Academy for Contemplative and Ethical Leadership

Mind & Life is pleased to have launched the inaugural Academy for Contemplative and Ethical Leadership, held in Stowe, Vermont, from Aug. 23-29, 2015, which engaged leaders from academia, non-profit, and for-profit sectors of society. The 115 participants came together to learn, share, and explore the question: “What kind of leadership can meet the unprecedented challenges of our time?”

ACEL tapped into a hunger for conversation, mutual learning, and development around what leadership might be like if: 1) We were responsive to those who suffer most; 2) We moved the spotlight from the individual to the collective ‘we’; and 3) We sought to better understand contemplative practice as part of overall leadership?

Angel Acosta, Program Director at College for Every Student, shares some insight from his experience at ACEL and some of the ways he uses contemplative leadership in his own work.



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