Mindfulness and Leadership: A Program for Managers (P245)

Fundamental Practices to Be a More Effective Leader

This course will be scheduled in early 2024. We will add dates to the website as soon as they become available. For more information please contact us at opentraining@pmctraining.com or call 613-234-2020, ext. 18.

The practice of mindfulness – centering your attention through the breath to be present and aware – has been around for thousands of years. A growing body of research is demonstrating it can have a powerful impact on how people think, feel, act, relate, perform and collaborate at work. The basic benefit of mindfulness is the ability for one to acknowledge and move away from emotion to reason and logic.

Today, many organizations are investing in mindfulness training programs for managers and leaders to help regulate emotion to improve decision-making abilities, with an added benefit of better health and wellness.

This workshop, facilitated by a long-term workplace mindfulness practitioner, will include two meditation practice sessions. Put into context through the five virtues of great leaders, you will learn how to practically apply mindfulness to the meetings you lead, the decisions you make and the ways you inspire your team. The program is designed to provide the foundation for creating lasting personal change towards being a present and authentic leader.

This is a one-day workshop in Ottawa.

Note: check out our Finding Balance Through Mindfulness course for anyone who wants to improve their self-awareness and find new ways of dealing with a challenging workplace environment.

Space is still available for all course dates listed, unless otherwise noted.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Learn the art of meditation starting with a focus on the breath, the science behind it and how to apply it to daily life as a manager and a leader
  • Learn to manage emotion and move towards reason and logic to think rationally and make better decisions
  • Realize the difference between managing and leading
  • Learn the five virtues of a great leader and how being mindful helps to walk the talk
  • Learn about situational leadership and how being mindful enables one to be flexible and strategic seeing the whole picture
  • Learn coping strategies, methods, tools, and practice how to deal with a variety of difficult situations

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Workshop Topics

  • Mindfulness Practice – Secular Meditation – tools and methods
  • The 5 timeless virtues of great leaders – the Level 5 leader
  • The Flexible Leadership Model – what kind of a leader are you? How an effective leader has to be flexible and lead based on the situation
  • Critical Thinking and Leadership – learning to park the emotion through mindfulness and to think logically and rationally
  • Communications and the Four Questions for Clarity

Who Should Attend This Course?

Supervisors, managers and leaders who want to improve their self-awareness, decision-making abilities, and increase personal resiliency.

Does This Course Address Your Competency Development Needs?

This training workshop addresses:

• Achievement/Results Oriented
• Adaptability/Flexibility
• Analytical Thinking
• Communication
• Conflict Resolution
• Creative Thinking
• Dealing With Difficult Situations
• Decision Making/Decisiveness
• Emotional Intelligence
• Engagement & Motivation
• Impact/Influence
• Interpersonal Relations
• Leadership
• Self Confidence/Self Esteem
• Strategic Thinking
• Values and Ethics
• Working with Others