Foundations of Authentic Leadership

Susan Skjei and Michael Gayner

October 5–7, 2018

Tuition $395 + 2 nights

Susan Skjei, PhD, PCC

Michael Gayner

This program has been cancelled.

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.

There are 5 partial scholarships available for this retreat. The tuition for these seats cost $199 + Seasonal dorm lodging.  Click here to apply.

Susan Skjei

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. 

Michael Gayner

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.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 4 - 6 pm on your program start date. (Please note that this differs from our usual arrival times.) All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 6 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 6 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.