School of Extended Studies
Naropa University's School of Extended Studies offers a number of non-credit certificates, national and international conferences and continuing education programs. In addition to our on-going certificate program Authentic Leadership, we have co-sponsored conferences such as Wisdom 2.0, Legacy of Wisdom and weekend workshops with Joanna Macy and Michael Meade.
Extended Studies sells a limited number of non-credit seats on our regular academic
View the PDF schedule for further information on courses with seats available to the public. Then register here for the selected courses. If the course has prerequisites or other restrictions as indicated in this schedule, it is strongly encouraged that a non-degree student contact the department or instructor to determine if the student is adequately prepared for the course. If the course specifies that permission of department is required, the student must obtain written permission.
Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate Program 2013
Online session runs September 3 - December 22, 2013
Residential session: October 2-11, 2013 at Light on the Hill, in upstage New York, near Ithaca NY.
Instructors: Christine Longaker, author of Facing Death and Finding Hope, Kirsten Deleo, MA, Ann Allegre, MD, Pam Russell, MSW, and video lectures by Ira Byrock, MD, author of Dying Well, and Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Instructors' bios
The depths of suffering and uncertainty healthcare professionals witness daily can be deeply challenging. Training in the contemplative-spiritual care approach builds on and expands our professional competencies and brings us healing and transformation. This training brings together authentic contemplative resources, such as mindfulness, meditation and self-compassion practices, and the experience of modern hospice and palliative care. It offers a rare opportunity to study and practice together in a community of like-minded peers from across the country and abroad.The course gave me the practices and the support I needed to identify my strengths and vulnerabilities and begin to "clean up" my unfinished business. The online portion gave me what was missing in my clinical practice. Particularly helpful were practical topics such as cultural considerations in communication and how to understand and transform the causes of suffering I witness everyday and at work.
Lynn Hoehn, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Contemplative End-of-Life Care graduate.
Accepting applications now. Professionals working in all areas of care, particularly end-of-life care and trained volunteers, whether new to contemplative practice or experienced, are encouraged to apply.
Natural Brilliance: Leading from Within
Join celebrated teachers Irini Rockwell and Jane Carpenter for this on-site and distance learning program beginning in May 2013, on the Naropa University campus, Boulder, CO
Find out more: www.fivewisdomsinstitute.com
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.
Learn more about the Authentic Leadership Certificate Program.