Leading to Well-Being Conference

Frequently we like to alert our readers of great opportunities to learn about positive psychology and positive business.  Here is one of those opportunities. It’s local to DC and it has a great lineup of speakers!

The Leading to Well-Being Conference: Facilitating Leadership for a Well-Lived Life at George Mason University on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Mason Inn & Conference Center. The conference is co-sponsored by MasonLeads and the Center for Consciousness and Transformation.  The conference format includes featured keynote speakers and interactive breakout sessions. Since conference enrollment is limited to 375 attendees, early registration is recommended.

Keynote Speakers

220px-Daniel_Goleman_-_World_Economic_Forum_Annual_Meeting_2011Dr. Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business and professional audiences, and higher education institutions.  Dr. Goleman is the author of numerous best-selling books including Emotional Intelligence and Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence.  His most recent book, The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights reveals recent findings from brain research and other sources on topics ranging from creativity and optimal performance, the brain-to-brain connection in leadership, and to how to enhance emotional intelligence itself.


annie_mckee-466x258Dr. Annie McKee is a best-selling leadership author and advisor to top leaders. Dr. McKee has co-authored groundbreaking books, including Primal Leadership (Harvard, 2002, with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis) and Resonant Leadership (Harvard, 2005 with Boyatzis). Dr. McKee is the co-founder of Teleos Leadership Institute, a consulting firm with a mission of developing values-based leadership and resonant organizations.


hugh-imageDr. Hugh Byrne  is a senior teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. He completed a four-year teacher training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society led by Jack Kornfield. Hugh is also trained in and teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and has completed training in Somatic Experiencing, a mind-body approach to healing trauma. He is a co-founder of the Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship.


About the Conference

Our world is calling for new ways of thinking about and practicing leadership – processes that are generative, engaging, inclusive, nimble, authentic, mindful, and result in human flourishing.  The Leading to Well-Being Conference, initiated in 2010 and co-sponsored by MasonLeads and the Center for Consciousness and Transformation (CCT) at George Mason University, includes notable scholars and industry leaders addressing innovations in leadership and well-being.  The concept of Leading to Well-Being starts with the individual and then engages others in the exploration of meaning, purpose, positive relationships, and mindfulness.
To learn more about this year’s conference and register, go to wellbeing.onmason.com   (new information added frequently).
I’ve been to every one of the conferences except one.  I highly recommend it!

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About Shannon Polly, MAPP

Shannon M. Polly is a corporate communications trainer, facilitator and speaker and founder of Shannon Polly & Associates, a leadership development company in downtown D.C. Shannon works with executives, managers and employees of Fortune 500 companies in two areas: executive presence/presentation skills (based on over a decade of experience as a professional actor/singer in New York) and positive psychology. Shannon is one the first 100 people in the world who have received her Master in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree from the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Martin Seligman. She also holds a graduate degree from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in classical acting and a B.A. with honors from Yale University. She also holds a coaching certificate from the Georgetown Leadership Coaching Program.

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