Autumn Session Starts September 15th

Foundations in Noetic Leadership

An online workshop to enhance leadership through the lens of noetic experience.

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“Foundations in Noetic Leadership” is an online workshop designed to enhance one’s leadership through the unique lens of noetic experience.

Designed for leaders of all kinds, this workshop is the latest program offering within IONS Noetic Leadership Initiative. A natural outgrowth of our mission at IONS, the initiative is focused on cultivating leaders by nourishing their inner wisdom and propensity to lead from an emerging knowledge of our interconnection with other human beings, nature, and the cosmos.

The workshop consists of three 2-hour sessions featuring a thought-provoking blend of foundational course material, conversations with special guests, practical tools to expand your noetic repertoire, and ample opportunity for meaningful dialogue with our speakers and each other.

The program will be facilitated by IONS CEO Claire Lachance and leadership scholar-practitioner Alan Briskin. Reflecting the emergent nature of Noetic Leadership, Claire and Alan will encourage rigorous personal exploration and candid dialogue regarding the opportunities and challenges associated with a noetic approach to leadership.

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In this workshop you will:

  1. Learn how to integrate rational (e.g. logic, reason, analysis) and transrational leadership techniques (e.g. intuition, inspiration, intention, imagery).
  2. Enhance your toolbox of personal practices to access and utilize your inner wisdom.
  3. Deepen your ability to lead from interconnection via the Overview Perspective and a multi-dimensional noetic ecosystem.
  4. Develop an understanding how noetic sciences can complement and strengthen other leadership approaches in support of expanded positive impact.
  5. Build your personal network of like-minded leaders who see the potential for noetic sciences to positively impact organizations, society, and our planet.

A Complementary Model

Noetic Leadership enriches traditional business models through the addition of noetic perspectives and tools which provide effective but little-known approaches to problem-solving and strategic planning. Additionally, Noetic Leadership complements non-traditional models, such as Servant Leadership and Participative Leadership, by grounding them in the science of interconnection and inner knowing.

Activate | Remember | Co-Create

In the live sessions of the workshop, we explore the learning/teaching of Noetic Leadership through three facets:

By Inviting Different Ways of Knowing

Noetic Leadership requires open-mindedness, curiosity, and delight in discovery. We ACTIVATE these energies by how we invite different ways of knowing – in silence, through our bodies, with deep listening, and in study of wisdom values and principles.

Remembering is a Channel by Which We Deepen Our Inner Wisdom and Expand Our Understanding of Connection

Through the collective field, and in our own bodies, there are patterns and blueprints of wisdom that can be brought into awareness, RE-MEMBERING our wholeness as unique individuals and as beings interconnected in a larger web of relationships. Learning is about remembering, not simply exposure to new information. Remembering is a channel by which we deepen our inner wisdom and expand our understanding of connection with nature, cosmos, and other living beings.

In Practices of Dialogue, We Will Shape the Framework of Noetic Leadership Together

As we deepen our inquiry into the vision and purposes of Noetic Leadership, we simultaneously CO-CREATE the language and understanding that is necessary for its further development. Co-creation involves listening deeply to each other and the freedom to create as we speak. In practices of dialogue and community sharing, we will further shape the framework of Noetic Leadership, bringing out the nuances of leadership that prepare us for the extraordinary and aid our ability to welcome emergence.

From Past Participants

“I feel that I am able and ready to apply Noetic leadership to my goals and work with positive engagement and moving towards my meaningful life.”

“I loved every speaker – such a deep well of experience and wisdom!”

“The inclusion I feel as a part of this noetic family has brought me greater confidence to ‘seize the day.’ With renewed knowing that what we believe is real, and tangible, and meaningful as well as important. I am not alone on this path. I feel ‘optimistic.’  What has changed is that my dream of helping others is illuminated again.”

“IONS is engaged in consciously creating the future of leadership by embodying the very practices they teach and by vulnerably starting conversations without knowing exactly where they may lead. The courage to embark on a leading leadership journey can only come from true leaders willing to take risks — this is how culture is changed. IONS is creating the space for leaders to commune, learn, grow and share best noetic practices. This feels like the beginning…a place where leaders can focus on creating common ground by setting aside problem solving for a moment.”

Your Facilitators

Claire Lachance, IONS CEO

Claire Lachance serves as the CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, leading a team of world-renowned scientists and experiential program professionals located at the IONS EarthRise campus in Northern California.

Prior to joining IONS in 2016, Claire was founder and president of Inspiration Quest, Inc. where she led the delivery of comprehensive management consulting services to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, foundations, public agencies, and social entrepreneurs. Earlier in her career, Claire held executive positions at Pacific Bell and MetLife. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA magna cum laude in Economics from Tufts University.

Claire Lachance

Alan Briskin, PhD

Alan Briskin, PhD, is an award-winning author, artist, and pioneer in the field of organizational learning. He is a consultant and an executive coach helping leaders apply practical wisdom to complex issues of organizational change and transition. His retainer relationships have ranged from five to twenty-five years and included organizations as diverse as the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Goi Peace Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, and the One Humanity Institute. He has co-led retreats with Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Reverend Lauren Artress, and Angeles Arrien. His workshops and keynotes have sought to join wisdom traditions with their applicability to daily life. He has written or co-authored The Power of Collective Wisdom, Daily Miracles, Bringing Your Soul to Work, and The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace. The Power of Collective Wisdom was the Nautilus Silver award winner in the category of Conscious Business and Leadership. Daily Miracles earned the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year award in the domain of Public Interest and Creative Works. He was also a contributor to The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the 21st Century.

Alan Briskin

Workshop Format

Three live 2-hour Online Sessions Using Zoom Video Conferencing

Sessions will feature foundational course material, video supplements, conversations with special guests, practical tools and resources to deepen and enhance the noetic experience, and breakout groups to support meaningful dialogue.

Bonus Tools to Support Your Journey

  • Noetic Leadership Initiative Video Collection: Two months’ access to our ConnectIONS Live interviews with leaders who share their personal practices as they seek to create solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
  • Interactive Exploration Guide:  Designed to help you to deepen your inquiry and reveal how you embody the principles of Noetic Leadership, this self-directed tool can be used during the workshop and in the coming weeks and months.


All sessions will be conducted at

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time

September 15 – Wednesday

(Please note that Session 1 will take place on Wednesday as the Yom Kippur holiday is on Thursday)

September 23 – Thursday

September 30 – Thursday

These live sessions will be recorded for workshop registrants who cannot attend the session or wish to view them at a later date.



System Requirements

Join the live sessions from anywhere in the world via Zoom.

  • Use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to access online sessions
  • You’ll need internet access with broadband wired or 3G or 4G/LTE wireless

Participate in the IONS Discovery Lab

Further Our Collective Understanding of Transformation!

As a participant in this workshop you will have the unique opportunity to participate in the IONS Discovery Lab, the largest study ever conducted on how transformative practices and experiences influence  well-being and extended human capacities.

This pioneering study, consisting of online surveys taken prior to and following completion of your workshop, offers you a chance to help answer some of the most important research questions on the frontiers of consciousness.

Participation in this research is voluntary, and not required as part of online workshop enrollment. Individual results will not be released — your participation will help accelerate humanity’s potential for transformation.

Join this Crucial Conversation

Whether you’re the head of a multinational corporation, a community non-profit, or a group with shared values and concerns, we invite you to participate in this unique opportunity and gain new skills and perspectives to enhance your career and your life’s journey. Register today!

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