2017 Somatic Leadership Institute: Embodying the Leader Within

The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office is pleased to announce the Somatic Leadership Institute, specifically designed for Mason, will be returning to Mason on February 25, 2017. The Somatic Leadership Institute is a unique and engaging leadership experience where participants will be able to challenge their own leadership style and presence. The program is based on the idea that leadership does not require a formal position. There is a special focus on how leadership is not merely from the “neck up”, but can be viewed from a more holistic perspective where participants will focus on how they lead with their body, their mind, and their spirit. We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity!

What is "Somatic Leadership"?
The difference is in the method of training. The Somatic Leadership Institute uses an “embodied” approach to learning. This is very different than a primarily cognitive approach to learning which is most common in our society. Participants interact with one another and practice leadership instead of intellectualizing about leadership. Considering the whole person as a vehicle for change can produce effective and sustainable change for individuals and organizations. Embodied learning is experiential in nature, using all of ourselves in the process (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual). With this approach, people gain new skills and abilities, not just good ideas.

NOTE: Please note that you are NOT confirmed to participate until you submit your $10 registration fee. There are only 40 spaces for this program so only the first 40 people to register AND submit their payment will be able to participate. Please be sure to bring payment to the LEAD Office (The Hub, Room 2400) Monday-Friday between 9:00am-4:00pm. We can accept cash or check. Checks must be made payable to "George Mason University". If you are being sponsored by a department or organization, please be sure to indicate on the form below. Registration Fee is non-refundable.
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