Instructor: Khalid Latif
Date: Friday, October 23, 3:00 – 8:00 pm | Saturday, October 24, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Format: This two-day intensive course will be held online, through synchronous sessions. Registrants are expected to attend full-time, for both days.
Burnout is an unfortunate reality that many leaders experience today. The physical, mental, emotional and spiritual exhaustion that is experienced daily by so many is made further burdensome by an absence of knowing how to really take care of one’s self. This course will focus on fundamental aspects of self-care, how to build substantive outlets for self-care, and the relationship between knowing one’s values and knowing how to take care of one’s self. The two fundamental questions that the course will be built upon are “What are your values?” and “How do you take care of your heart?”
Imam Khalid Latif is the University Chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU. Imam Latif has not only managed to solidify the basis of a strong Muslim community at NYU that seeks to emphasize inclusiveness and understanding of others without compromise, but has also worked tirelessly to foster dialogue with people of other faiths in order to clarify misconceptions and encourage mutual education. Through his work Imam Latif has begun to carve out a much-needed space for young American Muslims to celebrate their unique identity and have their voices heard in the larger public sphere. He has also partnered in multiple business ventures started to help generate revenue to assist people in need. Imam Latif received an Honorary Doctorate of Theology from Washington & Jefferson College (2016), the MLK Humanitarian Award from NYU (2017), and most recently a Faith & Social Justice Movement Honoree by Sojourners (2019.)
Imam Latif has been recognized for his work by the United Nations Temple of Understanding (2010), New York Public Library (2011), Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talaal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (2009 & 2010), Auburn Seminary (2011), and the Christian Science Monitor. He has received a Hollister Award for his outstanding work in the Multi-faith World (2012), a Brass Crescent Award for Best Writer for his award-winning “Ramadan Reflection” series for the Huffington Post (2012 & 2013), and a “New NY Abolitionist” for his work around trafficking and forced marriage (2015).