What Are “Transformation” and “Courage” All About?
In my role as a full-time professor at Mason in the School of Integrative Studies, I have the privilege of working with undergraduate students and graduate students on themes related to mindfulness, well-being, and personal transformation. I remember vividly the semester when I was also an adjunct professor for ODKM and taught a course entitled “Mindful Leadership.”
I’ve also been involved for nearly two decades in a less-formal educational program around this kind of deep, personal exploration. It’s through a non-profit training organization, Personal Transformation and Courage Institute (PTCI). Starting in late March 2019, we are running a cohort just off-campus, and it’s entitled “Meeting Yourself: Building Inner Friendship and a New Relationship to Your Energy.” ODKM students – alums and current students – are just the sort of people who we have seen thrive in a program like this one.
My wife Mary Elizabeth Lynch, an experienced attorney and conflict transformation specialist through her mediation work, is the primary course leader. Here’s an 8-minute video where she describes core principles about “transformation” and “courage.” If you resonate to what you see and hear, please follow the link to see more about the program that starts in late March.
A commitment to one’s own personal transformation process is crucial to well-being, both professionally and individually. Let me know if you have any questions. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Term Professor, School of Integrative Studies, George Mason University.