Leading the Future Conference

leading the future series

Building upon the enthusiasm for our 2018 Mindful Leadership and 2019 Leading with Purpose Conferences, the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing and Carlson Executive Education are excited to announce the third event in this annual Leading the Future series - Cultivating Resilience in Leaders: the Key to Transformational Leadership. Through this annual series we provide engaging opportunities for leaders to grow professionally and bring out the best in their teams and organizations.

This fall, instead of holding this event on campus as we have in previous years, we will offer the program online as a FREE webinar.

Cultivating Resilience in Leaders: the Key to Transformational Leadership

Cultivating Resilience in Leaders: the Key to Transformational Leadership

This session will highlight the wellbeing factors that contribute to resilient leadership, and enable and sustain transformational leadership. Self-leadership and mindfulness practices will be explored as everyday tools for enhancing wellbeing, building resilience and navigating the inevitable challenges that leaders face. Rooted in self leadership, transformational leadership is committed to inspiring and creating the changes necessary for wellbeing to flourish in our organizations and communities. Research will also be explored that correlates increased employee engagement and customer satisfaction with organizations that support wellbeing cultures. Time will be allocated for panelists and participants to share ideas for supporting resilient and transformational leaders, in our workplaces and communities.

Please contact Molly Buss (bussx057@umn.edu) if you have any questions relating to this past event.

Nancy Greatix Manley
Director of Human Resources, Room & Board 

Nancy Greatrix ManleySince 1992, Nancy has led Human Resources for Room & Board, an Omni-channel retailer of classic contemporary home furnishings that achieves annual sales in excess of $400 million. She also serves as a member of Room & Board's Advisory Board. They provide vision, strategic direction and financial oversight for Room & Board. Nancy provides expertise and innovative leadership in business strategy and visioning, culture-based leadership development, performance management, wellness and staff member engagement. Her efforts are laser-focused on preserving Room & Board's core philosophies and business culture while stimulating growth. Nancy guides a team whose purpose is to foster a work environment that supports a staff member's desire to do good work and contribute to the success of the business, while creating an environment that enhances the wellbeing of each individual. Room & Board has consistently been recognized by leading employee engagement surveys as a top employer.

Mary Jo Kreitzer
Director, University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing

Mary Jo Kreitzer

Mary Jo Kreitzer PhD, RN, FAAN is the founder and director of the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota, where she also serves as a tenured professor in the School of Nursing. and is the co-lead of the doctorate of nursing practice program in integrative health and healing. Dr. Kreitzer earned her doctoral degree in public health focused on health services research, policy and administration, and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing. She has served as the principal or co-principal investigator of numerous NIH-funded clinical trials focusing on mindfulness meditation with persons with chronic disease, including studies focusing on solid organ transplant, cardiovascular disease, chronic insomnia, diabetes, and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Kreitzer has authored more than 150 publications, and is the co-editor of the 1st and 2nd editions of the text Integrative Nursing published by Oxford University Press.

Mariann Johnson
Mindfulness and Wellbeing Instructor, University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing

Mariann Johnson

Mariann Johnson is a wellbeing and mindfulness instructor for the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. Prior to joining the Bakken Center, Mariann served as a mindfulness facilitator and manager for Moment Health, a UnitedHealth Group Ventures program, and as a founding and senior instructor for the Institute for Mindful Leadership, originally piloted out of General Mills, Inc. Mariann has practiced mindfulness meditation for over 25 years and studied with national and international leaders in the field. She completed extensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Nora Anderson
Executive Director, University of Minnesota's Carlson Executive Education

nora anderson

Nora Anderson is passionate about creating a positive impact for organizations and individuals through education and has over a decade of experience in  leadership roles in Management Education across three continents. She is currently Executive Director of Executive Education at the Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota). Prior to working at the Carlson School, she held leadership roles in International Business Development and Executive Education at IE Business School in Spain and Universidad Siglo 21 in Argentina. Nora has lived and worked in Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Brazil and traveled to over 40 countries. She is bilingual in Spanish and fluent in Portuguese and holds an MBA degree from IE Business School and a B.A. degree from Macalester College.

Carlson Executive Education

Minnesota's business leaders rely on Carlson Executive Education for their professional development. Carlson School of Management is globally recognized with top-ranked programs and award-winning faculty. They offer development resources for leaders all along the leadership spectrum, from emerging management talent to seasoned executives. Programs are used by both individual professionals and organizations to develop a wide range of essential business disciplines, including high-level strategy, finance, leadership, analytics, and more.

Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing

The University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing enriches health and wellbeing by providing exemplary interprofessional education, conducting rigorous research, delivering innovative engagement programs, and advancing innovative models of care. Their vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of individuals, organizations, and communities through integrative health and healing.