Events

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11/20/2019

Smith College

Webinar

Private Webinar with Smith College.

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12/12/2019

Genentech

Carmel, CA

Private Keynote on Mindfulness as a resource for wellbeing, stress reduction, and productivity.

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3/5/2019

Directing Innovation – Smith College

Las Vegas, NV

Leading with Mission and Vision:

Your success in achieving outcomes as a leader is directly influenced by your ability to develop trust and build engagement around a common mission among your stakeholders. To cultivate trust and engagement, you must communicate a strong vision and mission grounded in purpose.

In this session, you will reflect on your own sense of purpose and how it guides your vision and mission for your organization. You’ll explore how your own life journey creates your leadership identity, and learn how to communicate a vision and mission in a way that mobilizes others.

 

Learning Goals

● Define your purpose and what motivates you as a leader

● Understand how your purpose aligns with your vision and mission as a leader

● Evaluate your weekly time commitments and whether they align with your purpose

● Put your vision and mission into action by setting intentions and priorities

● Gain tools for articulating your purpose, vision, and mission

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11/13/2019

Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford, CA

Private Talk for the Stanford Laboratory for Cell & Gene Medicine.

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11/13/2019

San Francisco GSB Alumni Event

San Francisco, CA

Burnout in Workplace

 

Professor Leah Weiss has been a lecturer at the Stanford Business School for 7 years with a specific focus on mindfulness and stress management. She is the author of two books, including How we Work. In more recent years she has honed in on the problem of burnout in the workplace, recently co-founding Skylyte, Inc. to help companies prevent burnout. This talk will cover 4 major topics:

1. What is burnout and how do we define and measure it?
2. How big is this problem? What are the financial, and physical impacts of burnout?
3. What are the most important signs of burnout?
4. What can organizations, teams and individuals do about it?

The talk will include a 5-min mini self-assessment of burnout, the above overview and time for Q&A.

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11/7/2019

Inclusive Boards Executive Leadership Programme

Webinar

Private Women in Leadership Webinar – “Play the Long Game: Make it to the C-suite”

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10/22/2019

NY GSB Alumni Event

New York, NY

Burnout in Workplace

 

Professor Leah Weiss has been a lecturer at the Stanford Business School for 7 years with a specific focus on mindfulness and stress management. She is the author of two books, including How we Work. In more recent years she has honed in on the problem of burnout in the workplace, recently co-founding Skylyte, Inc. to help companies prevent burnout. This talk will cover 4 major topics:

1. What is burnout and how do we define and measure it?
2. How big is this problem? What are the financial, and physical impacts of burnout?
3. What are the most important signs of burnout?
4. What can organizations, teams and individuals do about it?

The talk will include a 5-min mini self-assessment of burnout, the above overview and time for Q&A.

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10/21/2019

Princeton Theological Seminary with Smith College

Princeton, NJ

“Leading with Vision and Mission” Keynote – Private Event

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10/18/2019

Kaiser Care for the Caregiver Conference

Irvine, California

Private Keynote: “How We Work”

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10/15/2019

Space Center Houston

Houston, TX

Private NASA Event at the Space Center Houston

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10/8/2019

WA State Annual Co-Occurring Disorders Conference

Yamika, WA

Featured speaker for professionals from behavioral health, developmental disabilities, adult and youth corrections, and physical health come together to share current information on COD and treatment. The COD & Treatment Conference is open to everyone interested in behavioral health, developmental disabilities, adult and youth corrections, and physical health.

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9/12/2019

Parent Ed Event – St. Matthew Catholic School

San Mateo, CA

Compassionate Parenting: How to Raise Kids Who Are Kind, Creative, and Resilient

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9/12/2019

SSIR – Nonprofit Management Institute

Stanford, CA

Leading with Purpose: Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion

 

Finding purpose in life and work is the key to health, happiness, longevity, and productivity, not just for us as individuals, but as organizational leaders. Even nonprofit leaders may not be fully aware of what our purpose is or how to find it. Understanding purpose is at the core of leading with mindfulness and compassion, and without purpose, we often become less resilient, and struggle to find ways to continue moving forward.

 

In this interactive workshop session, Leah Weiss, Ph.D., lecturer behind the popular ‘Leading With Mindfulness and Compassion’ course at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and the author of How We Work, will lead us through a process to identify our purpose and explore how to lead with acceptance and resilience, using proven self-compassion and mindfulness techniques.

 

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9/12/2019

Better Up Coaches Conference

San Francisco, CA

Purpose and Meaning at Work: What It Is, Why We Need It, and How to Find It

 

Finding purpose in life and work is the key to health, happiness, longevity, and productivity whether at work, at home, or throughout retirement. The problem is that many of us and our coaching clients are unaware of what our purpose is or how to find it. Without purpose, we often become less resilient and maybe even struggle to find reasons for living. Explore in this talk our capacity to bring our whole selves to our professional work and encourage our coaching clients to do the same, based on Dr. Leah Weiss’ overwhelmingly popular course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and her new book, How We Work. Using contemplative approaches and stressing the importance of fully engaging our hearts and minds at work, Dr. Weiss presents an overview of important research that reveals how purpose can be increased in ourselves and our clients, and shows us how to develop awareness of our bigger picture goals that orients us and allows us to see purpose in the most menial tasks. She offers a set of practical, evidence-based strategies for practicing presence in the real world, revealing how not to merely survive another day, but how to use ancient wisdom traditions to sharpen our abilities, enhance our leadership and interpersonal skills, and improve our satisfaction.”

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9/11/2019

Parent Ed Event – St. Raymond Catholic School

Menlo Park, CA

Compassionate Parenting: How to Raise Kids Who Are Kind, Creative, and Resilient

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9/11/2019

Genentech Mindfulness Group

San Francisco, CA

Private Keynote, “Purpose: What It Is, Why We Need It, and How to Find It” followed by a book signing.

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6/25/2019

Stanford Executive Education Program

Stanford, California

Six weeks at the Stanford Executive Program will immerse you in new ways of thinking and new perspectives that will catapult your career and company to new heights. With a group of dedicated leaders like you, learn to strengthen business fundamentals, explore emerging trends, and transform them into actionable insights. Learn what it takes to innovate as an organization and leader, and how to scale excellence. Then return to work — energized and inspired — with a plan and the tools to produce success.

Accelerate

6/1/2019

Accelerate the Next Stage of Your Success

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Are you looking to accelerate or restart your career? Are you interested in gaining insights from faculty at the Stanford GSB? Here is your chance!

 

The Stanford MSx Program, Stanford Executive Program, Stanford Executive Program in Women’s Leadership, and the Stanford LEAD programs are pleased to host Accelerate the Next Stage of Your Success. This daylong professional development program aims to introduce female leaders to the learning opportunities at Stanford Graduate School of Business through interactions with faculty, alumni, and past program participants. We recognize that female leaders often face similar challenges to men, but also face unique perceptions, behaviors, stereotypes, and criticisms.

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5/17-5/18, 2019

A Fearless Heart: Finding the Courage to be Compassionate
A National Compassion Conference

Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN

The Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership is pleased to offer a National Compassion Conference with Global Compassion Leaders in which you can expand your compassion skills for self and others, and apply them personally and professionally. Exemplars presenting include Sister Helen Prejean, who provides ministry on death row; Reverend Becca Stevens, who founded a ministry with former sex workers; Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., the Dalai Lama’s translator for 30+ years; and Leah Weiss, Ph.D., a compassion instructor in the Stanford Graduate Business School. Join us for inspiring presentations, guided meditations and community-building over good food.

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5/15-5/16, 2019

Cultivating Compassion Louisville

Louisville, KY

Cultivating Compassion Louisville welcomes Thupten Jinpa and Leah Weiss to address critical elements for expanding compassion within education, business, and city-wide communities.

Compelling conversations between Thupten Jinpa, Leah Weiss, and innovative local business leaders that highlight the role of for-profit social enterprise in a challenging and dynamic world.

Business leaders will share their stories of positive impact in our communities.

Civic leaders, business people, and interested public are welcome.

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5/9/2019

Stanford Alumni Association – Passion, Purpose & Profitability

Griffin Club – Los Angeles, CA

GSB lecturer Leah Weiss, ’00, discusses how happiness and fulfillment lead to passion, purpose, and profitability in the workplace. After an introduction of her work, she will invite fellow Stanford alumnus and 19-year Time Magazine humorist Joel Stein, ’93, MA ’94, to join the conversation on the importance of humor in releasing the toxic culture mentality.

 

Please join us for wine and appetizers prior to Professor Weiss’ conversation.

 

This event is co-presented by the Stanford Alumni Association, Graduate School of Business Alumni Association and the Stanford Club of West Los Angeles.

wellness

5/1/2019

HealthySteps To Wellness

Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health

Leah Weiss, PhD and professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business will offer evidence-based strategies for practicing mindfulness in the real world and explain not only how to survive the daily grind, but how to embrace it. The first 70 attendees will receive a free copy of her popular book, How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind. HealthySteps to Wellness participants can earn 25 incentive points for attending the event in person or via WebEx. Register early!

CORPORATE CONSULTING

4/16/2019

Compassion Grand Rounds

Manitoba, Canada

Explore our capacity to bring our whole selves to our professional work, based on Dr. Leah Weiss’ overwhelmingly popular course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and her new book, How We Work. Using contemplative approaches and stressing the importance of fully engaging our hearts and minds at work, Dr. Weiss shows how to attend to difficult feelings without becoming subsumed by them; how to develop awareness of our bigger picture goals that orients us and allows us to see purpose in the most menial tasks. She offers a set of practical, evidence-based strategies for practicing presence in the real world, revealing how not to merely survive another day, but how to use ancient wisdom traditions to sharpen our abilities, enhance our leadership and interpersonal skills, and improve our satisfaction.

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3/22-3/24, 2019

Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion Workshop

Esalen in Carmel, CA

“Join Dr. Leah Weiss, founding faculty member of Stanford’s Compassion Institute and Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer, for a weekend of compassion cultivation training based on research from psychologists, neuroscientists, and contemplative scholars from Stanford University in addition to research gathered from her top-selling book How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind.

This workshop will include immersive self-compassion practices, research-backed meditation and breathing techniques, guided meditations for use in-workshop and at home, and lively discussions around various compassion-based topics and how compassion can be applied in the real world. Dr. Weiss’s techniques have been used all over the world in a variety of settings including hospitals, technology companies, and startups. This workshop is especially useful for health and healing professionals in their work with clients and patients. To learn more about CCT, visit www.compassioninstitute.com.

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3/11/2019

Me2We2019

Stanford Campus, CA

Today’s complex and evolving world increasingly requires organizations and decision-makers to look beyond conventional approaches. As Me2We2019 marks the coming together of the Corporate Innovation and new Personal Leadership programs for the first time, this year’s event will feature thinkers, culture changers and industry experts who offer compelling perspectives and insights into being a great leader no matter your role, organization or industry.

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2/22/2019

Watermark Conference for Women in San Jose, CA

San Jose

The mission of the Conference for Women is to promote, communicate and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond. At our annual nonpartisan, nonprofit conferences, we bring together thousands of active professionals to connect, renew, and find inspiration in community. We are committed to helping close the pay gap, eliminate gender discrimination and achieve parity in company leadership and on corporate boards. We inspire the next generation through our Young Women’s program and we support local nonprofit organizations. The Conference for Women harnesses the collective wisdom, experience and energy of inspirational women and men of all ages and backgrounds in service of our values: supporting and giving back to our growing nationwide community.

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2/14/2019

American Heart Association Go Red for Women Bay Area

San Francisco

The Go Red for Women movement aims to provide women the tools they need to make better choices for themselves and their families while bringing female influencers together to change the conversation around the importance of health as it relates to the productivity and advancement of women. The Go Red luncheon will be celebrated on February 14th at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. The event brings together 500+ women influencers from top corporations throughout the Bay Area to celebrate heart health and women’s advancement initiatives.

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1/28/2019

Commonwealth Club

San Francisco

Stressed at work but can’t find time to de-stress and meditate? Need to be creative but running into mind blocks? Sidetracked by trivia instead of getting work done? Stanford’s Leah Weiss, author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind, will show us how to sidetrack anxiety and enter a creative state even if we’re not feeling like it. She will provide other practical examples as well.

During this interactive session, we will learn how to integrate useful tools derived from mindfulness into our actual workdays. Come learn what Stanford’s Graduate School of Business is teaching about how to incorporate evidence-based meditation and mindfulness practices directly into the workday, reaping the benefits of improved productivity, creativity and happiness without having to set aside a special time or place. Weiss’ class at Stanford usually has a long waitlist, so sign up for this session before it sells out!

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1/26/2019 – 1/27/2019

Stanford Continuing Studies

Stanford University

Finding purpose in life and work is the key to health, happiness, longevity, and productivity whether at work, at home, or throughout retirement. The problem is that most of us are unaware of what our purpose is or how to find it. Without purpose, we often become less resilient and maybe even struggle to find reasons for living.

This course will present an overview of important research that reveals how purpose can be increased, providing evidence-based tools and strategies that can be experimented with in lab style. Students will participate in interactive exercises designed to help each student discover their sense of purpose in the first place, or put their existing notions of purpose into clearer focus. We will use real-life examples to learn how to address the bad feelings and lack of structure that can lead us to feel purposeless. And we will examine why it’s important to learn from failure, and how to move forward with acceptance and resilience using proven self-compassion and mindfulness techniques. By the end of the course, students will understand why purpose is essential in every stage of life and where to find it.

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12/10/2018

Watermark Conference for Women at Gilead

Silicon Valley

Mindful Leadership for All Levels – 45 Minute Keynote followed by book signing – Internal Event for Employees to promote excitement for the Watermark Conference for Women that is already sold out for 2019. Leah will also be a speaker at the conference in February.

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11/30/2018

Washington State Virtual – Work and Wellness Discussion Series: How We Work – Private Event

Online

The Work and Wellness Discussion Series is hosted by the Professional Development Initiative (PDI) in partnership with the Association for Faculty Women (AFW) as a means for students, faculty and staff to read a book for pleasure, rather than what is assigned for classes. This series contributes to the promotion of a diverse and vibrant intellectual community on campus for those interested in world issues. It is designed to create a space for women and men to gather and talk about issues important to all through literature.

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11/7/2018

Indiana Women’s Leadership Conference

Indianapolis, IN

A practical guide to bringing our whole selves to our professional work, based on Leah Weiss, PhD’s overwhelmingly popular course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In today’s workplace, the traditional boundaries between “work” and “personal” are neither realistic nor relevant. From millennials seeking employment in the sharing economy to Gen Xers telecommuting to Baby Boomers creating a meaningful second act, the line that separates who we are from the work we do is blurrier than ever.