Leading with Purpose Conference

Best Practices and Insights for Minnesota's Leaders 

This event, a collaboration with the Carlson School of Management, seeks to provide a new opportunity for leaders to find the tools and support to bring the best out of their teams and organizations.

This year we will discover the "why" that drives our leadership and inspires the culture around us. Join us Monday, October 21, to hear from industry experts, including Richard Leider, Maggie Tomas, Mariann Johnson, and Louellen Essex, as they share practical insights and challenge us to lead with a greater sense of purpose.

Featured Speaker- Richard Leider

Richard Leider

Why do you want to be a leader? The answer to that question will make a significant difference in how well you lead.  Your purpose inspires why you lead and how you engage others. Richard will present a practical framework and three paths for becoming a more purposeful leader. Purpose is fundamental to health, healing, happiness, and, ultimately, to becoming a trusted leader.

Richard Leider, founder of Inventure-The Purpose Company, is a senior fellow at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. He has written ten books including three bestsellers which have sold over one million copies. The Power of Purpose is considered a classic in the personal growth field. Widely viewed as a pioneer in the purpose movement, his PBS Special, The Power of Purpose, has been seen by millions of viewers.

Monday, October 21
12:30–5:45 PM
Carlson School of Management
321 19th Ave. South,
Minneapolis, MN 55455
General Admission: $125
UMN Faculty & Staff: $75

Breakout Sessions

Discover Your Career Language

by Maggie Tomas

Discover your individual career language and get the tools to ask for what you need in your career to stay happy and healthy in a job you love. In this session, participants will learn the 5 career languages of motivation at work to identify their own career language and appreciate the career language of their colleagues, managers, and direct reports.

Living on Purpose, Mindfully

by Mariann Johnson

This session will explore the use of mindfulness as an everyday tool for enhancing resiliency and living in alignment with one’s purpose. Practical tips and tools will be provided to support and inspire a life rich in purpose and meaning.

Leading Courageously

by Louellen Essex

Learn the disciplines that enable leaders to make bold moves that are effective. Understand how to assess risk accurately and avoid the draw of defensive leadership practices.