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Authentic Leadership Presence and Mindfulness

May 30, 2014 09:00am -
May 30, 2014 04:30pm

Event Description

Kathryn Stanley, Ph.D., instructor

The conventional view is that leadership or executive presence is fundamentally an outer phenomenon, having to do with how one appears, and that it comes naturally to a select few, e.g., executives. However, research indicates that a person’s authentic leadership presence is first and foremost an inner experience, having to do with how one thinks and feels.  Additionally, it’s not an all–or-nothing quality, which a few people have and most people don’t. Rather, it’s a personal process, a habitual integration of one’s thoughts, feelings and actions, which is developed incrementally, and becomes more impactful over time. The ability of an individual to be fully present in the moment is a determinant of their authentic presence.

This full-day workshop will utilize the Authentic Presence Inventory (APITM) and experiential exercises that give participants insight into the sources of their own authentic leadership presence as well as understand how to increase their presence by being more authentic and present in the moment.

The Authentic Presence Inventory (APITM) is a statistically valid and reliable self-assessment that measures a four-factor model of the components that make up a person’s authentic presence. Participants will take this online survey in advance and receive the individual report.  Experiential learning techniques will be employed to assist participants in working through each of the four components and understanding where they can expand and improve on their presence.  This work on presence will them be used as the stepping off point for experiential leadership development exercises that include learning mindfulness techniques.  Being more mindful or awake in the present moment has been show to have not only beneficial health effects (Brefczynski-Lewis, 2007; Creswell, et al., 2007; Davidson & Irwin, 1999; de Charms, et al. 2005; Lieberman, et al., 2007) but also a positive impact on a person’s ability to lead (Boyatzis, 1982; Dwek, 2006; George, 2007; Kouzes & Posner, 2003; Stajkovic & Luthans, 1998).

Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:

·          Identify strengths and areas to improve on their authentic presence per use of the APITM

·          Create a leadership/ self development plan

·         Practice mindfulness techniques

·          Use the current research on leadership presence and mindfulness including examples of applications in organizations and in clinical settings.

Program Code: ALPM
6 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton

Fee: $195 which includes the Authentic Presence Inventory (APITM)

Kathryn Stanley, Ph.D., is an expert in organizational behavior and change, organization design, team and leadership development, and group dynamics.  For the past 18 years, Kathryn has worked with business leaders to transform their companies into high performing work places by building capacity for collaboration, strategic thinking, and adaptive leadership. Kathryn holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She is the coauthor of Which Bird Gets Heard? How To Have Impact Even In a Flock and the creator of the Authentic Presence Inventory (APITM). She has presented at the Academy of Management (AOM), Inside NGO, and the International Leadership Association (ILA) on her research on Presence, Leadership and Mindfulness. She is teaches in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology department at MSPP where she also created the curriculum and directs the Master’s of Organizational Psychology program.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Organizational Leadership
Early registration ends on Apr 06, 2014.
Regular registration starts on Apr 07, 2014 and ends on May 19, 2014.
Late registration starts on May 20, 2014.



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