The newest episode of our university podcast, ‘Mindful U at Naropa University,’ is out on iTunes, Stitcher and Fireside now! We are happy to announce this week’s episode features Susan Skjei, Director of the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University.
Sometimes, especially in mid-career, we get a little stale. It’s nice to refresh by deeply and authentically getting in touch with what matters to us within our core purpose, within our values, and within why we’re doing what we are doing. Part of the training that we provide is helping people who are already in leadership roles bring more of who they authentically are to their role. In the authentic leadership program, we emphasize three different competencies: presence, engagement, and change management. Enjoy the whole podcast to hear about how we train leaders to recognize and develop these traits.
Susan Skjei (last name pronounced “shay”) is the Director of the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University. The Center combines the network of practitioners and teachers from the acclaimed Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) Institute, formerly based in Nova Scotia, Canada, with Naropa’s successful Authentic Leadership program. The purpose of the Center is to inspire, educate and empower current and next generation leaders to act as agents of positive organizational and social change. Utilizing the disciplines of mindfulness, organizational learning, expressive arts, neuroscience, and complexity science the ALC’s transformative learning method fosters deep insight and increased leadership capacity for positive impact in organizations and society.
Susan has consulted with leaders, executive teams, and boards of nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies for over 25 years. She has a unique ability to create energetic and high trust learning environments that accelerate the achievement of practical organizational results while building strong, collaborative relationships. She has provided consulting, facilitation, training, and coaching in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, organizational culture, mindfulness, innovation, and change management.