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New Conference Session Descriptions for the 2016 Leading to Well-Being Conference! Register by March 4th for Early-bird Discounts!

New Conference Session Descriptions for the 2016 Leading to Well-Being Conference! Register by March 4th for Early-bird Discounts!

Now in its seventh year, George Mason University’s Leading to Well-Being Conference gathers the nation’s top experts in organizational leadership for deep and substantial learning and is widely regarded as the region’s top conference on the intersection of leadership and well-being. Our full conference session descriptions are now available for the 2016 Leading to Well-Being: Cultivating Resilience Conference! Learn more about the half-day pre-conference intensives as well as the full Friday conference keynote and breakout sessions. Register by March 4th for early-bird discounts!

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Author Leigh Stringer on GMU’s Center for the Advancement of Well-being: Interview with Nance Lucas, Executive Director

Author Leigh Stringer on GMU’s Center for the Advancement of Well-being: Interview with Nance Lucas, Executive Director

Leigh Stringer, LEED AP, is a workplace design guru, researcher, and author The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies that Benefit Employees, the Environment and the Bottom Line and The Healthy Workplace: How to Improve the Well-Being of Your Employees—and Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line. She has been interviewed for her work by CNN, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Good Morning America. Leigh recently interviewed Executive Director Nance Lucas to learn more about the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being.

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CWB Hosts NBC Journalist: ‘An Afternoon with Hoda Kotb’ Takes Place on January 15th at Mason in Fairfax

CWB Hosts NBC Journalist: ‘An Afternoon with Hoda Kotb’ Takes Place on January 15th at Mason in Fairfax

NBC’s Hoda Kotb will appear at “An Afternoon with Hoda” at 3:00 PM on January 15th in Dewberry Hall in Fairfax. "George Mason is the only college campus Kotb plans to visit to talk about her new book, “Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us the Way,” said Dr. Nance Lucas, executive director of Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being which hosting the event.

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CWB's Dr. Todd Kashdan in News at Mason: Class Invites Students to Make Themselves Uncomfortable

CWB's Dr. Todd Kashdan in News at Mason: Class Invites Students to Make Themselves Uncomfortable

The thumping bass and growling vocals of a gothic rock band greets students filing into the PSYC 417 Science of Well-Being class, a popular, first-of-its-kind course created more than a decade ago. George Mason University psychology professor Dr. Todd Kashdan says he often cranks up tunes as a way of giving students a mind-expanding experience of the senses before he switches over to cerebral mode.

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2016 Leading to Well-Being Conference: Early-Bird Registration Now Open!

2016 Leading to Well-Being Conference: Early-Bird Registration Now Open!

Now in its seventh year, George Mason University’s Leading to Well-Being Conference gathers the nation’s top experts in organizational leadership for deep and substantial learning. Widely regarded as the region’s top conference on the intersection of leadership and well-being, our keynote speakers and presenters consult with the country’s top companies, CEOs, organizations and agencies to create meaningful and lasting culture shifts that move them to greater levels of thriving. Registration is open!

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Mason Reflects Candlelight Vigil on November 19th at 6:45 pm

Mason Reflects Candlelight Vigil on November 19th at 6:45 pm

We have felt pain from recent events across campus communities, throughout the nation, and around the world. With everything that has happened, we are creating a space to begin the process of healing as a community. Come as you are and engage in a space to pause, to reflect, and to inspire hope. Thursday, November 19th • 6:45pm • Clock Tower • #MasonReflects

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Want to improve productivity and lower health costs? George Mason University teaches executives this secret!

Want to improve productivity and lower health costs? George Mason University teaches executives this secret!

What if there were a surefire way to increase worker productivity while also reducing their health costs? Researchers at George Mason University say they've discovered the secret — and they are teaching executives around the region how to use it. CWB's Dr. Steve Gladis and Dr. Beth Cabrera recently hosted a four-week course aimed at teaching executives how much impact they can have by creating a positive work environment.

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21-Day Mason Meditation Challenge: Become What You Believe

21-Day Mason Meditation Challenge: Become What You Believe

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new opportunity for the Mason Nation to participate in a powerful online-based 21-Day Meditation Experience (21-DME) and then be part of a special Mason on-line conversation about your experience…the benefits, the challenges, and the unexpected outcomes. The online meditation experience, beginning November 2nd, is co-hosted by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, and offers individuals an easy way to explore the benefits of daily meditation. The #MasonMeditates Challenge is a way to share your experience and build community as we thrive together at Mason. This 21-DME and challenge is part of Mason’s Well-Being University Initiative!

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