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September Luncheon "Moving from Chaos: Overcoming Leadership Stress with Mindfulness"

  • 26 Sep 2019
  • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
  • National Housing Center, Washington, DC


  • Bronze Members and their substitutes who have attended 2 or less luncheons.
  • Registration for for-profit, non-members whose company staff have NOT attended a FAR luncheon previously.
  • This is for nonprofit, non-member professionals only.

Speaker: Holly Duckworth (bio)

Forbes magazine names "stress" our workplace silent killer. You don't have to look far to see the research is clear: we are working ourselves to death. Science has shown that mindfulness-based stress reduction is reducing health care costs and improving productivity and happiness. In this energizing session, discover the tools available to you to intentionally create more good days than bad. Make a choice to be in the moment and look at life positively - to reframe the challenging days and renew.

Attendees will:

  • Identify the difference between meditation and mindfulness
  • Learn what research shows about how stress reduction increases your focus and happiness
  • Choose one applied mindfulness technique you can use in daily living
The first 100 registrants for the luncheon will receive a copy of Holly's latest book, Everyday Mindfulness: From Chaos to Calm in a Crazy World.

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

National Housing Center (Auditorium)
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC (map)

Metro: Guests can take the Metro to Farragut North or McPherson Square.
Parking: There is plenty of parking within a few blocks of the National Housing Center.


Registration Limited to 50 Participants (Priority will be given to nonprofit attendee requests.)

PLEASE NOTE: If interested in attending, please request to be registered for this special event when you register for the luncheon. SPACE IS LIMITED - All those who request to register for the event will receive an email from FAR staff either confirming your registration or with an update that the event is full.

At the 24/7/365 pace of life today do you feel your organizational institution is spinning out of control? Do you ever wish rebooting your organization was as simple as hitting CTRL+Alt+Delete? In this session you learn simple strategies to build the future of your organization.

Attendees will learn:

  • CTRL: What are the written and unwritten rules that hold your organization back? Take away tips to learn how to set boundaries with your board and membership to improve the efficiency of your projects and outcomes.
  • ALT: Look for alternate solutions to common problems such as lack of leadership, funding, and resources. Participate in a co-creation visioning exercise. Explore creative solutions that will encourage your board to look at innovating.
  • Believe: It is done unto your organization, as you believe. So, what is it you believe? Now is the time to delete all you believed about how your organization works and create a new future. Take a moment to burn up old patterns and beliefs. As the leader, your energy is the centering force for the beliefs of your board, members and staff.

If you are overwhelmed as a staff or volunteer leader, join us to gain simple strategies that will reboot and redirect your organization to not only meet but also exceed its vision and mission now. You will walk away with tips to see, feel, and know your organization in a new way.

The first 40 registrants will receive a copy of Holly's book, Reboot Your Association for Success.

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

National Housing Center (Registrants will be sent room information.)
(see address above)


Gold Members please contact hq@far-roundtable.org to be registered.

Registering yourself: FAR members, please make sure to log in to the FAR website to receive FAR member registration options. FAR members may add nonprofit guests to your registration.

Registering a substitute: FAR members, please do NOT log in to the FAR website if you are registering a colleague as your substitute, simply go to the event page and select the appropriate substitute registration. FAR members may add a first-time, nonprofit non-member guest to the registration.

*If you are a nonprofit, non-member and have not attended a FAR luncheon before, 
please contact hq@far-roundtable.org to attend as our guest!*

These programs have been approved for CPE and CAE credit.

FAR is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.  For more information regarding refund, complaint, and program cancellation policies, please contact the FAR office at: 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or email (hq@far-roundtable.org). There are no refunds or cancellations accepted after September 20, 2019. Field of Study: Personal Development-Leadership (Morning Session & Luncheon)  Program level is basic – update. There are no pre-requisites nor advanced preparation. It is Group-Live delivery method. Sponsor ID: 109395

FAR is a CAE Approved Provider. Program(s) will be evaluated monthly to meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae.

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