Courses and Trainings

 

Introduction to Mindful Leadership: 6-Week Class. Hosted by the Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership Program. 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.

Dates: Thursdays, September 27, 2018 – November 1, 2018, 6pm-8:30pm
Location: Room TBA; Edgewood College, Monroe St. Campus
Costs$525 (materials and light snacks included) Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 1 week prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.
Optional graduate creditThis course is eligible for 3 graduate credits at an additional cost of $180 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.

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Mindfulness at Work: Advanced Applications
Instructor: Lisa Baker, Ph.D.
Course Description:  In this course we explore more deeply the application of mindfulness practices to challenges, such as conflict and change processes, as well as for strategizing and prototyping ways to infuse mindfulness into teams and organizations. Together, we will practice, learn about and apply advanced mindfulness practices, and related leadership and organization change frameworks (e.g., Theory U, Appreciative Inquiry, Process Work). There will also be a “hands-on”/applied component to this course where participants will create individualized action goals and strategies, and share the learning experiences during the course.

Dates: Spring 2019 (Dates/Times TBD)
Location: Room TBA; Edgewood College, Monroe St. Campus
Costs$525 (materials and light snacks included) Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 1 week prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.


Optional graduate creditThis course is eligible for 3 graduate credits at an additional cost of $180 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.

ywca logoYWCA Racial Justice Summit 2017

MINDFULNESS FOR AN INCLUSIVE, JUST AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD

(2 part Break-out session on Oct. 3, 2017)

Description: Transformative impact and practices in racial justice work involve deep listening and authentically connecting with, caring for, and tuning into ourselves and others. The work necessitates this mindful attentiveness while in the midst of myriad complex and, at times, intense emotions, beliefs, and interactions. For those leading these efforts and seeking to influence and affect positive and sustained change, these qualities and skills are particularly essential. Mindfulness practices are one tool to support this transformational work, helping us stay compassionately engaged and present, while avoiding the mirroring of hate and vitriol of those we may oppose. In this workshop, participants will learn about and experience ways to create spaces and cultivate practices for transformation and healing through: 1) learning first-hand about the collaboration, co-creation, and love involved in the planning and implementation of the Summit on Mindfulness for an Inclusive, Just, and Sustainable World (Edgewood College, March 31, 2017); 2) experiencing and dialoguing about relevant mindfulness practices and related frameworks; and 3) working together in small groups or teams to explore and begin to design ways to integrate mindfulness into engagement in dialogue, collaboration, and co-creation in racial justice work.

Presenters: Lisa Baker, Carmen Alonso, Annette Miller, Nola Walker, and Stephan Hiroshi Gilchrist

YWCA Racial Justice Summit 2017 POST-SUMMIT INSTITUTE

MINDFULNESS INSTITUTE FOR A JUST AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD

Description: The Mindfulness Institute for a Just and Sustainable World offers a unique opportunity to engage in and experience practices that support the work of Being Belonging (Sonali Sangeeta Balajee, Plenary). Following the YWCA Racial Justice Summit, experienced mindfulness teachers and facilitators from the Summit on Mindfulness for an Inclusive, Just, and Sustainable World (Edgewood College, March 2017) are co-creating a space and offering practices that encourage grounding presence, as well as deepened reflection, awareness, and authentic connection. By the end of the Mindfulness Institute, participants will come away with both an embodied experience of relevant mindfulness practices, especially in the context of the Being Belonging frame, as well as will have some practices and concrete actions in which they can engage toward supporting individual and collective wellbeing and belonging.

Presenters: Lisa Baker, Nola Walker, Araceli Esparza, Carmen Alonso, and Jasmine Timmons

Audience: Open to All

Recent Mindfulness Programming…

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MINDFUL LEADERSHIP — AM7 & PM3

Lisa Baker, Community Faculty, Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program at Edgewood College 

Mindful leadership concepts and applied skills and practices have emerged as a way to support leaders’ well-being, sustainability, and effectiveness in their work and personal lives. This training is an introduction to the application of mindful leadership, especially for leaders who seek to create and support sustainable and thriving organizations that aim to increase and embody diversity, inclusivity, and equity. (May 23, 2017, Madison, WI)

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Mindful Leadership Workshop: Essentials for Leading in a Complex World, Hosted by the Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership Program, Edgewood College, Madison WI, (Next Session in Fall 2017. Date TBD). This 2-hour training is an introduction to the application of mindful leadership, especially for leaders who seek to create and support sustainable and thriving organizations that aim to increase and embody diversity, inclusivity, and equity.

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Introduction to Mindful Leadership: 6-Week Class, Hosted by the Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership Program, Edgewood College, Madison, WI (Mondays, April 10 – May 15, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm). 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.

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Summit on Mindfulness for an Inclusive, Just, Sustainable World

“Mindfulness must be engaged.  Once there is seeing, there must be acting.  Otherwise, what is the use of seeing?”

-Thich Nhat Hahn

Hosted by the Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership Program, Edgewood College, Madison WI, (Next Summit in Spring 2018. Date TBD).