Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences

April 13, 2012: Positive Psychology and Leadership Conference


MasonLeads and The Center for Consciousness & Transformation
at George Mason University  present:

April 13, 2012 Living and Leading with Resilience Conference

…a conference on the intersection of resilience, well-being, leadership, and character strengths

Date: Friday, April 13, 2012

Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: The Mason Inn & Conference Center at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

What does it mean to live a good life – a life full of meaning and purpose?  How do we prosper in times of great uncertainty?  What role does resilience have in human flourishing, leadership, and organizational prosperity?  As whole nations and individuals strive to achieve greater levels of well-being, living and leading with resilience allows us to embrace all that makes life worth living, even in the face of adverse times.  The Living and Leading with Resilience Conference, co-sponsored by the Center for Consciousness and Transformation and MasonLeads at George Mason University, includes notable scholars, industry leaders, and practitioners addressing innovations in practices and research in resilience, leadership, and well-being.  Living and leading with resilience starts with the individual and then engages others in the exploration of meaning, purpose, positive relationships, strengths-building practices, and increasing the capacity to thrive during challenging times.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Rick Hanson

A neuropsychologist and author of Buddha's Brain:  The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom.  Dr. Hanson is the Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.

Dr. Chris Peterson

One of the 100 most cited psychologists in the world and one of the founders of Positive Psychology.  Dr. Peterson is the Science Director of the VIA Institute on Character and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Nansook Park

Dr. Park is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Michigan Positive Psychology Centre at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also an Associate Editor of Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being and a Consulting Editor to the Journal of Positive Psychology.

Dr. Todd Kashdan

Dr. Kashdan is Associate Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for Consciousness and Transformation at George Mason University. Dr. Kashdan is the author of Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life to promote the science of well-being.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Kim S. Cameron

Author of Positive Leadership, Making the Impossible Possible, and Leading with Values.  Dr. Cameron is the co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Sarah Pressman

Dr. Pressman is a Beatrice Wright Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas and Gallup Senior Research Associate. Her research focuses on the interplay between positive emotions, social relationships and health, with a focus on the physiological processes that underlie these associations.

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon refreshments, and more..see the website!


Cancel prior to March 13 for a full refund minus $20 handling fee.  Cancel between March 13 and April 1, and we will refund you 50%. After April 1, sorry, no refunds. 


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