Recharge and Renewal Options for Nonprofit Leaders


Mindful Leadership: A Nonprofit Renewal Retreat

November 6 – 8, 2017

Featuring Leah Weiss, Ph.D. and Victor Narro

  • Are you a nonprofit Executive Director, Program Director, Manager, or Fund Development Director looking to understand mindfulness and apply it in your work?
  • Do you sense your energy, patience and/or compassion fragmented or depleted in these turbulent times?
  • Do you desire to be more thoughtful, grounded, and effective in your leadership role?

Join your nonprofit peers for three days of connection, learning, and mindfulness practices led by Leah Weiss and Victor Narro. Explore and discover together how mindfulness is good for our work and focus, our bodies and minds, and our purpose, compassion, and self-perception.

Find more detail about and to register for the November Conference HERE.


Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW

A founding faculty member of the Dalai Lama’s Compassion and Cultivation Program at Stanford University, Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW is a ​lecturer at Stanford Business School, researcher and meditation expert​. She​ has dedicated her life to teaching people how to leverage research-based mindfulness and compassion insights to create outstanding leaders and thriving work environments.

Leah has taught and consulted in many different organizations including Harvard-affiliated hospitals, Google headquarters, the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), LinkedIn, the Greater Good Science Center at Berkeley, Wisdom 2.0, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Bing Center. At the Department of Veterans Affairs, she teaches mindfulness and compassion to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, and to help VA staff around the Bay Area cope with the stress of their jobs helping veterans. She now consults for the Omidyar Group’s 21st Century Leadership Initiative as well as the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED). Leah lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children.

Victor Narro – UCLA Labor Center

Victor has been involved with immigrant rights and labor issues for over 30 years. Currently Project Director for the UCLA Downtown Labor Center, Victor’s focus is to provide leadership programs for Los Angeles’ immigrant workers, policy and campaign planning for unions and worker centers, and internship opportunities for UCLA students. Victor is Professor for the Labor and Workplace Studies Program at UCLA; Guest Lecturer for the UCLA Graduate School of Urban Planning; and Lecturer in Law at UCLA Law School. Victor is a contributing editor for [email protected], where he anchors a monthly blog space called #FaithJustice.

During the past few years, Victor has focused his work on integrating self-care and spirituality in the work for social justice to address the issue of burn out and unhealthy activism.  He authored a book on his spiritual practice entitled Living Peace: Connecting Your Spirituality with Your Work for Justice (CreateSpace Publication, 2014) and its Spanish translation, Paz en Acción Conecta tu Espiritualidad con tu Trabajo por La Justicia Social (2015).  Victor’s work is based on the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mohandas Gandhi, and Brother David Steindl-Rast.; [email protected]

Find more details about and register for the November Conference HERE.