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Case Study: Mindfulness@ The U.S. Senate

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Watch Kristin Welsh-Simpson at the Mindful Leadership Summit 2019. This talk will highlight the whys, hows and current status of a nationwide mindfulness program launched at the Senate two years ago. You will learn about delivering a product that is not being asked for, sustaining a program in a resistant environment, and laying the foundation for culture change.

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Mindful Leadership: Finding the Space to Lead with Inspiration

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Much of today’s lifestyle leaves us feeling overloaded and disconnected, so prioritizing time to form and cultivate connections falls by the wayside. Is that just the way life is today? Or can we nurture a workforce to feel engaged, and, yes, even inspired? Join Janice Marturano as she discusses this.

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3 Common Mistakes Launching Mindfulness at Work & How to Avoid Them

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Wendy Quan and Mo Edjlali at the 2019 Mindfulness@Work Summit.

The mindfulness initiatives in organizations are met with both excitement and resistance to creating programs in the workplace. There are three ways program facilitators can overcome the three biggest challenges to implementing mindfulness at work. These approaches can include formal and informal strategies to initiate programs. To build momentum and keep an audience engaged includes introducing various mindfulness techniques....

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Law & Ethics Concerning Religion in Workplace Mindfulness Programs

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Professor Brown discusses why it is important for individuals to consider the legal and ethical implications of Mindfulness Programs in the workplace and in schools. First, she tackles the question, is mindfulness is a religion? And then, what is religion? Brown believes that programs in the workplace or in schools should be both opt-in and transparent about Buddhist roots. Additionally, she explains the rights of employees with regard to a report from the Equal Employment Opportunity...

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Where Mindfulness and Compassion Make a Difference

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Sharon and Tim discuss ways that integrating more mindfulness and compassion into our society could benefit us all. They look at what’s currently going on with mindfulness at the federal government level, and they share their vision for what’s possible

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Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices...

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Debate at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit

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Candy Gunther Brown, PhD, Rich Fernandez, PhD, David Forbes, PhD, and Barnaby Spring debate the state of mindfulness in 2019. From the rise of McMindfulness to the question of what should be allowed in schools, they covered it all in 45 minutes.


Who do you agree with? Leave your thoughts and comments below.  

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Lesson Learned in Over a Decade of Mindfulness@SIYLI

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Richard provides an overview of the milestones over the last decade of Search Inside Yourself, and his tenure at Google and Ebay. He explains the best practices of mindfulness and how to create mindfulness programs inside organizations. As mindfulness becomes trending, he reminds mindfulness is not just a productivity tool, however, it is a way to change how organizations operate, increase resiliency and emotional intelligence, to improve the way people work together, to impact society.

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Becoming a Mindful Leader

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The ongoing problems in business leadership have underscored the need for a new kind of leader in the twenty-first century: the Mindful Leader. Author Bill George, a Harvard Business School professor and the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, will explore why mindfulness is essential to your performance as a leader, why organizations are focusing on developing authentic leadership, and how you can become a more mindful leader.

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Bill George is a Senior...

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Deconstructing Unconscious Bias Using Neuroscience & Mindfulness

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See how neural mechanisms underlie unconscious bias and learn how to provide a framework for mindful and compassionate observation. Discover how to deconstruct your biases, and how to activate neural pathways that enable you to more effectively engage with people whose perspectives may be very different from your own.

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Due ("Zway"), author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy, is the founder and...

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How to Motivate Yourself with Kindness

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In this session, Dr. Kristin Neff illustrates the importance of self-compassion, from the individual, to business context, to use with military veterans. She explains the difference between motivation by self-compassion and self-esteem. Self-compassion is a caring, open, and learning stance towards oneself with a mindset of growth and resilience. There are several components of self-compassion and Dr. Neff provides research to debunk popular myths about self-compassion. Self-compassion can...

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