2019 Events 

We raise awareness about the power of applying compassion in leadership at workshops and conferences. We'd love for you to join us at our next public event!

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WISDOM 2.0 2019 conference

Q&A Stage, March 2, 2019, 10-1o:30 AM PST

Uvinie Lubecki shares a connecting practice and discusses how integrating contemplative practices and values like compassion into leadership on a daily basis can be a way to bring spirituality and connection more fully into the world.

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FORUM 2019

Keynote, May 14, 2019, Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, Minneapolis

Organizations are building more transformational relationships with real, everyday donors. These connections are built on mutual respect, trust, and equal power. And it’s dramatically changing the way nonprofits and philanthropy interact.

Everywhere we look, every sector, every industry, and especially in the social sector there’s evidence that the old ways of doing things are crumbling. As damaging patterns behind traditional power dynamics that have guided institutional structures for the past centuries break, we can all feel the ground shaking. In philanthropy, nonprofits’ funding models are becoming more decentralized and more democratic than ever. As nonprofits better share financial and governance decision-making with the communities impacted by their work, this inversion of power and depth of meaningful relationships will continue to transform the sector.

At FORUM 19, we’ll take a close look at new approaches for the intersection of donor and nonprofit relationships. Uvinie Lubecki, founder and CEO of Leading Through Connection, will ground our conversation in her work focused on the necessity of mindfulness and compassion for how sector leaders bring fundamentally new methods of connection into their work. We’ll hear about national trends, dig into the neuroscience behind building meaningful relationships, and also look to local leaders who are reframing the connections between nonprofits and donors right here in Minnesota.

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Keynote, June 29, 2019, Vallejo

Deepening Connection - How compassion can help you build authentic relationships during healing. Uvinie Lubecki, founder and CEO of Leading Through Connection, will discuss the power of compassion to transform relationships.

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Keynote, August 16-18,2019, San Francisco

Bloom Network’s mission is to accelerate the spread of regenerative culture. Our vision is a world where it’s easy for people to share resources, resolve conflict, and live in creative balance with nature.

Pollination 2019 is the annual flagship gathering of Bloom Network.  The event will bring regenerative culture leaders together to collaborate on solutions to common problems, share ideas and resources and inspire each other.

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October 10-12, 2019, Marconi Conference Center, Marshall, CA 

Join us at this two-and-a-half day intensive training institute for health care professionals led by GGSC Director of Training Eve Ekman and featuring Dr. Christopher Gimmler of Stanford University School of Medicine,Dr. Leif Hass of Alta Bates and UCSF, and Uvinie Lubecki of the leadership consulting firm Leading Through Connection.

This hands-on experience will equip participants with scientific evidence and direct-learning experiences—adapted for health-care settings—to build resilience, connection, and purpose.

You’ll come away with concrete, research-based tools you can implement—individually or in teams—to help you build your own resilience and better support and connect with your patients, clients, and colleagues.

This training is appropriate for physicians, nurses, therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and others who work in healthcare or clinical settings. 14 CEs or 14 CMEs are available.



November 8-9, 2019, University of Washington, Seattle

“How might we leverage practices of human compassion and mindfulness to create healthier and more sustainable workplaces and communities?” The Summit is designed for members and leaders in our community who are committed to developing cultures of compassion, consciousness and civility in their workplaces and the contexts where they have influence. Uvinie Lubecki will speak about Relational Compassion: How to integrate compassion into leadership behaviors

Interested in organizing a workshop or event featuring Leading Through Connection?

2018 Events

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Wisdom 2.0 2018 conference

Feb 23rd, 2018 - 2:00 - 2:45 pm PST

Connection is authentically and meaningfully relating to others. It's the building of a bridge that allows for understanding to flow freely. It honors our shared humanity and interdependence. Everyone has the capacity for connection, but the ability to connect can and has to be learned. It does not come through simple tools and frameworks. It comes through inner work and practice.

Learn more by clicking the video below

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March 1st, 2018 - 2:00 - 2:45 pm PST

How can Leading Through Connection support entrepreneurship and leaders, especially as women, P.O.C., and under-represented groups?



May 31st, 2018 - 6:30 - 8:30 PST

There’s a predominant worldview that when we show up to work, we need to leave our humanity at home. As leaders, we work hard, sacrifice ourselves, and feel guilty when we take time off. The problem is, the way we treat ourselves is the lens by which we treat others. Without knowing how to extend compassion to oneself and people we work with, we are creating cultures that are leading to more stress and disengagement at work.

In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Learn to develop awareness of how your thoughts and feelings impact your behavior while you're interacting with others

  • Learn practices to manage anxiety at work, as a form of self-compassion

  • Grapple with real-life scenarios and identify how you might extend compassion to others



June 4th, 2018 - 12:30 - 4:30 PST

Giving advice feels rewarding when we can truly help others. The challenge is, we don’t always know how to give it. We can sometimes feel like we’re not capable of giving advice, misread what someone means, or jump to solutions when the other person doesn’t want any. The good news, everyone is capable of giving meaningful advice when you take the time to really connect with them.

Our friends at Leading Through Connection will teach you a different taking on both giving and receiving advice through a fun, interactive activity.

  • Learn practices to genuinely relate to people, even when it’s difficult

  • Have the opportunity to test practices for connection with other attendees

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June 28th, 2018

Leading in the modern world requires an ability to manage constant change and complexity while staying connected to your teams, colleagues, and customers. Learning how to harness connection, the ability to authentically and meaningfully relate with others, amidst a busy work schedule and stress can transform your leadership. Most leadership programs focus on frameworks and tools without addressing the underlying fears and assumptions that can hold you back from effectively connecting with others. In this session, we will introduce an approach that integrates mindfulness and compassion as foundations for interacting with and leading others. We will also share and discuss the challenges specific to women leaders who make up just 17% of executive leadership.


CELGene international day of peace Conference

September 21st, 2018 in New Jersey

This event is private and invite only. 

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The Hivery’s Entrepreneur + Inspiration Lab

October 14th, 2018 in San Francisco, CA

Self-Care and Self-Compassion for Leaders

Leadership begins with the self. The lens by which we treat ourselves is the lens by which we treat others. Yet, knowing how to care for ourselves in this fast-paced, rapidly changing world can be difficult. In this lunch session, we will discuss how to realistically care for yourself as a leader and trade resources and practices for genuine self-compassion. 

This event is public. Click below to register.

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Women Together: We the Change

October 26th, 2018 in Irvington, NY

What are the building blocks of connection? We will offer experiences and practices that invite participating women to become more self-aware, compassionate, vulnerable, connected and to live courageously.

This event is public and can be accessed in-person or through live stream.

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October 30th, 2018 in San Francisco, CA

How do you become the leader your people want you to be? The truth is, effective leadership is less technical and more relational. Traditional leadership development, however, is not enough to teach leaders to intentionally and actively relate to others. Uvinie Lubecki and Anna Kawar will do a workshop focused on mindfulness and compassion as key competencies for leaders to deepen their connection to the people they work with and lead. Upon completion of this workshop, you will leave with tools you can implement to transform your leadership.

A big thank you to Designit for hosting this workshop at your offices:
450 Sansome Street, 9th floor, San Francisco, California 94111

This event is limited to 30 participants and open to Fuqua alumni. To register for this event, please click on the link below.



November 14-16th, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA

"Our work is complex, but our common goal is simple—we dedicate ourselves to creating positive change and improving lives. That’s exactly why changemakers from all sectors come together for Upswell, an immersive, high-energy forum for passionate individuals committed to turning ideas into action. Here you’ll connect with like-minded peers to forge strategic partnerships, address big challenges, exchange lessons learned and explore current best practices for advancing your mission and reaching your organizational goals."

Click on the link below to learn more and register.

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