Michael Chender

Michael Chender has had a dual career as a business and social entrepreneur, and also has been a long-time student and teacher of meditation in the Buddhist tradition. He was the founder in 1999 and initial chair of ALIA (Authentic Leadership in Action), an innovative series of programs in Nova Scotia and Europe bringing together training in organizational and social change methodologies, mindfulness and arts-based awareness. He also founded, in 1980, and ran for 32 years the leading provider of information to the worldwide mineral exploration industry.  He is on the board of Engage Nova Scotia, Springtide, and the Foundation for a Mindful Society, and continues to learn about working with complex challenges by walking with his feet in seemingly different worlds.