THE CENTER FOR
Where Visionary Leaders,
passionate about transformation and
human development, come to
co-create, learn and grow.
The purpose of The Center is
to convene, develop and deploy
Conscious Change Leaders who can lead transformation in themselves and the world.
Welcome to The Center for Achieving Breakthrough
Our Co-Founder, Dr. Dean Anderson, describes what The Center is all about.
How Leaders Use Mindfulness to Drive Organizational Culture
Mindfulness is all the talk in cutting-edge leadership circles. However, too frequently it is dumbed down and not used to its fullest benefit.
In this webinar, you will experience the power of mindfulness as a leader, while exploring what it really takes to use mindfulness as a driver to transform your organization's culture, mindset, processes, and systems.
- Understand mindfulness - what it is and why it’s not a magic bullet
- Discover ways to apply mindfulness within your organization that will drive achieving your vision and mission
- Learn a simple exercise to enhance your mindfulness practice as a leader
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Development: The Answer to Today's Challenges
We live in a VUCA world – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Navigating this world presents a massive leadership challenge. Solutions do not come easy. Conventional leadership development is insufficient to prepare leaders to meet these challenges.
Vertical leadership development provides part of the answer. It develops leaders from the inside out. Like climbing a ladder to get a bigger perspective, it expands their mindset and worldview, so they can handle greater complexity.
This increases innovation, creativity and the ability to lead into the future.
Are you ready to explore vertical leadership development?
Dr. Dean Anderson
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Scales of Breakthrough:
Personal, Team, Organizational
Achieving breakthrough in any endeavor is thrilling, and a quintessential challenge. It takes know-how, skill
In this webinar, we'll unveil the consistent dynamics for achieving
This understanding equips leaders with the foundation for achieving
Dr. Dean Anderson
Thursday, January 10, 2019
How to Grow Yourself from the Inside Out to Maximize Career Success and Personal Satisfaction
In this webinar, we will unpack the challenge of accepting yourself as you are (now) while changing the aspects of yourself that are not optimal or to your liking. We will also address how to use your life experiences, and personal reactions to them, to spur your personal development.
The goal of this conversation is to set the foundation for maximizing your career success and personal satisfaction so you and your life can be all that it can be.
Discover how to become your Best Self.
Dr. Dean Anderson
Thursday, December 13, 2018
The Upstream Stage of Leading Organizational Change:
The Most Important and
the Least Attended
Typically, leaders are so rushed to get the right solution to their problem that they blindly delegate project launch without providing adequate guidance.
This goes well beyond the declaration of Scope, Schedule, Budget! This webinar explores how to launch effectively. As leaders or change consultants, we can help our sponsors and project leaders to do this work by understanding the deliverables of this stage and how to get leaders to produce them prior to a public launch.
Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson
Thursday, November 15, 2018
How to Manage Your Inner State for High Performance
No matter what your pursuit - leadership, sports, parenting, life in general - the ability to manage your inner state is the foundation for success.
The better you are at this, the more you deliver your full potential. Without this superpower, high performance is hit and miss.
Learn the fundamentals of managing your mind and emotions to express your Best Self in all you do.
Dr. Dean Anderson
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Upcoming Training Programs
Walk the Talk is our flagship program for developing executives and their teams to lead transformation and breakthrough in themselves and their organizations.
“Life changing and career-enhancing” is how most participants describe its impact.
It develops leaders from the inside out, enabling you to transform your mindset and behavior so you can deliver breakthrough results for your organization, solve your most complex strategic challenges, and successfully lead the transformation of your organization and culture.
Upcoming Program Dates:
May 6-10, 2019
The Navigator School is our foundational program for developing your standard of excellence as a change leader or consultant.
It takes you well beyond the traditional approaches of project management and change management. You develop a deep understanding of what it takes to successfully lead or consult to organization transformation.
You learn numerous strategies to successfully handle the complex people dynamics and process dynamics of transformation; by learning how to use a strategic guidance system to effectively design and implement a successful change process for any type, scale or focus of change.
Upcoming Program Dates:
June 10-14, 2019
4Sight is our most advanced program for change leaders and consultants who want to develop themselves to the highest degree possible.
Conscious Change Leadership embraces the most advanced perspectives, methods, techniques, and wisdom in human development and organizational transformation.
This approach broadens your perspective to see solutions others miss, sharpens your intuition and deepens your ability to lead, motivate and engage others.
You'll learn how to achieve full adoption and sustainment of change results, on every initiative you lead or consult to.
2020 Program Dates:
(4x) 1-week Sessions: January - May
Experience The Center
The Center is a hotbed of thought leadership and co-creativity.
Here visionary leaders will find a deeper, more comprehensive, more sincere investigation and conversation about how people, organizations and communities transform and evolve.
Come join and contribute to this conversation.
Push the envelope of cutting-edge approaches to transformation
Learn and share best practices for achieving breakthrough
Co-create with other brilliant visionary leaders and practitioners
Test newly developed methods, tools and techniques for positive change
The Center is a Community – a global network of highly competent and experienced visionary leaders.
Come to meet other leaders and change agents with similar roles as you, and a passion to make a positive difference in the world.
The people you meet here are committed to their own personal development and excellence – being the best they can be – and changing their organizations and communities.
No matter their interest or occupation, Center participants are people with a commitment to personal growth and excellence, transformation and building a better future.
CEO's, senior executives and other leaders
Community leaders and activists
Org Dev consultants, project managers, LEAN consultants and others
Co-create with other brilliant leaders and practitioners
The Center is available for executive retreats, with world-class facilitation provided as needed.
The Center is located just outside breathtaking Durango, in Southwest Colorado in a beautiful mountain retreat setting. You can rent the entire facility for your executive retreat or meeting, including a conference room for 25 participants and sleeping rooms for some of your guests. For large groups, local hotels and world-class restaurants are just seven minutes away.
The Durango area is a mecca for outdoor activities – skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, rafting, boating, jeep tours and horseback riding. Mesa Verde and Telluride are just an hour or so drive away, so your group has plenty of off-day activity options.
Being First can provide senior consultants to design and facilitate just about any type of meeting to serve your needs on a wide variety of topics, including:
Complex problem-solving using our proprietary breakthrough methods
Team development and alignment
Leadership breakthrough and modeling
Self-mastery and personal change
Change initiative design and planning
Experiential exercises and team building with on-property ropes course and expert facilitators