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Much is demanded of leaders even in the best of times, but especially during times of disruption, uncertainty, and rapid change.
About this Event
Mindful Leadership in a Time of Challenge
The purpose of this workshop series is to provide community leaders with an introduction to the practice of mindfulness mediation, and describe how this practice is relevant to their work as leaders. At the conclusion of this series participants will have achieved the following learning objectives: a. Awareness of the breath as a foundation for mindfulness; b. How to use the body as an anchor for mindfulness meditation; c. A mindful approach to addressing stressful thoughts and difficult emotions; d. How to mindfully communicate with others;e. Using mindfulness to develop compassion for self and others.
There will be three workshop sessions over the course of one week beginning June 1, 2020. The sessions will be held on Monday (6/1), Wednesday (6/3), and Friday (6/5) at noon each day. Each session will last approximately 45 minutes to one-hour. Participants will be asked to practice what they learned (for five minutes each day) after each session.
Dr. Norman Anderson Biography
Dr. Norman Anderson is a nationally known psychologist, a native of Greensboro, NC, and a graduate of North Carolina Central University (B.A.) and UNC-Greensboro (Ph.D.). He has been a professor at both Duke and Harvard Universities, was CEO of the American Psychological Association (APA), and was an Associate Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Anderson is now a professor and Assistant Vice President at Florida State University (FSU), where he created and directs the FSU Faculty Leadership Development Program. He is also President of Anderson Leadership Coaching and Consulting, LLC. He has been practicing meditation for over 40 years, is a UCLA-trained certified mindfulness instructor, and now teaches mindfulness meditation to groups across the country.
Francene Marie interviews a GREAT panel of guest that included Nicholas Wharton from Charlotte Area Fund, Scott Ellis with Know Your Rights: Youth Symposium Lead, and the amazing Maria Macon the Founder/Executive Director Mecklenburg Council of Elders, Inc..
Congratulations to Nick Wharton, CAF President and CEO for receiving the inaugural Commitment to Service Award from the Charlotte Hornets. This award is for leaders who show a great commitment to our community.
Mr. McGee is doing very well. Great attitude, very interested and picking up operating the equipment really well. He is a nice young man and I expect him to do very well.
Thank you for allowing us to be the work site for the Charlotte Area Fund Clients. Having the opportunity to allow the Charlotte Area Fund clients to work here at Mt. Island was a big support to our team. These ladies not only model exemplary work ethic and business etiquette they were willing and excited about learning. They are definitely a big part of any success Mt. Island has had since their tenure here. We appreciate you for such a wonderful opportunity. These ladies came here in extremely difficult circumstances and was able to be positive, lift moral and be on time as well as always on task. Please continue to consider us for any future opportunities. Thanks for all you do.
Fast-paced environment, family atmosphere with staff that has a heart for helping people, one must be a master-multitasker
Everyday there is something new learned. The employee’s are helpful and easy to work with. The clients keep you humble. It’s so forefilling to see the clients come in discouraged then graduate with numerouse accomplishments.