Have you ever left a conversation and felt uneasy, wondering what the other person is really thinking or feeling, or telling yourself ‘I really messed that up?’
Have you avoided conversations because it felt too difficult to take them on – conversations like giving feedback, dealing with conflict in a close relationship, or addressing sensitive workplace issues?
Grounded in science related to our sense-making process, our emotional ‘survival’ systems and the power of stories, this program gives you the knowledge, skills and practical frameworks to transform ‘difficult’ conversations into ‘relationship-building’ conversations.
Emergent Leadership Lab
Thursdays at 11:00am-12.30pm ET from May 4 to June 29 (8 weeks).
The Emergent Leadership Lab is a powerful space for learning, connecting, and experimenting in the unknown. You’ll connect with other young people with a shared passion for development, and embark on a journey of personal and collective learning – trying the same practices, frameworks and mindsets that Cultivating Leadership teaches to leaders of global firms and not-for-profits.
We are bringing the best that Cultivating Leadership has to offer and sharing it with young people around the world. Our goal is to understand how we might best support the next generation of leaders to create better communities, organizations, and set them on a path for powerful lifelong learning.
Naryan Wong and Thomas Arta, with past ELL participants as ‘meta learners’
We hope to keep this workshop accessible for all that wish to attend. We offer three pricing tiers, depending on your ability to pay: $250 standard, $100 reduced or $500 generous. If cost is still an issue, please reach out for a full scholarship.
This workshop will be delivered on Zoom.
8 weekly sessions of 90 minutes with optional 30 minute debrief.
Try a Little Tenderness: Mindful Self-Compassion
May 31 to July 12, 2023
A six-session introduction and practicum to learn mindful self-compassion (MSC) both for yourself and your clients. MSC is an evidence-based curriculum developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer to address shame, inner critic, impostor syndrome, and other forms of destructive self-talk. Peer-reviewed research finds that program participants report lower levels of stress and anxiety and greater emotional resilience.
The series will introduce some of the neuroscience underlying our tendency toward negative self-talk and rumination, and will explore more than a dozen meditative and contemplative practices that have been shown to make a difference.
Mark Rovner & Rebecca Scott
US$124 – US$497
The class will be delivered via Zoom and run for six consecutive weeks. Each session will last two hours. Homework will be assigned, and participants will be expected to practice what they learn in class.
Conversations at the Edge
Beginning 19 September to 29 November 2023
Offered at various times, suitable for most timezones
You know those conversations that open up entirely new possibilities? Where a question opens up a whole new vista of potential choices? In this workshop we offer a new form of listening and questioning that will open up a new kind of curiosity for you as you have conversations with your clients (your partner, your kids, etc.). Learn the difference between the content of someone’s thinking and the structure of someone’s meaning making. We slow down the process of conversations – reading interviews, engaging in deep conversations together, and feeling what it’s like to be at our growing edge. And because meaning making is more than a cognitive experience, we use our whole bodies as we explore, paying attention to our thinking, our feelings and our sensations.
Vernice Jones, Jennifer Garvey Berger, Patrice Laslett, Rodney Howard, Zafer Achi, and Carolyn Coughlin
US $250.00 – $999.00
Delivered online with six 2-hour live virtual sessions, and two 1-hour Q&A sessions, using the ZOOM platform, with practice for around 2 hours in trios between live sessions.
The trio work is essential for success and participants rely on each other for these working groups between sessions.
Staggered times allow for most time zones to participate live in some and all sessions will be recorded.
Leading Inclusively Lab
25 September – 18 December 2023
9:00 am to 11:00 am US Eastern Time
The Leading Inclusively Lab is a highly experiential, full immersion experience where you will learn to foster psychologically safe and developmentally appropriate spaces for people across multiple social identity and cultural differences. We need these capacities now more than ever. All across the world, we are seeing that understanding and engaging skillfully across differences is critical and complex. As humans, we’re wired to label each other and construct reasons to elevate our group over other groups. We are seeing more and more the limitations of this wiring, especially when we commit microaggressions against individuals and groups and our unconscious biases get us in all kinds of trouble. Society and our organizations demand that we become more self-aware and inclusive. This demand challenges our identity, simple stories, and the need for control. Sometimes when we try, we get it wrong and this unsettles us. This experiential program is designed to help us bring our most expansive selves to leading in more inclusive ways.
Vernice Jones & Alice Evans
This interactive program will run for 6 sessions, including 1 Q & A bonus sessions. It will be hosted via Zoom with a group of up to 24 people accepted to maximize social identity differences such as race/ethnicity, gender, country of origin, age, sexual orientation, and class.
Between sessions, you will work in small groups. Please note that these in-between formal sessions work with your group is mandatory (we also think you’ll find it a highlight of your experience).