Workshop: Becoming a Contemplative Change Agent for Your Organization

Workshop with Mike Kimball

Becoming a Contemplative Change Agent for Your Organization

with Michael Kimball
Professor of Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado

To be broadcast live via Zoom on Wednesday, October 28th, 1pm – 4pm ET/10am – 1pm PT
(Registration will close at 10am ET on the day of the workshop. Connection information will be shared once registered.)

Sustainer rate: $100 / Supporter rate: $75 / Community rate: $50
ACMHE members receive a $25 discount (Not a member? Join here)
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Given what’s happening right now in higher education—and the world in general—we all know that contemplative practices are needed more than ever on our campuses and in our communities. But how do we accomplish this in the midst of pervasive budget cuts, restructuring, and Zoom-orama? In this three-hour online workshop, each participant will learn a set of tools and perspectives arising from organizational change and community engagement leadership, share their own stories and expertise, and develop an action plan for infusing contemplative practices into their organization.

Intended Workshop Outcomes:
  • Definition of your Action Plan objectives
  • Identification of organizational change partners
  • Identification of organizational challenges and strategies to engage with and resolve them
  • Definition of personal, collective, and organizational resources for mobilizing your Action Plan.
  • A community of like-minded change agents to turn to for support, guidance, and encouragement!


Michael Kimball is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Northern Colorado (“the other UNC!”), Certified Koru Mindfulness teacher, co-founder and inaugural director of UNC’s emergent Center for Applied Contemplative Studies, former director of UNC’s Center for Honors, Scholars & Leadership, and recipient of the Maine Campus Compact’s 2006 Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence and UNC’s 2017 Engaged Scholar Award. He is also a 2010 graduate of Virginia Tech’s Engagement Academy for University Leaders and co-author of UNC’s community and civic engagement plan, which laid the foundation for UNC’s receipt of a 2015 Carnegie Foundation Elective Classification for Community Engagement. His work includes community engaged and contemplative teaching and scholarship. He authored the recent textbook, Ethnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection (Kendall Hunt Publishing).

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