New Masters in Resilient Leadership Program

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Our new Masters in Resilient Leadership program in the Environmental Studies Department at Naropa University has received kudos from colleagues, friends and alumni from round the US and the world.

Learn more about our new Resilient Leadership Master of Arts here.

Colleagues in Bhutan have been particularly enthusiastic because they live in a country that places care for the planet front and center. Being committed to Carbon Neutrality, measuring development with their guidelines for Gross National Happiness and practicing proactive land conservation such as their commitments to:

  • Maintain at least 60% of the land area under forest cover,
  • Designate more than 40% of its territory as national parks, reserves and other protected areas,
  • & Commitment to further 9% of land area as biodiversity corridors linking the protected areas,

they know what it takes to be resilient in the face of global challenges and lead towards a just and sustainable world. As part of Naropa’s longterm collaborative relationship with Bhutan, Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Anne Z. Parker will be leading this spring 2017 semester abroad program for Naropa University with the Royal University of Bhutan. Our close collaborations with Bhutan came out of their respect for Naropa’s educational aspirations that mirror their own.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.