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We're launching the new standard in Mindfulness Facilitation
Customized to address the unique challenges you face bringing Mindfulness into the workplace.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - 2019 COHORT IS AT CAPACITY

Everything you need to successfully facilitate Mindfulness workplace programs in one complete, proven system.

  • Feel confident and qualified to facilitate Mindfulness in the workplace

  • Avoid mistakes and mitigate legal, ethical and mental health-related risks

  • Get buy-in from key stake holders, scale and increase engagement

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We've created The Mindful Leader Facilitator Certification
To help you master the art and science of Mindfulness facilitation so you can share the benefits of Mindfulness with your organization.

  • Proven Facilitation Methodology
  • Best practices from industry-leading organizations
  • Science and evidence-based Mindful approach
  • Co-created by veteran certified Organizational Change & HR manager
  • Structured online eCourse
  • Valuable toolkit
  • Learning Community
  • Optional 1-on-1 Coaching 
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Resources/Tool Kit

  • Meditation scripts
  • Meditation recordings
  • Sample communication templates
  • Sample session outlines
  • Full access to Mindful Leader's 2018 and 2019 Mindfulness@Work Summit Sessions

Expert Instruction 

  • Our lead instructor is a veteran certified organizational change and HR manager with deep business and workplace expertise
  • The program is based on a proven methodology that has been developed over the last 6 years and incorporated feedback from over 214 participants
  • The bonus resources include sessions from Mindfulness experts and leading organizations
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Community

  • Every other week attend live instructor-led online interactive sessions 
  • On alternative weeks, practice, practice, practice with your peer cohort
  • Find answers to your toughest questions on our online forums
  • Connect and be supported by professional peers

Simple and Powerful Learning Platform

Easy to use, thoughtfully structured course  with automatic progress tracking. 

Step by step instructions and clear expectations for tasks and course materials. 

Access course content, lesson video and audio from your laptop, tablet or mobile device.

Live Instructor Video Sessions
Every other Monday night 8PM - 9PM ET, starting September 9th 
Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 25 (sessions will recorded for those who can't attend)

 

Peer Cohort Practice Sessions
On the alternative weeks, meet with your assigned cohort group at a time you all select.

 

Curriculum at a Glance

WEEKS 1 & 2 - Getting Started

  • Role of the Facilitator 
  • How to Define Meditation & Mindfulness
  • How to Build a Business Case

WEEKS 3 & 4 - Implementation & Building-Engagement

  • Launching a Program
  • Increase Enrollment & Engagement
  • Scaling the Program Up & Wide

WEEKS 5 & 6 - Logistics, Planning, Toolkit

  • Avoiding Mistakes
  • Evaluating and Reporting the Benefits
  • Handling Adverse Reactions and Controversy

WEEKS 7 & 8 - Certification Portfolio Requirements

  • Starting your Certification Portfolio

WEEKS 9 & 10 - Practice, Practice & Record

  • Feedback & Constructive Criticism
  • Recording Submissions

WEEKS 11 & 12 - Certification and Next Steps

  • Getting Certified
  • Where do you go from here?

Meet Your Instructor
Wendy Quan

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Wendy is the co-creator and program instructor for the Mindfulness Facilitator Certification. She is a pioneer in teaching mindfulness meditation in the workplace. As a veteran certified organizational change and HR manager for a major health insurance company, Wendy started a successful in-house Mindfulness program in 2011. Since then, she has shared her expertise and has trained over 214 facilitators worldwide.

Plus as a FREE BONUS we will include the 2018 & 2019 Mindfulness@Work Summit packages with Leading Experts including:

Who Should Enroll? 

    •  HR & Wellness Professionals  •  Coaches  •  Consultants  •  Mindfulness Teachers  •  Yoga Teachers  •  Leaders  •  Entrepreneurs  •  Internal Champions of Mindfulness  •

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - 2019 COHORT IS AT CAPACITY 

Pricing Options

There are three different pricing options:

  • Training ONLY - No Certification
    3 monthly payments of $425 (total $1275)
  • Training & Certification
    3 monthly payments of $720 (total $2160)
  • Training & Certification + Coaching
    3 monthly payments of $940 (total $2820)

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much time is required to complete the course?

We estimate 15 hours to complete the core training and 15 hours to complete the certification process. 

How does the Facilitator Training course compare to meditation teacher programs?

This course is a complement or an alternative to meditation teacher training programs and is not a competitor of such programs. As such, this makes the world of mindfulness meditation facilitation more accessible for experienced meditators without the large time and financial investment in meditation teacher training programs. 

The Facilitator Training course with toolkit focuses on: 

  • The logistics and best practices of quickly starting up and sustaining an engaging workplace or community program
  • Teaching you the skills of how to expertly lead live, guided meditations 
  • Ensuring you know the key essentials to teach your participants
  • Equipping you with a quick-start toolkit of recordings and templates

Does workplace mindfulness need to be implemented as a ‘top down’ program?

Interestingly, some of the most successful programs are not started as a formal ‘human resources’ or ‘health & wellness’ program and are started by anyone who is passionate about helping others and up to being a catalyst to get a program started. 

Every organization is unique, and it is always a good idea, at a minimum, to obtain an ‘OK’ from whatever group may be necessary, or least let them know what you plan to do. Sometimes all that is needed is asking the human resources department for permission to use a meeting room for the practice and keeping them informed along the way, and sometimes they wish to be more involved. You can get started just in your own team if that feels right. 

In other words, this does not need to be a ‘top-down’ program and can be very successful if you start small and grow this from a grassroots level. This approach builds trust amongst the employee community and lets you get comfortable as you grow the program.

What is the typical experience of Facilitators after the training?

After finishing the Training course, Facilitators will be able to: 

  • Begin leading mindfulness meditation talks and sessions at their place of employment 
  • For those who have their own business, such as coaches, yoga instructors, massage therapists, etc, add mindfulness to their service offerings 
  • Start-up a side business offering mindfulness services to organizations

Facilitators all say that doing this compassion practice has brought great meaning to their lives. When they talk about their experience as a Facilitator, their joy is palpable. 

Facilitators also say it really helps them with their own personal practice – it helps them ‘up their own game’ by staying on top of their own personal practice and they love to continually learn and try new meditations. 

Overall, they feel a deep sense of purpose in their lives to help others. The time it takes to start leading others varies greatly, depending on the Facilitator’s situation. Some have already started facilitating even before they take the course, some start-up immediately and some may take months as they wait for the right circumstances and timing at their workplace or in their community.

Who signs up to become a Facilitator?

There is quite a variety of people who become Facilitators. They are from all around the world, such as Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, and Dubai. Many of them as employees within organizations and voluntarily lead sessions at work. Many are individuals offering this to their communities or clients, such as professional counselors, teachers, and yoga instructors. Many of them start leading at work, then branch out to offer this is a business of their own. 

It doesn’t matter what job you have. You can be a catalyst whether you are an analyst, administrative assistant, manager, counselor, educator, massage therapist or yoga instructor. 

Some have their own business offering mindfulness talks and workshops as a for-profit service.

Can I train others to become Facilitators after I’m trained?

This course does not qualify or permit Facilitators to teach the copyrighted courses. It is not a Train-the-Trainer program. This course and toolkit are solely to equip you personally as you lead others in mindfulness meditation. 

Is certification really worthwhile?

Certification provides you with specific evaluation and feedback in a very supportive way, so you know you are offering quality facilitation to your participants. It's about your credibility - people want to know that their facilitator is properly trained and qualified. 

Facilitators working within an organization and those who are offering facilitation as a service find certification desirable. Those who are already offering facilitation as a service, in particular, feel the necessity to obtain certification. 

Without certification, you may still facilitate, but Mindful Leader cannot endorse your skillset without validation through the Certification Program.

Is Certification achievable?

Yes. We estimate it will take approximately 30 hours to complete the course and create the  Certification portfolio.

If for any reason, a student is not quite ready to be granted certification, we will work with you towards success. Generally, this means identifying where the student needs to improve and together deciding on what is achievable and by when. The idea here is to work towards success, not just deny someone certification.

When will this course be offered again?

This is the only time we will run this program in 2019. We plan to offer the training again in the near future. Please stay tuned to our newsletter for announcements. 

What are the re-certification requirements?

Certification is good for up to one year from the date the Certification is completed. There is an annual re-certification application and $300 fee.   Recertification includes access to private groups, updated resources and special discounts on other Mindful Leader offerings.

What do you get when you're certified?

After you successfully are granted your certification, you: 

  • May indicate that you are a 'Certified Mindfulness Facilitator by Mindful Leader' or ‘CMF’ in your profiles, signatures blocks, websites, etc. 
  • Will receive an electronic certificate, showing that you are certified
  • Listing on the Mindful Leader certified facilitator directory

Can I get a refund if I’m not satisfied?

We put a great deal of effort into packing incredible value into this program. We stand behind our work and unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction with your purchase. If you’re not 100% satisfied simply email us within 30 days of the course start date and we will give you a full refund.

What are the eligibility requirements?

The course does not teach how to practice mindfulness and/or meditation – to become a student, you must already have a personal mindfulness and/or meditation practice. 

Although it is challenging to quantify a minimum standard of personal qualities and experience as a prerequisite to the Facilitator Training course, the following is defined as the minimum requirement. It is understood that individuals' experience can vary greatly.

Eligibility Requirements A foundation of personal meditation and/or mindfulness experience. Such a foundation may include: 

  • Having a committed, consistent personal practice for at least several months 
  • Having taken a mindfulness or meditation course, been on retreats, read books or attended sittings
  • Having an understanding of the benefits and challenges of the practice, and can speak to your experiences in your personal practice

The following commitment: 

  • Willingness to fully embody your own daily mindfulness meditation practice
  • Commitment to continuously learn about meditation and mindfulness
  • A low-ego, humble approach to avoid a superiority persona
  • Ability to speak publicly in a confident, compassionate, articulate and approachable manner to build trust with participants (if you are nervous speaking in front of a group, this will help you gain your confidence)
  • Willingness to conduct sessions in a non-religious style, using universal language that is generally acceptable by most people 
  • Being truly open to feedback for continuous improvement, keeping your ego in check 
  • Strong commitment to complete the course in full, including all assignments 

We do not expect you to be a meditation expert after this program, but if your only experience is occasionally listening to a meditation app, it may not be sufficient for this program - we encourage you to contact us to explore eligibility if you are unsure, as we can suggest ways to build your minimum skill set in order to enroll in this program. 

What specifically is going to be required for certification?

The first 6 weeks focus on the Training Course, and the second 6 weeks focus on the Certification phase.

The Certification phase is about giving you lots of practice in leading live meditations. The requirements for the Certification Portfolio include:

  1. Practicing leading live meditations, with your peer group and organizing a small group in your own life (whether at work or in your personal life).
  2. Video recording one of your sessions and submitting it for review.
  3. Writing a document that overviews your progress to date, and any challenges you are facing.
  4. Completing a feedback survey regarding the program.

At the end of the program, your Certification Portfolio will be assessed and you will receive an email about your certification.

Your certification will be valid for one year, and there will be an annual re-certification, details to come.

Final Note

Gain a deeper understanding of Mindfulness, the authority to facilitate it, and the ability to turn what you already know into results. The science, cultural trends, legal, ethical questions, and Mindfulness practices are ever-evolving. This all affects your ability to foster mindfulness in your organization. 

The most successful professionals will be those who have a deep understanding, commitment to continuously learning, hone their craft, and have the support of a peer group. We designed this program with our expertise, as one of the pioneers in this field, to help you succeed. 

If now isn't the right time, we understand - and the program will be offered sometime again in not too distant future. But if you know that the time for you is now, we are excited to have you join this program - Provide yourself with the opportunity to get the training and support you need.