Register for McPhee Lecture & Workshop: Ginny Whitelaw

McPhee Ginny Whitelaw

“[W]hen we resonate at our best, this particular body is capable of having an experience of universal mind, and the wisdom emerging from that connectedness changes what the body does and how it does it.” - Dr. Ginny Whitelaw

Our annual McPhee Symposium is an exciting event that features an interactive lecture and workshop for individuals and groups to explore the intersection of leadership, science, and spirituality. Now in its 19th year, we are excited to offer this event online via Zoom.

LECTURE: OCTOBER 15 (TH) 6:30-8pm CT

Resonate a Life of Purpose, Joy, and Resilience

In a noisy, disruptive, pandemically upended world, it can be hard to be heard or know how to make a difference. But master the principle that underlies all change and you can live your most significant life, from reshaping relationships, to reimagining a post-coronavirus world, to realizing large-scale change. That principle is resonance and this interactive session will introduce you to the surprising ways that resonance works, as well as concrete practices that get it working for you. You’ll come away with an experience of how resonance takes spirituality into every workplace, how it disrupts notions of causality, and manifests through every aspect of your inner and outer life.

WORKSHOP OCTOBER 16 (F) 9-11:30am, & 1-3:30pm CT

Leadership that Resonates – the Key to Making a Difference

Remember the swingset of your youth? It’s an example of resonance, and how sensing larger forces and adding effort at just the right time can have an out-sized impact, along with resilience and joy. The difference you want to make as a leader can have the same spirit of play when you harness resonance, and this interactive workshop will lead you there.

Resonance is a physical fact, but how we resonate can be cultivated. Combining the physics of energy transfer and how that works in the human body with physical practices adopted from Zen training, this workshop integrates how we can develop ourselves to better sense universal energy, embody what is ours to work with, and change the world around us. You’ll learn how to work with breath, voice, and 4 energy patterns in the nervous system that help you sense and co-create with the people and energy around you. You’ll have a chance to apply resonance to a real leadership situation you’re facing and clarify the purposes toward which you lead. You’ll also experience the physicality of Zen training and a form of breathing and meditation that leads to a fundamental shift in how you resonate.

*Workshop attendees receive a complimentary copy of Ginny Whitelaw's new book, Resonate.

Dr. Ginny Whitelaw is a Rinzai Zen master and founder and CEO of the Institute for Zen Leadership. Author of four books, including her latest, Resonate, she is a recognized expert in bringing science, spirituality and leadership together in service of developing whole leaders. Co-developer of the FEBI, a validated personality test linking patterns in the nervous system with modes of leadership, she trains people worldwide in its use. Formerly, Deputy Manager for integrating NASA’s Space Station Program, she has a Ph.D. in biophysics, and a 5 th degree black belt in Aikido.


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$190.00 Special Online Pricing (lecture and workshop)


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