Inner MBA Events and Curriculum

Join Us for an Experience of a Lifetime

OPENING EVENT
ONLINE TRAINING IMMERSION
September 18, 2021

In a supportive, community environment, we’ll help you clarify why you do what you do, what your values are, the lifelong impact you’d like your work to have, and what multiple-bottom-line success looks like for you. The mindfulness and embodiment practices we’ll do will support you to become a stronger leader who can sustain your vision long term.

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ONLINE MODULES

ONLINE MODULE 1
Deepening Mindfulness & Self Awareness

This powerful foundational module will lay the groundwork for all subsequent modules, as you become more mindful in your life and as a leader. You’ll get access to the most cutting-edge practices in topics such as immunity to change, setting impactful goals, and building a leadership culture. You’ll also learn how your perception informs your reality, and how you can shift that perception to create more impact in both your personal and organizational achievements.

What we will be exploring:

Lisa Lahey, EdD

BUSINESS TRACK
with Lisa Lahey, EdD

Uncovering Your Immunity to Change

Jack Kornfield, PhD

INNER-WORK TRACK
with Jack Kornfield, PhD

Introducing Mindfulness Daily at Work

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK
Interview with Padmasree Warrior

ONLINE MODULE 2
Practicing Presence and the Art of Self Management

We spend a lot of time in business learning how to manage other people. But what about managing ourselves? Self-management skills can be learned by anyone who puts in the time. They help you stay composed, centered, and on purpose, while reducing conflict and misdirected energy. We’ll explore this topic from a mindfulness perspective, as well as the latest findings in neuroscience and how the brain reacts to stress.

What we will be exploring:

Karen May, PhD

BUSINESS TRACK
with Karen May, PhD

Real World Challenges

Tara Brach, PhD

INNER-WORK TRACK
with Tara Brach, PhD

RAIN Practice

Steve Macadam

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK
Interview with Steve Macadam

ONLINE MODULE 3
Increasing Emotional Intelligence at Work

For many cutting edge companies, EQ is becoming more important than IQ. This challenges the decades-old belief system that tells us to leave our emotions at home. Instead we’re invited to explore emotions effectively in a work context. The many benefits of emotional intelligence at work include faster conflict resolution and more inclusive and empathetic discussions where everybody feels heard. This naturally leads to more cooperative, creative, and productive teams.

What we will be exploring:

Dan Goleman

BUSINESS TRACK
with Dan Goleman

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Jeremy Hunter, PhD

INNER-WORK TRACK
with Jeremy Hunter, PhD

Zone of Resilience

Chinedu Echeruo

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK
Interview with Chinedu Echeruo

“I am beyond impressed with the quality of our faculty. The best leadership course I have ever studied.”
Mona Elsamahy

ONLINE MODULE 4
Skillfully Navigating Difficult Conversations

In order to stay current and authentically connected with people at work, we need to develop the skill of engaging in difficult conversations. While uncomfortable, having difficult conversations in a skillful way can release pent-up energy in teams and create clarity, ease, flow, and genuine connection at work. Learning how to prepare for and deliver difficult information with skill and grace is one of the hallmarks of a conscious leader.

What we will be exploring:

Jacqueline Carter

BUSINESS TRACK
with Jacqueline Carter

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Chris Germer, PhD

INNER-WORK TRACK
with Chris Germer, PhD

Self-Compassion Practice

Lorna Davis

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK
Interview with Lorna Davis

ONLINE MODULE 5
Increasing Collaboration Through Investigating Beliefs and Assumptions

We often make assumptions when we go to make big decisions, plan, or execute our ideas. What if our assumptions about ourselves, others, and projects we’re working on are incorrect? In this module you’ll receive processes that will help you test your assumptions and begin to solve real-world challenges from a more informed state. These processes will support you to increase collaboration, innovation, creativity, and performance.

What we will be exploring:

Lisa Lahey, EdD

BUSINESS TRACK
with Lisa Lahey, EdD

Examine the Results of Your Big Assumptions

Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD

INNER-WORK TRACK
with Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD

Embodiment and Listening

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK
Interview with Justin Kan

ONLINE MODULE 6
Celebrating Differences and Honoring Our Interconnection

As leaders in a new way of doing business, we must learn to understand other people’s perspectives and practice inclusion. This module will support you to understand how to work with different work styles, thought patterns, strengths, and limitations. You’ll learn from top trainers currently working to increase awareness on these important topics.

What we will be exploring:

Yael Shy and Melissa Carter

BUSINESS TRACK
with Yael Shy & Melissa Carter

Cultivating Collaborative Cultures and Belonging

Sharon Salzberg

INNER-WORK TRACK
with Sharon Salzberg

Interconnection in Leadership

Lisa Picard

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK
Interview with Lisa Picard

“This program has allowed me to integrate contemplative language in the context of business structure and ethos. On a more personal level, the opportunity to fine tune my own “personal declaration” has been inspiring to me.”

Mitchell Kurker

ONLINE MODULE 7
Building Authentic Workplace Community

For individuals, groups, and organizations to operate at peak performance in the face of today’s complexity and speed, leaders must learn how to create environments of true authenticity and flow. Authentic community allows creativity, inclusivity, and innovation to thrive.

What we will be exploring:

Amishi Jha, PhD

BUSINESS TRACK
with Amishi Jha, PhD

Improving Your Attention

INNER-WORK TRACK
with Rhonda Magee

Cultivating the Capacity for Courageous Business & Community

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK
Interview with Joey Bergstein

ONLINE MODULE 8
Leading in Times of Disruption

We’re living in a time of unprecedented change that impacts how we engage both personally and professionally with the world around us. While it’s not possible to predict the future of our industry as it evolves so rapidly, we can still prepare ourselves to step up and lead. This module will support you to adapt to change as it happens through embodiment practices, important leadership capacities, and dedication to our commitments.

What we will be exploring:

Otto Scharmer, PhD

BUSINESS TRACK
with Otto Scharmer, PhD

Theory U: Leading in Times of Disruption

INNER-WORK TRACK
with Caroline Myss

The Choice and Discipline of Personal Accountability

Eileen Fisher

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK
Interview with Eileen Fisher

ONLINE MODULE 9
Carrying Your Vision Forward

This module will equip you to take all of your newfound skills and continuously use them to bring your vision into reality. You’ll concretize changes you feel inspired to make in your work and life. Topics range from enlisting volunteers, practicing self-care, and embodied leadership.

What we will be exploring:

Scott Shute

BUSINESS TRACK
with Scott Shute

Compassion in the Workplace

Yael Shy and Melissa Carter

INNER-WORK TRACK
with Yael Shy & Melissa Carter

Self-Care

Chip Conley

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK
Interview with Chip Conley

PLUS Receive these Four Conscious Business
Accelerator Workshops

Deep-Dive Trainings to Expand Your Skills and Capacities
Accelerator Workshop #1

Conscious Marketing & Sales: Value and Meaning Creation

with Richard Taubinger
CEO, Conscious Marketer, and Digital Marketing Strategist
Richard will cover the fundamental principles of applying a conscious marketing approach for increased personal and organizational success and to create unique positioning in the marketplace.
Accelerator Workshop #2

Conscious Negotiation: Winning from Within

with Erica Ariel Fox, PhD
NY Times Best Selling Author, Harvard Law School Lecturer, and Creator of VoyagerWork

Erica will instruct on the art of mindfully applying conscious negotiation to enhance personal and professional success. Erica will also offer an hour of Live Q&A in the final week of the module.

Accelerator Workshop #3

Conscious Finance 101: Aligning Your Money & Values

with Jenny Kassan

Attorney & Advisor for Mission-Driven Enterprises, President of Community Ventures, Co-Founder of the Force for Good Fund, Certified Coach, and Author

Jenny will offer a 3-part Business Accelerator course focusing on Conscious Finance. She will cover how finance plays a role in an organization and how this role can make a positive impact not only on organizational success but on stakeholders and consumers.

Accelerator Workshop #4

Leadership Matters: How B Corps Reevaluate Business Success

with Bart Houlahan

Co-Founder of B Lab, and Leader of Conscious Capitalism

Bart will present on his business journey and how it resulted in the formation of B Corp. Regardless of whether they choose to become a B Corp, Bart will explain how the B Corp movement provides learners with a guide to transform their leadership and business mindset for organizational success.

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“I am a physician and I didn’t get to learn anything at all about business or marketing in medical school, residency, or even in post graduation. Inner MBA has been a fantastic opportunity for me to learn about conscious marketing and to grow as a mindful leader.”

Pramodini Gosukonda

CLOSING COMMENCEMENT EVENT
ONLINE TRAINING IMMERSION
May 21, 2022

Immersion Event #2 is all about grounding your newfound inner wisdom into your current reality, and the changes you feel inspired to make in your work and life. We will explore what it means for you to graduate as a transformational leader—someone who brings out the best in others and your organization.

“In order to inspire people, that’s going to have to come from a place deep inside you.”

Jeff Weiner, CEO at LinkedIn

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We are taking the health of all Inner MBA enrollees very seriously. We’ve made a few additional options available in your enrollment process.

If you are uncertain about traveling to the in-person immersion events in September 2020 and April 2021, you may now enroll for the Virtual Only Program, and then upgrade later to the In-Person Immersion Events & Virtual Program if you become more comfortable with travel.

Alternately, if you’d like to enroll in the In-Person Immersion Events & Virtual Program, you can downgrade to the Virtual Only option if you need to due to travel conditions.

To support anyone experiencing financial hardship during this time, we have opened up several more scholarships than we initially planned to, to make sure no student who wants to attend is turned away for financial reasons.