Effective leadership is about being centered and intrinsically motivated in a way that inspires others to meet their need for connection, meaning, and fulfillment. Are we in conflict with ourselves, our life circumstances, or the volunteers, staff, community partners and funders we work with? Or are we relating to what we encounter in a way that enhances our ability to be happy, live our purpose, and serve the greater good?
This unique workshop will combine best practices in volunteer management and mindfulness with new perspectives on leadership and conflict resolution. Through interactive discussions and guided exercises, we will deconstruct what our culture tells us about success, explore how Joseph Campbell’s archetypal hero’s journey can help us overcome challenges, and practice techniques for embodying clarity, creativity, and confidence in any situation.
Nancy Alder, CVA brings 15+ years of experience building harmony in non-profit organizations by developing systems and relationships that facilitate authentic engagement and meaningful impact. She is certified in conflict management and non-profit management, implemented the agency-wide volunteer program at Volunteers of America Oregon, and served as NOVAA President from 2013 – 2015. As a certified Ananda Meditation Teacher, she brings two decades of personal meditation practice through Buddhist, Hindu, and Gnostic schools. She is currently living, teaching, and managing the residential internship program at the Ananda Center at Laurelwood.