Leading the Future Conference

leading the future

The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing and Carlson Executive Education are excited to announce the fourth event in the Leading the Future series. Through this annual event we provide engaging opportunities for leaders to grow professionally and bring out the best in their teams and organizations.

This fall, we will offer the program online as a free webinar. Save the date: October 28, 2021, ansign up here to receive more information about this year's event when it is available.

Previous Conferences:
2018: Mindful Leadership
2019: Leading with Purpose
2020: Cultivating Resilience in Leaders: The Key to Transformational Leadership. Watch the webinar.

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.

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.