A Conversation with Janice Marturano

Date:  Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Time:  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:  University of St. Thomas, Terrence Murphy Hall, Room 252; 1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Map and driving directions.

Event Contact: 
Liz Knight
egknight@stthomas.edu
COST: 
No cost, but registration is required.

Registration is closed for this event.

 

Join us for “A Conversation with Janice Marturano,” founder and executive director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, where she will explain how to integrate the practice of mindfulness—meditation and self-awareness—with effective techniques of management and mentorship. Janice will also discuss her book Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide Mindful Leadership.

Photo of Janice Marturano, featured speaker for OL&D event "A Conversation with Janice Marturano", March 18, 2014.

 

‌‌About Janice Marturano

‌‌‌‌‌Janice Marturano is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting leaders in the exploration of mindfulness and leadership excellence. She founded the Institute for Mindful Leadership in January 2011, after ending her 15 year tenure as Vice President, Public Responsibility and Deputy General Counsel for General Mills, Inc.

Janice was a strategic leader within General Mills for nearly 15 years before leaving to dedicate herself full time to the Institute. While a corporate officer at General Mills, she co-developed the very first mindful leadership curriculum at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness where she served as a volunteer member of the Advisory Board.  As a certified teacher of mindfulness and an experienced former officer of a Fortune 200 company, she has brought the intensive training of mindful leadership to leaders from all forms of organizations—corporate, non-profit, academic, government, and military. In 2013, she was invited to share her understanding of the importance of mindful leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Janice’s work has been featured on the BBC, Huffington Post Live, and in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Saturday Evening Post, Forbes, Green Futures (UK), Success magazine, and the Los Angeles Times.

About Finding the Space to Lead

Janice Marturano knows a thing or two about the demands of work/life balance, and how easy it is to slip into auto-pilot mode. In 2000, Janice, a senior executive in a Fortune 200 corporation, was tackling a major acquisition in a multi-billion dollar deal, juggling an overwhelming workload, an active family life, and at the same time was experiencing personal grief with the death of her parents. Overworked and overextended, Marturano was mentally, physically and emotionally drained. Prodded by a friend to take some time off, she attended a meditation retreat. What she learned there would change the course of her career.

By incorporating mindfulness principles into her daily life, Marturano began to feel focused at work and fully present at home. Eventually she began sharing her mindfulness training with fellow executives, who rapidly saw its benefits and spread it through the company and beyond.  She is now the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, and has brought her training to leaders from across the globe.

In this accessible guide, Marturano explains how to integrate the practice of mindfulness—meditation and self-awareness—with effective techniques of management and mentorship. “Whether the challenges are leading a company, a team, a class, or a family, Mindful Leadership training strengthens the mind’s ability to focus, see clearly, be creative and embody compassion so we can all  lead, and live, with excellence,” says Marturano.

Years of neuroscience research have shown the efficacy of mindfulness training, and Marturano’s own surveys of executives have proved its practical value. Finding the Space to Lead is specifically geared to practicing mindful leadership in the workplace. This guide will help readers better manage calendars, meetings, to-do lists, strategic planning, and the interpersonal challenges of the workplace by offering specific exercises to face real-world situations in a mindful way. Whether the challenges are leading a company, a team, a class, or a family, through the Mindful Leadership facets: clarity, focus, creativity, and compassion, we can lead all our lives with excellence.

 

Program Schedule

5:00-5:30 p.m.  Check-In/Social
5:30-7:00 p.m.  Presentation by Janice Marturano

Immediately following the presentation, Janice will sign copies of her book Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide Mindful Leadership.

 

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Mindfulness at Work, April 22, 2014, 6:00pm-8:00pm, University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis campus). Learn more about Mindfulness at Work from two renowned guest speakers: Mariann Johnson, senior trainer at the Institute for Mindful Leadership, will lead participants through a meditation exercise and facilitate discussion on the role and impact of mindfulness as a leadership practice. Matthew Sanford, founder of Mind Body Solutions, will facilitate a different form of mindfulness practice and follow up with a discussion on improving wellness and health through greater mind-body awareness at work. Click here to learn more about this event or to register.

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