Betty Sue Flowers
While so many today are crying gloom and doom, others are succeeding against all odds. Operating in complex, rapidly evolving, highly connected contexts, this new generation of leaders optimize their
faculties—mind, body, soul, and spirit—and harvest the full capacities of those around them. They re-frame the challenge of leading in today’s world with a shift in emphasis from control to imaginative innovation. The message is that success requires us to update our thinking, enhance the quality of our being, and deepen our sense of relatedness with our natural and social worlds. We then can re-frame the stories we tell and fulfill our dreams for our organizations, our communities, ourselves, and the wider world.
Pacifica Graduate Institute traces its roots to a counseling skills certificate program established during the cultural upheaval of the early 1970s. Here in the beginning of the Twenty-First Century—100 years after Jung and Freud called attention to the importance of what lies below the surface—we must again question the established paradigm. This first-ever Pacifica conference on leadership presents generative ideas and innovations that we can embrace as we move forward in this multi-generational, millennial, multi-cultural, and global time. Presenters will reflect on how we can lead from the inside out, connecting with, and deepening into a paradigm of leadership informed by a depth psychological imagination.
Join us and learn how to tap into your deeper wisdom and authentic ways of being and relating; cultivate your capacity for curiosity and imagination; and become aware of the generative narratives, structures, and strategies that can respond to the call of the future. This conference is for leaders at any level in all sectors—public, private, and not-for-profit—who want to know what leadership approaches, strategies, and ways of thinking are succeeding in today’s complex and conflicted world.
Conference PROGRAM overview
The conference will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane in Santa Barbara. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment. There is on-site lodging, dining facilities, and parking. Registration and check-in will be Friday afternoon from 2:00–3:00 PM. The conference begins Friday afternoon at 3:00 PM and ends Sunday at 1:00 PM. Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and exchange throughout the conference. Three pre-conference workshops will be held Friday morning, and will include breakfast and lunch. Optional activities include a Social Dreaming Matrix; a focus group on Pacifica’s new Certificate and Academic Programs in Leadership; and a book launch, signing, and reception.
Registration and Cancellation
Space is limited. Register early! To register, please complete the form and return it to Pacifica Graduate Institute, Public Programs, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013; fax to 805.879.7392; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103, or register online at www.pacifica.edu. Please include your email address, as an email confirmation letter will be sent within 5 days of receipt of your registration.
To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than thirty days before the event. Tuition less a $50 processing fee will be refunded on the conference and less a $20 processing fee for the pre-conference workshops. No refunds on your registration fee will be made after that time. In the event that the program is sold out with a waitlist, if you return your seat to our office, and if we are able to transfer your registration to someone on the wait list, we will issue you a refund less the processing fee. Any registration transfers that do not go through our office will be assessed the processing fee onsite. For refund on accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. Cancellations made 1-4 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of the event.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who find it prohibitive to pay the full cost of the program. To apply, send a letter of request with your registration and payment. Please be specific regarding your financial circumstances. If accepted, you will be contacted to approve processing payment.
Continuing Education Credit
12 hours of continuing education credit are available for the conference and 4 hours for the pre-conference workshops for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177) and for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested.
A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013 at the following rates: $82.50 per night single occupancy, $115 per night couple occupancy, $125 per night double occupancy, plus 10% occupancy tax. Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with shared bath and shower. Single (twin or double bed), double (two twin beds), and couple (one double bed) rooms are available. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica’s Public Programs Department.
A limited number of rooms are also available for participants at the Best Western Carpinteria Inn, 4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013; 805.684.0473. Rooms are $149 per night single occupancy or double occupancy, plus tax and will be held at the special rate until two weeks before the program. Mention PACIFICA PUBLIC PROGRAM to receive the special rate.
Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the weekend. Pacifica’s caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our guests. Please indicate on the registration form if you need a special vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free meal or if you have other medical dietary restrictions. Meals included in the pre-conference workshop fee are: Friday breakfast and lunch. Meals included in the conference registration fee are: Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch. For early arrivals not attending a pre-conference workshop, Friday breakfast ($12.50) and lunch ($17.75) are available for an additional fee. All optional meals must be ordered in advance through the Public Programs Department.
Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles from the Campus. Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with your confirmation letter.