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Deconstructing Unconscious Bias Using Neuroscience & Mindfulness

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Due Quach at the 2018 Mindful Leadership Summit. 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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How do you get an athlete like Michael Jordan to Meditate?

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George Mumford demonstrates the role of mindfulness in sports and for performance driven athletes at @Work 2019. He explains the process of how he guided the top professional athletes and teams to utilize mindfulness to achieve flow states and optimal performance. He coached players on shifting their mindset to be warriors with compassion and to become motivated by their inner self, rather than external competition. He teaches teams how to play together, using the One Breath-One Mind techni…

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Case Study: Mindfulness@ EnPro - A Mindful, Publicly Traded, Manufacturing Company

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Marvin Riley & Dr. Susan Sweeney at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit. EnPro Industries is a publicly-traded company that embodies a dual bottom line philosophy with its 6000+ employees. Learn how EnPro is using mindfulness throughout its global operations to increase mental, emotional and physical agility in order to create shareholder value and an amazing place to work

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Launching, Measuring, and Sustaining Mindfulness Solutions in Organizations

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Rich Fernandez, Ph.D. speaks at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit. Focus on how to effectively deliver and sustain mindfulness solutions in sector-diverse organizations, including businesses, government agencies, educational, healthcare and non-profit institutions. Hear about how to present the business case, scientific foundations and best practices for mindfulness solutions in organizations. And discover the ways to measure and sustain mindfulness practic…

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How Can Mindfulness Workplace Programs Avoid Legal & Ethical Challenges?

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Speaker - Candy Brown

Dr. Candy Gunther Brown at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit. Learn what the most common objections to public-school yoga, mindfulness, and other meditation programs—and recommend best practices to relieve concerns are from an expert witness in four legal disputes. This talk will help program leaders to understand the perspectives of Christian protesters; criticisms of scientific research designs; and charges of cultural appropriation and cultural imperiali…

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Leading with Mindfulness, Selflessness, and Compassion

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Speaker - Jacqueline Carter

Jacqueline Carter provides an overview of current leadership challenges and presents research findings for successful leadership practices in the 21st century. To address leadership challenges, Carter shares how mindfulness is an effective tool to manage attention for leaders. She discusses how research demonstrated most leaders feel ‘unmindful’ and their minds are cluttered, therefore resulting in tasks being incomplete. Carter provides three keys to leader…

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Leading from Compassion

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Speaker - Roshi Joan

Roshi Joan Halifax at the Mindful Leadership Summit in 2015. In an attentionally-challenged world, this presentation explores a radical approach to leadership, one based in a model of compassion that is both visionary and practical.

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Advanced Meditation Practice: From Focused Awareness to Natural Awareness

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Diana Winston at @Work 2019 presents the ways in which individuals can expand their current Mindfulness or Meditation practice. She uses a tool called the “The Spectrum of Awareness.” It identifies four categorizes which utilize varying awareness techniques. Diana guides listeners through the four different types of awareness practices. These practices are not about becoming an expert, but about exploring the field of awareness and exercising new techniques in order to play with and diversi…

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How to Grow Our Inner Capacity to Face Racial Ignorance and Relieve Distress

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Speaker - Ruth King

Ruth King discusses how to use mindfulness in the work of addressing issues of race and racism at Mindfulness @Work 2018. Her passion is to bring social equality to the world and to bring mindfulness to racial distress, to invite a deeper conversation beyond conditioning. By going beyond habitual triggers and tension to race and racism, mindfulness allows access to deeper respect for acknowledging interdependence and recognizes connectedness with one…

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The Way of the Healthy Deviant Leader

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Master the renegade act of Healthy Deviance to be energized, radiant, and resilient in a culture where most people are burnt out and just getting by. Dive deeper into the 3 nonconformist competencies: amplified awareness, preemptive repair, and continuous growth & learning.

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