Session 1: Kit Miller
Nurturing Ourselves as Leaders for the Long Haul: A Candid Dialogue. In this workshop, participants will engage with presenters around four existential questions related to inner and outer leadership.
Participants will have the opportunity to dialogue in pairs and small groups, sharing their experiences and coming away with deeper insight into their ongoing development as emerging leaders.
Kit Miller is our remarkable Director Emeritus who served in this role from 2009 until 2021. The work and reach of the Institute expanded greatly under her transformative stewardship and we’re delighted that after a sabbatical in the Summer of 2021, she returned to support our work part-time. Prior to coming to the Institute, she worked as director/celebrator of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication in Oakland, California. Kit has been learning about nonviolence and organizing on its behalf for the past 28 years. She draws on Gandhian and Kingian nonviolence, as well as Nonviolent Communication and permaculture, for direction and daily practice.
Kit sees herself as an educator/practitioner hybrid. In addition to using the Institute itself as a learning laboratory for principled nonviolence, she teaches and works on community projects related to restorative justice, sustainability, and anti-racism in Rochester, and elsewhere. Kit has taught hundreds of groups world-wide and has spoken at the United Nations several times in recent years about nonviolence with youth in the 21st century. Kit has an MA in Social Innovation and Sustainability from Goddard College and a BS from Cornell University.