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The Lotus: Authentic Leadership Development Workshop (Vancouver)

The Lotus: Authentic Leadership Development and Kitesh Leadership Development

Friday, 7 December 2012 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, 8 December 2012 at 5:00 PM (PST)

The Lotus: Authentic Leadership Development Workshop...

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Student/Underemployed Ended $350.00 $0.00 $42.00
Individual/Non-Profit/Small Business Ended $400.00 $0.00 $48.00
Corporate Ended $500.00 $0.00 $60.00
Group Sign up (any two or more friends or colleagues) Ended $250.00 $0.00 $30.00

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Authentic leadership is the art of being fully and powerfully yourself, in service of something greater. It can enhance your ability to foster the social change that is so strongly needed in our world.


We invite you to explore a new paradigm of leadership for the 21st Century.


Authentic leadership allows you to lead in a way that:

  • Fosters meaning and purpose for yourself and for others;
  • Facilitates effective interpersonal relationships and team processes;
  • Enables calmness and clarity when faced with complex situations and challenges;
  • Embodies and models the change you wish to see in the world; and
  • Aligns your intuition, mind, body and heart when decision making.


Please join us for a 2-day intensive workshop. We will explore a model of 9 leadership capacities which authentic leaders find essential in their lives, both personally and professionally.


The Lotus 9 Capacities

The 9 leadership capacities consist of:

  • Being Present
  • Suspension and Letting Go
  • Whole Self Awareness
  • Compassion
  • Intention Aligned with Higher Purpose
  • Whole System Awareness
  • Personal Power
  • Dealing with Paradoxes
  • Sense of Humor



During this experiential workshop, we will learn how to cultivate these 9 capacities by witnessing leaders that exemplify them, and then we will invite you to begin integrating what you learn via participatory activities.


Our goal is to seed new ways of being, so that you can immediately begin to feel more yourself and empowered to lead change in the systems around you. We aim to equip you with concrete practices, exercises and self-reflection processes which will enable you to continue to develop your 9 leadership capacities as you head back into your everyday life.


Join us! December 7 and 8, 2012. 9:00am-5:00pm daily. Please download the flyer here.


To find more information on The Lotus model and the freely downloadable guidebook, “The Lotus: a Practice for Authentic Leadership towards Sustainability,” please visit www.thelotus.info


Cancellation policy: If you are unable to attend after registering we can refund most of your payment, but retain a $100 administration fee up to two weeks before the event. After that no refunds are available except in some emergency situations.

Have questions about The Lotus: Authentic Leadership Development Workshop (Vancouver)? Contact The Lotus: Authentic Leadership Development and Kitesh Leadership Development

When & Where

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
1607 East Hastings Street
Chief Simon Baker Room
Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 1S7

Friday, 7 December 2012 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, 8 December 2012 at 5:00 PM (PST)

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The Lotus: Authentic Leadership Development and Kitesh Leadership Development

Workshop Facilitators:

Dana Pearlman: Dana facilitates at the intersection of authentic leadership, sustainability and community building to combat the myriad of challenges facing us on the globe at this time. She designs programs that enable deeper levels of awareness. She feels that if we are going to create opportunities and the systemic transformation that is needed on our planet, it is essential to support and develop deeper relationships with ourselves and with one another. Dana has a MSc degree in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability and a MA degree in Clinical Psychology. Dana co-creates for a just, resilient and thriving world.

Tamara Connell: Tamara is an experienced facilitator, educator, and mentor in the area of sustainability leadership development. Through trainings, games, simulations, and workshops, she helps people to see the interconnectedness of the world and our underlying mental models. She enjoys subtly (and not so subtly) pulling leaders out of their comfort zones to see what they can really become. She’s taught around the world, including in Canada, the USA, France, China, Korea, Sweden, and on the Peace Boat’s 74th global voyage. In addition to being a Lotus Associate, Tamara is an Associate with The Natural Step Canada, a part-time instructor at BCIT, and founder of Kitesh Leadership Development.

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