Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Shambhala Institute: Authentic Leadership Development at Its Best

The Shambhala Institute (SI) is an international network of people, projects, and programs actively engaged in the organizational and societal challenges of our time. The Institute is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada.

<---(Photo: Margaret Wheatley, speaker at SI's June leadership conference.)

The Institute is a nonprofit organization funded by a combination of program tuition, grants, and donations. While rooted in the vision, meditation practice, and principles of the Shambhala tradition, the Institute welcomes a rich diversity of people and perspectives.


The Institute supports, connects, and amplifies the bright lights across organizations and communities—the visionaries, pathfinders, entrepreneurs, and other agents of change and innovation in business, government, and civil society. In this way, the Institute fosters movements towards more enlightened societies.

What the Institute Does

It fulfills this mission by creating powerful environments of learning, dialogue, practice, and community.

The Institute's programs are known for their unique blend of ancient and leading-edge theory, practices, and principles. These programs are inspired by Buddhism and other wisdom traditions, and by the great thinkers, researchers, and front-line leaders of our time.

Since 2001, the Authentic Leadership Summer Program has attracted 250 people to Nova Scotia each June and has become internationally known as a premier leadership development venue. The Summer Program is also a place where connections are forged among networks, organizations, and individuals engaged in organizational and community change projects worldwide.

Authentic Leadership Summer Program 2007
June 24-30, 2007
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Institute's flagship, the annual Authentic Leadership Summer program, is a convergence of people, methodologies, and projects at the leading edge of organizational and social innovation. At the centre of this six-day program are ten parallel skill-building modules, led by pioneers in their fields. The program also includes featured speakers, embodiment and awareness practices, World Café conversations, and opportunities for networking and self-organizing within an international learning community. The result is an intensive, integrative, and unforgettable learning experience that connects personal leadership goals with a living field of global perspectives, expertise, and collective intelligence.

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