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Authentic Leadership:

Free Online Course

Become the Leader the World Needs Now

Cultivate your authenticity and presence
Learn to engage others through skillful conversation
Begin to demonstrate wise action at work and in daily life

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Experience a powerful glimpse of our flagship Authentic Leadership Program! We have gathered some key elements here for you to understand and experience the three core competencies from the work we do with leaders from all over the world in our 16-week course. These competencies are: Presence. Engagement. and Wise Action.

In this free mini-course, you will receive a short talk, a guided mindfulness practice and an experiential exercise as an introduction and exploration of each of these three core competencies.

Market pressures, passionless workplaces, and relentless “busy-ness” are some of the reasons leaders and organizational visionaries are seeking to transform themselves—and in turn transform their workplaces.

Explore these excerpts from the 16-week Authentic Leadership Program, an experiential course in mindfulness, authentic communication, and leading change, designed to help you acquire the equanimity, skills, and vision to lead from your courageous self.

Dare to become the kind of leader you know you can be.

Course Faculty

Susan Skjei, Ph.D., PCC

Susan Skjei, Ph.D., PCC

Lead Faculty

Susan Skjei, PhD, PCC, has been an international educator, coach, and consultant specializing in leadership and transformative change for over 25 years. Formerly a Vice-President and Chief Learning Officer in the technology industry, she is currently the Director of the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

Mary McHenry, M.Ed.

Mary McHenry, M.Ed.

Adjunct Faculty

Mary McHenry, MEd, is a wilderness guide and leadership coach with a background in music, movement and creative process. Her work explores the voice as a complex, raw and beautiful instrument for expression and communication; and embodiment as a vital leadership skill. Mary is currently Curriculum Design & Distance Education Manager for the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University.

Who this course is for:

This short course is for anyone who has a been leader or is an aspiring leader from small businesses, large corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, as well as some coaches and consultants and university staff and faculty.

Who this course is for:

This course is for anyone interested in applying mindfulness in their work life. Beginners as well as experienced mindfulness practitioners are welcome. You will expand your repertoire for navigating challenging situations with clarity, compassion, and confidence.

Who this course is for:

This course is for anyone interested in applying mindfulness in their work life. Beginners as well as experienced mindfulness practitioners are welcome. You will expand your repertoire for navigating challenging situations with clarity, compassion, and confidence.

What Participants are Saying?

“I discovered that obstacles were just opportunities for personal and professional growth. I now successfully lead and support my spirited team with a keen sense of possibility.”

Resa Register
RTT Director, Radiation Oncology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

“We can be the solution. We have the ability to create a whole new paradigm in our world, through business. We can reclaim the values in our work environments and begin to shift mindsets.”

Jeff Tkach
Chief Growth Officer, Rodale Institute

“In cultivating a mindset of open inquiry and risk, I continue to face and embrace new challenges and opportunities.”

Kim Kita
Director of Special Partnerships, Colorado State University Operations