October 1 – 4, 2023
J.W. Marriott Marco Island
Marco Island, FL
ICA is excited to welcome each of you to the 2023 ICA Annual Education Conference at the JW Marco Island Resort.
Join us for three days of education and networking.
Cancellations requested in writing by August 31 will receive a refund minus $100 cancellation fee. Following this date, fee can be transferred to another employee.
ICA does NOT have a special rate at these hotels.
Mindfulness, Resilience, Mental Health Expert, Author, and Former Monk
Mindful Leadership Expert, motivational keynote speaker and author, and former urban monk, Pandit Dasa inspires organizations to create a mindful workplace culture by encouraging them to lead by example, appreciate the contributions of their colleagues, communicate mindfully and manage one’s emotions. He helps organizations develop workplace happiness, employee engagement and retention.
Pandit’s parents migrated to the U.S. from India in 1980 with very little money. He was just a little child and one of the first things his parents did to earn an income was to set up a small shop on the boardwalk on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, where he began to experience American culture for the first time.
In his book, Urban Monk, Dasa explains that he didn’t just wake up one day thinking to live in a monastery without money and minimal possessions.
After a lot of soul-searching, he decided to take a break from everything he could to figure out what he really wanted to do. He bought a ticket for India and decided to spend the month living in a monastery. But he fell in love with the lifestyle of living simply and decided to spend the next six months in India.
After his Indian visa expired, he returned to New York and realized that I wasn’t ready to live life with a 9-to-5 job, so he ended up spending 15 years in a monastery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Having learned so much from the monkhood, he began sharing that wisdom with college students around the country. Now, in his post-monk life, he has been sharing messages of resilience, leadership, stress management, and work-life balance with people around the globe.
Pandit is the author of two books, Urban Monk and Closing the Apps: How to Be Mindful at Work and at Home. For more information, click here.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Keynote Speaker and Hotel Wristbands
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Conference Tote Bag
Health & Wellness
Diligence International Group, LLC
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