Past Events

Richard frequently speaks at events both locally and internationally and he would love to see you at an upcoming event. If you have an upcoming event and would like to see if Richard is available to speak, please visit the contact section of our website and let us know the date and location of your event.

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Notre Dame Heart’s Desire & Social Change Podcast Episodes

“Finding meaning and mission in a restless world”

How does one find meaning and a mission in our restless world?
How can we make decisions that help ourselves and others?
How do we find the path that leads us to discover the deepest desires of our hearts and aspirations to make the world a better place?

Based on the popular course, “The Heart’s Desire & Social Change,” we will explore these issues and the three-stage cycle of human development: self-awareness, self-development, and ultimately self-gift. Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C., ’86 vice president and associate provost, associate professor of theology and global affairs, will host this series and will be joined in conversation with Richard Leider, a bestselling author and practitioner on purposeful living and working, as well as a public fellow in Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study.  Read the press release here.

Live events held on Wednesdays at 2:30pm ET.  Click HERE to register.

April 14: The Heart’s Desire & Educational Access
Sara Martinez Tucker, University of Notre Dame Board of Fellows

April 21: The Heart’s Desire & Being on the Margins
Lou Nanni, Vice President for University Relations, University of Notre Dame

April 28: The Heart’s Desire & Listening for Vocation
Parker Palmer, founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage and Renewal

The Power of Purposeful Aging

Richard will be the guest speaker at the Del Mar Community Connections virtual event on April 6 from 3-4:30pm PT.

Del Mar Community Connections is a volunteer-driven organization providing programs and services that help our maturing residents live safely, vibrantly, and independently in the homes they love. Offering transportation and housing solutions, as well as cultural and social activities, DMCC is committed to support the Del Mar senior population.

Visit the DMCC calendar to learn more and to sign up.

Modern Elder Academy Workshop

Richard will co-lead the upcoming workshop titled “The Purpose of Purpose: Reimagining the Good Life” with Chip Conley, Founder of MEA.  This Mastery Week workshop is for anyone alive who will one day grow old.

Workshop date  is March 8-13, 2021.

Click HERE to learn more about the workshop and to register.

Repacking Your Bags for a PurposeFULL Year

Join Voyageur Outward Bound School for a session with Richard Leider; author, professional coach, and expert on living with purpose.

Start 2021 with a great community, supporting each other to create a purposeFULL year.

Click HERE to register and learn more about VOBS.

Prouty Project Jammin’ Session

Richard will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Jammin’ session on February 2nd on the topic “Is Purpose Spiritual?”

These interactive sessions are open to the public and held online the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30-9am via Zoom.

A $20 donation is required (all proceeds will be donated to The Prouty Project Stretch Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation).

2 steps required to register:

– RSVP via this link
– DONATE to the Stretch Fund via this link

Your donation and RSVP will secure your spot!

 

Omega Blue Spirit Workshop

Richard will be teaching at Blue Spirit the week of January 9-16, 2021. Click HERE to read about the workshop.

Come to experience a unique holistic, integrated approach to living your best life. Top teachers in their fields help you explore all facets involved in achieving your fullest health potential while living with purpose, peace, and passion. Discover the full spectrum of proven practices to transform your inner and outer well-being in fun and effective ways that you can continue at home.

Led by experts in longevity, nutrition, wellness, life coaching, meditation and mindfulness, yoga, qigong, Pilates, and more, you explore the process of discovering your greater health potential. Each day offers programs that build on each other to illuminate a path toward greater well-being and teach you how to live your optimal life.

Directly experience the changes you want to see in your life. Return home with clear strategies for greater longevity and well-being in your life.

Notre Dame Inspiring Conversations Series

The Inspired Leadership Initiative and the Notre Dame Alumni Association have partnered to launch Inspiring Conversations, a new discussion series that will invite leaders from a broad spectrum of disciplines addressing their approach to leading people in this ever-changing world. Inspiring Conversations will welcome thoughtful, engaged, and passionate people to address the challenges they and their organizations face in healthcare, food production, retail, ministry, athletics, academia, and publishing. Each has a unique message to help us all as we navigate through these unique times and future challenges.

Many incredible speakers will be featured every Tuesday, and Richard will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, December 1.

Click HERE to view the speaker scheduled and to register to attend.

Revolutionize Your Retirement Webinar

The science of purpose shows that having a WHY to exist, whatever the level of adversity we face, is universal and fundamental to both surviving and thriving. Purpose is NOT a trend nor a luxury, today. In fact, it is FUNDAMENTAL to our health, healing, happiness, community, and, even, longevity! What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning?

These days the answer to that question might seem more difficult than ever to answer.

Join Richard and host Dr. Dorian Mintzer for this webinar by registering at this link.

Webinar: Purpose in Times of Uncertainity

Today’s pandemic disruption has upended everything in our daily routine.

These uncertain times are revealing new realities for every one of us. Now more than ever, it’s critical that we are able to answer the question:What does my purpose look like? How can i stay true to my core during times of uncertainty? How can I strengthen my inner capacities to become even more purposeful?

Join Senior fellow, Richard Leider, as he shares three invaluable life lessons learned that you can apply immediately to live and lead with purpose.

Date:  April 29, 2020
Time: 12 Noon to 1:00pm central

Click HERE to watch the recorded webinar.

Webinar: 3 Ways to Find and Lead with Purpose in Times of Uncertainty


Today’s pandemic disruption has upended everything in our daily routine. These uncertain times are revealing new realities for every one of us—both personally and professionally.

Join Linkage and Richard Leider on Thursday, April 16 at 1pm CT for this free webinar.

Click HERE to register

Omega Blue Spirit 2020

Richard will be teaching at Blue Spirit the week of January 11-18, 2020. Click HERE to read more and to register.

Optimal Well-Being Week
The Evolving Journey to a Healthy Life With Purpose & Passion

Come to experience a unique holistic, integrated approach to living your best life. Top teachers in their fields help you explore all facets involved in achieving your fullest health potential while living with purpose, peace, and passion. Discover the full spectrum of proven practices to transform your inner and outer well-being in fun and effective ways that you can continue at home.

Led by experts in longevity, nutrition, wellness, life coaching, meditation and mindfulness, yoga, qigong, Pilates, and more, you explore the process of discovering your greater health potential. Each day offers programs that build on each other to illuminate a path toward greater well-being and teach you how to live your optimal life.

Directly experience the changes you want to see in your life. Return home with clear strategies for greater longevity and well-being in your life.

Rancho La Puerta Workshop 2019

Course Description:

HOW TO UNLOCK YOUR PURPOSE

We all want to find our purpose, eventually—that thing that gives us deep meaning and makes us feel that our life, indeed, matters. Richard defines purpose as “our reason for getting up in the morning.” That dimension within us that tells us who we are, where we came from, and where we’re going. Purpose fills us with passion, drive and direction.

When all else seems unsettled, uncertain, or impermanent, purpose gives us the will not just to live, but to live long and well. Purpose is not just for a gifted few, but something each one of us possesses and can uncover. Goals are different than purpose. Goals without purpose are often meaningless. Over three decades, Richard’s extraordinary exploration of the power of purpose has taken him all over the world—and his research about the importance of purpose has shed light for millions.

Click HERE to learn more about the Ranch and it’s program offerings.