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Foundational Program: The Zen Leader

An immersion into the flips of the Zen Leader, based on the book by Dr. Ginny Whitelaw, and led by the author. A gateway into Zen training and leadership applications for seasoned leaders.

  • From Coping to Transforming – the beginning of leadership: the inner shift that makes a difference.
  • From Tension to Extension – the 3 Laws of Energy Management so you have fuel to run on.
  • From Playing to Your Strengths to Strengthening Your Play – immersion into the 4 energy patterns of FEBI® and how you can use them in your leadership, how to develop agility and be supported by all patterns at once.
  • From Controlling to Connecting – the key to influence and an invitation to Samadhi, opening a vast new leadership landscape.
  • From Driving Results to Attracting the Future – reversing backwards thinking, and building a sustainable, driving rhythm toward your vision.
  • From Delusion to Awakening – continuing your journey and approaching the final flip.

Plus morning and evening Zen meditation, daily yoga stretching, physical training to build leadership presence, Zen cooking designed to support the training, introductory bodywork, coaching, guest speakers, and time to reflect and walk the land.

Upcoming Programs


CitiZen: The Zen Leader meets the ReGeneration work of Rebecca Ryan to develop awakened leadership for the future of our cities

A program for leaders in local government and communities on how to harness the resources of Zen, the flips of the Zen Leader, and the trends shaping the next generation to thrive in turbulent times.

June 4-7, 2015 (download flyer/ Register)


The Zen Leader- Sharpham House, Devon, England

November 19-22, 2015 (download flyer/ Register)

Information and Registration

The Zen Leader – Spring Green Dojo – Dates to be announced 


CitiZen - Spring Green Dojo – June 4-7, 2015 

Cost: $985

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those who would not otherwise be able to attend. Please email before registering if you would like to be considered for a scholarship.

If you wish to pay by credit card or Paypal account, you can register online.  If you’d rather pay by check, download a flyer, which gives you mailing directions. Email if you need us to send an invoice.

Please make your own Lodging reservations at The House on the Rock Resort – a destination itself, known for its golf course, indoor pool and spa. A block of 2-room suites has been reserved at a special group rate ($115 winter, $135 summer/fall). King suites have a king bed in one room and a seating area in the other. Queen suites have a queen bed in each room. To receive this special rate, make your reservation at least 3 months ahead of time by calling 608-588-7000. Ask for a suite in the “Institute for Zen Leadership” block, and specify King or Queen.

The Zen Leader- Sharpham House, Devon, England.

Cost: $1195 USD (785 GBP)

If you wish to pay by credit card or Paypal account, you can register online.  If you’d rather pay by check, download a flyer, which gives you mailing directions. Email if you need us to send an invoice.

Who may attend:  seasoned leaders from business, academic, government and non-profit organizations, leadership development professionals. The program is adaptable to all skill levels and body types, and no Zen experience is required.

“The program is outstanding, unique and exceptionally valuable…the ability to tap into and focus basic energy states of human existence is a tool I will use for the rest of my life.”  Tom Gruenwald, Vice President 3WON, LLC  
“This program is essential education for the leader who seeks deeper truths and aspires to transcend self limitations.” – Carl He, Sourcing Manager, Shanghai, China
“Having facilitated and attended many leadership programs, I find the Institute for Zen Leadership does a beautiful job getting at neglected aspects of who we are.  Every company would benefit by sending their valued employees who need more self and other awareness.”   – Holly Latty-Mann, President, The Leadership Trust
“The program really challenged me to be great.”  –Mac Clemens, President, Digital Deployment
“You will be astonished from this experience.”  –Gina Currie, RN








CitiZen at the Spring Green Dojo, WI:
June 4-7, 2015 (Download Flyer/ Register by invitation only)







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