How becoming more comfortable with uncertainty and adversity leads to creative business solutions
  • Daily applications of mindful leadership training to cultivate mental and physical resilience
  • Skills for meeting and initiating change toward positive outcomes by gaining access to intuition and connecting fully with others.

You will leave with the foundational knowledge and experience to thrive as a more mindful leader. Prepare to be surprised at the success with which you are able to embody the best in leadership, inspire others, and have a potent impact through your capacity for mindfulness.

Faculty Bio

Janice Marturano

Janice Marturano is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to training and supporting leaders in the exploration of mindfulness and the fundamentals of leadership excellence.

She founded the institute in 2011 following her 15-year tenure as strategic leader and deputy general counsel for General Mills, Inc. She also codeveloped the very first mindful leadership curricula at the University of Massachusetts Medical School‰’s Center for Mindfulness, where she served on 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 corporate, nonprofit, academic, government, and military organizations, including General Mills, P&G, Amazon, Red Cross, United Way, and the Nature Conservancy.

In 2013 and 2014, she was invited to speak on the importance of mindful leadership at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland and China. Her work has been featured on the BBC, HuffPost Live, and in the New York Times, Financial Times, Saturday Evening Post, Time magazine, and the Los Angeles Times. She is author of Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership.

Dawn MacDonald

Dawn MacDonald, MSW is a Senior Instructor with the Institute for Mindful Leadership. She has led workshops with a number of clients including the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba, Ionia County Community Mental Health Authority and Genentech. She has been a close associate of Janice Marturano and the Institute for 5 years.

Dawn MacDonald is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba (CHCM) and has co-founded the Compassion Project, an organizational change and development process co-creating the conditions for compassion to flourish within Health and Human Services. For 20 years, she journeyed with adults and adolescents struggling with mental health issues in acute inpatient settings. Dawn is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (UCSD) teacher and has completed all of the professional trainings at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She is a Stanford University Medical School Certified Compassion Cultivation Training Teacher, and is also a Certified Teacher for the Center for Mindful Self Compassion. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, affectionately known as the Heart of the Continent.

Why Attend

  • Take a quantum leap in your leadership capacities through proven mindfulness skills that create thriving in the workplace—for yourself and for those you lead.

  • Overcome the pressures of our fast-paced environments by learning how to be exceptionally productive and focused while remaining positive, present, and at ease.

  • Sharpen your skills for observing without reacting so you can clearly notice areas for improvement and address them with an open and creative mind.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available

    This course has been approved for 25 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.



Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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