WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT
Explore three of the most significant trends in leadership development and discover how to create positive work environments and optimize your effectiveness to better achieve your goals.
Tailoring pioneering and transformative global ideas to create local solutions, we are proud to be offering this regional event on MDI. The motto of Maine, “Dirigo”, means “I lead”. With that in mind, our goal is to empower you to acquire tools, resources and skills to enhance your personal and professional lives and actualize the change you want for yourself, your organization, and the state. Throughout the day you will explore three of the most significant trends in leadership development and discover how to create positive work environments and optimize your effectiveness to better achieve your goals.
Our highly interactive workshops are tailored for both established and emerging leaders around important issues and trends in leadership today, from power and equity to improving mindfulness and organizational culture. Stepping out of conventional conference models, participants will be learning and sharing together in dynamic discussions and application-based learning.
Due to Covid-19 concerns, we are postponing ticket sales until later on this summer, when it is clear whether we will be moving to a virtual conference or delaying the conference date. We appreciate your patience. If you have a strong preference, please reach out to let us know.
Non-profit discounts available (email for more information).
Detailed Program Coming Soon
MINDFUL LEADERSHIP: FOCUS FOR PERFORMANCE
Learn how mindfulness can increase your impact and make you a more effective professional and leader:
Develop your concentration, creativity and resilience
Prioritize and focus to manage your time
Build coaching and strategic thinking skills
Shift from doer to leader by clarifying your role, purpose & values
Enhance your energy and health
Come practice new skills, share best practices and have fun. Take away state of the art tools and a pragmatic action plan to increase your productivity and effectiveness.
TEN PRINCIPLES TO TRANSFORM LEADERSHIP, CULTURE, & DEVELOPMENT
Discover Ten Principles applicable to any organization that hold the keys to your success or struggle. These Principles provide a map for solving problems, and achieving positive impact for profits, people and the planet. You can easily apply these Principles into any work ecosystem that will succeed in environments of complexity, change, and interconnectedness. The outcomes are:
Organizational resilience, innovation, efficiency and sustainability
More effective teams, culture and leadership
Optimized work environments that boost employee engagement and productivity
This workshop will empower you with simple insights, strategies and actions you can use for generating meaningful and enduring results.
A CULTURE OF CHANGE: BUILDING INCLUSIVE & EQUITABLE WORK ENVIRONMENTS
The highest performing teams create work cultures that embrace change and actively seek out new perspectives and opportunities for improvement. As leaders, this requires both acknowledging the presence of bias, power, and privilege in our workplace and understanding how these forces suppress innovation and advancement in our teams.
Increase your own awareness and understanding on the issues.
Explore new approaches and skills to address inclusion in your organization.
Gain resources and tools for both managers and employees to promote best practices.
Dive in and discover how to strategically impact work culture in your organization to actively promote innovation and collaboration across your team.
We will provide intentional space for participants to network and connect with one another, both to reflect on the content and think about new ways to collaborate and partner on future projects.
Food and beverages are included in this all day retreat, so take advantage of the time together!
Movers & Shakers
Kate Stitham is the president and founder of Integrative Inquiry, an HR management consulting firm that partners with organizations to build stronger, more effective teams rooted in collaboration, innovation, and equity.
Drawing from a decade working nation-wide and internationally, her integrative approach fuses
cutting-edge educational development theory with diverse contexts and perspectives. She conducts retreats and workshops in the U.S. and abroad, and consults with a variety of professions to support strategic planning, leadership development and culture change.
Ten Principles Consulting
Dennis Kiley, president of the EcoPsycology Initiative and its Ten Principles Consulting, works with leaders and organizations to generate positive impact and change. He uses the principles of psychology and nature to offer customized solutions for your problems and paths to achieving your goals. His Principles offer a holistic map for optimizing engagement, leadership and performance.
Global Leadership Council
Josh Ehrlich is a senior advisor and coach who helps leaders drive innovation and change. He is a leading authority on succeeding in demanding environments and an expert on mindful leadership. Josh helps individuals, teams and organizations develop their engagement, resilience and strategic thinking.
He has worked with hundreds of executives and teams in multinational companies, including more than 50 of the Fortune 100. He is the author of Mindshifting: Focus for Performance (Steiner Books).
PARTNERS & SPONSORSHIP
We could not put on this event without support from our partners and sponsors, who are committed to helping transform leadership in Maine. A special thanks to the MDI Biolab for hosting this year's conference at their Maren Auditorium. Biolab staff members interested in attending this event should contact Judi Alexander directly about availability.
In addition, we would like to thank our Gold Sponsor, Machias Savings Bank, for their generous support to help make this year's summit possible.
Silver Sponsors include:
The conference is being held in the Maren Auditorium on the upper campus of the MDI Biological Laboratory.
Discounted prices for accommodation are available at nearby hotels for those arriving from out of town.
Please send inquiries using our contact form below.