Fall 2016 Mindfulness Courses

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFUL LEADERSHIP: 6-Week Course

Thursdays, September 15-October 20, 2016 | 5:30-7:30pm Edgewood College, Washburn Heritage Room

Priority Registration by September 1

Course Description: Learn how mindfulness concepts and practices can help us cultivate our natural abilities to lead with excellence. This course provides a deep exploration of mindfulness practices aimed at cultivating our awareness, focus, authenticity and compassion – qualities that enhance our ability as leaders to create safe and trusting environments. Participants will explore how to apply these qualities to enhance their professional and personal lives, including creating more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments.

Course participants will learn:

  • How some of the world’s most successful companies are implementing mindfulness practices for their employees.
  • How to apply mindfulness practices that help strengthen relationships at work and outside of work.
  • How to apply mindful practices that can decrease stress, increase focus, and support well-being at work and at home.
  • How to apply mindfulness practices that enhance diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace.
  • Participants can earn continuing education and graduate credit for this course.
  • Participants in the 6-week course may also elect to register for 1 graduate credit for an additional cost of $175. Taking the course for credit is optional.  Application information for the credit will be available at the first course session. If you want information about the credit option before, please contact Ken atksyke@edgewood.edu

Cost: $350 (Current students or graduates of the Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program or Members of Sustain Dane’s Sustainable Business Network: $300) Fee includes materials and snacks.

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MINDFUL LEADERSHIP: Growing and Transforming through Conflict and Change (4-Week Course)

Thursdays, October 27 – November 17, 2016 | 5:30-7:30pm Edgewood College, Washburn Heritage Room

Priority Registration by October 13

Course Description:  Mindfulness can be transformative in our lives and work as leaders especially as we navigate the difficult challenges that can arise with conflict and change in the context of work. In this course, participants will delve deeply into the concepts and practices of mindfulness as they apply to working with conflict and change processes, toward creating opportunities for leadership growth and transformation.

Course participants will learn:

  • Identify and describe different styles of conflict and stress management and ways this may affect you work,relationships,and organization.
  • Describe ways in which youcurrentlydeal with conflict and changethatsupport or detract from your leadership effectiveness, values, and principles.
  • Identify, describe, and apply skills that support and increase leadership effectiveness in the context of increased stress and conflict
  • Participants in the 4-week course may also elect to register for 1 graduate credit for an additional cost of $175. Taking the course for credit is optional.  Application information for the credit will be available at the first course session. If you want information about the credit option before, please contact Ken atksyke@edgewood.edu

Cost: $250 (Current students or graduates of the Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program or Members of Sustain Dane’s Sustainable Business Network: $225)  Fee includes materials and snacks.

Course Prerequisites: Completed the Mindful Leadership Course: Essential Skills for Leading in a Complex World or have basic knowledge of mindfulness concepts and practices; Have previous experience with practicing mindfulness/meditation.

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