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  • Tuition
  • Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)
  • Shared or Private Accommodations
  • Signature classes and wellness offerings
Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath. 1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.

Program Description

Are your dialogues full of energy, hope, and a sense of purpose? Is there a willingness to speak uncomfortable truths and consider new perspectives?

The health of any team or community can be measured by the quality of its one-to-one interactions. While conflict is an inevitable part of life, it can be a positive force toward diversity, creativity, and strength. Yet many of us avoid conflict and sidestep difficult conversations, often unconsciously, creating gaps between ourselves and those most critical to our success.

This training is designed to give you actionable, effective methods for approaching conflict and closing those gaps. Led by Larry Dressler, conversation expert and facilitator, and Gayle Ober, president of the George Family Foundation, this curriculum is built from over a decade of conflict coaching with thousands of clients and embedded with Authentic Leadership principles and practices.

During this immersive program, which includes a special session with Scott Kriens, 1440 cofounder and former CEO of Juniper Networks, you will:

  • Gain practical skills for navigating conflict in all relationships
  • Increase capacity and tolerance for the robust dialogues necessary for teams and organizations to thrive
  • Learn internal practices to manage responses and reactions during difficult conversations
  • Recognize your approach to critical conversations through the concepts of authentic leadership.

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Presented by

  • Larry DresslerAbout Larry Dressler |Leadership and communication expert
    Larry Dressler is the founder of Blue Wing Consulting and author of Consensus Through Conversation. He has been facilitating high-stakes conversations for over 25 years and has served as a trusted consultant to leaders at New Belgium Brewing, FirstBank of Colorado, Facebook, Nike, and The Denver Foundation.
  • Gayle OberAbout Gayle Ober MNM|President of the George Family Foundation and True North Leadership Faculty
    Gayle Ober is an experienced CEO in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector with expertise in executive leadership, fund development, and cultural policy. She is president of the George Family Foundation and oversees all of the foundation's operations, including strategic planning, grantmaking, finances, and community outreach.
  • Scott KriensAbout Scott Kriens |Award-winning entrepreneur, cocreator of 1440 Multiversity
    Scott Kriens, chairman and former CEO of Juniper Networks, has been in the technology industry for more than 35 years. In 2010, Scott and his wife Joanie launched 1440 Foundation, a grantmaking organization committed to the cultivation of truly real and connected relationships, with self and others, as a basis for living well. The work of the Foundation led Scott and Joanie to launch 1440 Multiversity, a 21st century learning destination in the California redwoods of Santa Cruz County.

Why Attend

    No aspect of organizational life determines how people think and act more than the quality of the conversations taking place.

    Step into a new phase of your leadership as you work through some of the most pertinent challenges leaders face today.

    "The authentic leader first leads self, then teams, then organizations and in a manner that is ‘genuine, trustworthy, reliable, and believable.'" - Bill George

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