Transforming Leadership
A Depth Psychological Approach
with Carol Pearson



Friday, August 12
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, August 13
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, August 14
9:00 am-12:00 pm

11.5 Continuing Education Credits
MFTs, LCSWs, RNs, and Counselors

$370 General Admission

$320 Special Admission
(Full-Time Students, Pacifica Alumni, and Seniors)

$295 Active Pacifica Students
(Fees include Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch)

The international financial meltdown—along with the current ecological crisis and devastating wars around the planet—shows how impossible it is to solve global problems with leadership coming from an ego perspective, disconnected from the soul. We are past the point in human history when leaders can operate from the ego's separated, fear-based place, or believe that business leadership is solely about profits, political leadership is only about winning, nonprofit leadership is just about fundraising, and higher education leadership is simply about prestige. It is now essential that leaders connect not only with their own souls, but also with the soul of the world.

This workshop, however, is not an impractical call to morality, but a serious and practical look at how leaders can balance their desire for success and satisfaction with the ability to contribute to the success of their organizations or community and to the common good.

Seminal leadership scholar and Pulitzer Prize winning biographer James MacGregor Burns is known for issuing out a call for transformational leadership at all levels and in all sectors—leadership defined as that which motivates by inspiration rather than by coercion, brings out people’s better angels, and enhances society at large. Burns understood that if leadership is about inspiring people, then it is informed more by psychology than by scientific management.  Based on this insight, Carol S. Pearson explores ways in which leaders at all levels and in all sectors, as well people who don’t think of themselves as leaders but who strive to made a difference in their workplaces, churches, clubs, and communities, can use concepts from depth psychology to succeed where others have failed.

By attending this workshop, you will
  • Gain an understanding of ways of thinking emerging in various fields in the 21st century that are helping leaders make a real difference in the world
  • Learn how projection, transference, countertransference, and scapegoating affect leadership practice and group functioning
  • Develop an increased sense of connection with your own soul and the soul of the world, insight into your role in the change needed today, and the capacity to promote that change whether or not you are in a leadership position
  • Enhance your ability to recognize archetypal energies in an organization or private practice and use this knowledge to
    • attract what is needed (funds, customers, clients, students, able employees, etc.)
    • decrease drama, increase retention, and improve morale
    • create a healthy organizational culture around an archetypal energy that invigorates and supports your work

Carol PearsonCarol S. Pearson, Ph.D., is the Executive Vice President and Provost of Pacifica Graduate Institute, an internationally recognized scholar, and a leader in the application of depth psychology concepts to human, leadership, and organizational development. She is the author of The Hero Within and Awakening the Heroes Within and co-author of Magic at Work: Creative Leadership and Everyday Miracles,The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes, and Mapping the Organizational Psyche. Additionally, she has created tested instrumentation that accesses archetypal energies in individuals (the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator™) and organizational cultures (the Kenexa Cultural Insight Survey™). Dr. Pearson is currently editing a book, entitled Being the Change: Transformational Thinking for 21st Century Leaders, as part of a three-year project with the Fetzer Institute focusing on the theory and practice of leadership for transformation. She also is developing a hybrid M.A. in Leadership and Organizational Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology, that will be offered in the spring of 2012 at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

General Information

LOCATION: The seminar will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these events. This campus has lodging, dining facilities, parking onsite.

ACCOMMODATIONS: A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus.

Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus
$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 Program’s office.

MEALS: Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the weekend. Included in your registration fee are Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch. If you are arriving early, the following meals are available for an additional fee: Friday lunch ($17.75). If you are staying longer, the following meals are available for an additional fee: Sunday Dinner ($21.75), Monday breakfast ($12.50), lunch ($17.75), and dinner ($21.75). All extra meals must be ordered in advance through the Public Programs Department. No other meals will be available. 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 or vegetarian meal or if you have other medical dietary restrictions.

TRAVEL: 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.

REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION: Space is limited in all events. 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; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103, or register online at 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. 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.

SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who find it prohibitive to pay the full cost of the seminar. 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: 11.5 hours of continuing education credit is available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177), for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and for National Certified Counselors (provider #5436), through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Pacifica adheres to NBCC continuing education guidelines. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested.