Authentic Leadership Certificate Program
January 14th - May 4th, 2013 (SOLD OUT)
Don't miss out on the next Authentic Leadership Certificate Program!
While our spring 2013 session is sold out, we may be offering an additional session this fall. Sign up to receive updates and we will let you know when we open registration for our next session.
Mark Gerzon -will be presenting a public talk - Monday April 8th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. to kick off the second onsite week of the program.
Nalanda Campus Events Center
6287 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO
$15.00 at the door (Students, Seniors, Naropa Faculty and Staff $10.00)
How Do We Bring Authentic Leadership into the World?
Am I awake?
Are you awake?
Are we, as Americans, awake?
Mark Gerzon will explore these questions in a presentation the opens with one of the Wikileaks videos, released illegally by Bradley Manning, a crime for which he is likely to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Through the lens of this video, Mark will explore the consequences of not being awake as it relates to several areas of life: gender, the environment, religion, politics, and finally, veteran suicides. The evening will close with dialogue about what it means to awaken in each of these areas to one's own leadership and responsibility for what is unfolding in the world.
Mark Gerzon, a longtime Authentic Leadership faculty member at Naropa, is the author of Global Citizens, Leading Through Conflict and other books. He has facilitated retreats for the US Congress as well as working as a leadership trainer and mediator for the United Nations. As Vice President of Mediators Foundation, he is helping to launch the Transpartisan Leadership Center, an initiative to promote a different level of awareness and dialogue in American politics.
For more information contact Mary McHenry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-369-4171
Become the leader the world needs now.
What is so vital about being an Authentic Leader? Whether you are a business owner, nonprofit director or department manager, this program will build your capacity to see situations from multiple perspectives, foster trust and collaboration and strengthen your ability to respond creatively and effectively to change.
Authentic Leaders are comfortable with complexity. They look for opportunities to partner with individuals and groups to address organizational, societal and environmental issues. They foster innovation and help discover unique and creative solutions to questions such as:
- How can we nurture ourselves and our teams in the midst of turbulent and divisive change?
- How can we create resilient organizations that innovate and renew, yet respect their environment?
- How can we achieve bottom-line results while fostering a culture of trust and collaboration?
The qualities of authentic leadership are not only developed and honed through experience, but from exposure to new ideas and approaches through continuing study and practice.
Authentic Leadership's blended learning format encourages deep, personal learning, fast assimilation of conceptual models and practical application to the workplace. The program offers you a transformative learning experience integrating the best of Western leadership practices with the wisdom of Eastern contemplative traditions.
- Online interaction with instructors during sixteen weeks of Internet-based instruction
- Two five-day onsite seminars in Boulder, Colorado
- Five individual sessions with professional leadership coaches
- Action-learning projects in the workplace
- Teleconferences with coaches and colleagues
Benefits of the Authentic Leadership Program
- Increase your effectiveness with organizational issues
- Find well-being and meaning in your work
- Gain skills and confidence in leading change
- Energize and empower your employees
- Balance work and life commitments
- Broaden your ability to respond creatively to change
- Participate in a vital learning community
- Authenticity, self-reflection and personal mastery
- Skillful conversation and conflict resolution
- Collaboration, decision making and teamwork
- Power, influence and empowerment
- Leading organizational change
With more than 400 alumni, the program continues to grow and expand, incorporating concepts and practices from business, human development and leadership authors including: Juanita Brown, Pema Chödrön, Jim Collins, Riane Eisler, Glenda Eyong, Bill George, Mark Gerzon, Daniel Goleman, Joe Jaworski, Adam Kahane, Robert Kegan, Fred Kofman, John Kotter, Lisa Laskow Lahey, Joanna Macy, Sakyong Mipham, Julio Olalla, Otto Scharmer, Peter Senge, Chögyam Trungpa, Ken Wilber, Meg Wheatley.
2013 Dates and Location: 16 weeks online with two 5 day intensives (please note new dates for second onsite)
Please note, the Authentic Leadership Certificate Program is SOLD OUT for 2013.
Online Program: January 14– May 4, 2013
Onsite 1: January 28–February 1, 2013
Onsite 2 NEW DATES: April 8–12, 2013
Sessions occur at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado
Non-credit Tuition: $4,800*
This certificate program can be taken for credit (see below) or for non-credit/certificate only. If a participant selects to take the program for non-credit they cannot switch to credit at a later date.
Scholarship: Applications for partial scholarship are made available each year for students taking
the program for noncredit.
* Travel, lodging and food are not included. Multiple discounts and/or scholarships do not apply.
Graduate Credit Tuition: (MAR500e, 6 credits): $5,400* Plus a materials fee of $650 which includes a technology
fee and coaching.
*Travel, lodging and food are not included. Discounts and scholarships do not apply if taking the program for credit.
Documentation is available for corporate tuition reimbursement programs and for bank loan programs when Authentic Leadership (MAR500e) is taken for 6 graduate credits. Naropa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
Non-Credit vs. Graduate Credit
Taking a class non-credit means that you are not responsible for fulfilling the academic requirements for the class and you are not graded for your participation. As a result, you will not nor will you be able to in the future, receive academic credit for your participation should you choose to enroll non-credit now. It is not possible to "upgrade" a non-credit class in order to receive academic credit