Foundations of Authentic Leadership
Susan Skjei and Michael Gayner
October 5–7, 2018
Authentic Leadership is a powerful approach to leadership that encourages us to bring the best of who we are into how we lead. Anchored in self-awareness and the courage to genuinely show up for the moments that matter, you can effectively lead the changes we want to see in our lives and work. This experiential workshop provides practical methods for fostering self-awareness, inspiring and engaging others, and taking wise action with confidence and compassion. Drawing on principles and practices from contemplative traditions as well as contemporary approaches to leadership and organizational learning, we will create a collaborative learning lab to foster deep personal insights, enhance interpersonal skills, and increase overall leadership effectiveness.
Dr. Michael Gayner has lived at Shambhala Mountain Center since 2010, serving as the Executive Director since 2012. In his previous incarnations, Michael owned a benefits management company, taught and studied in Japan for four years, and served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. He earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Toronto.