May 20, 2020
8:00am - 5:00pm
This class is part of the Leadership Certificate Program.
Mindfulness In the News
About the Program
What is Mindful Leadership and why should you care?
As a leader, you face unique pressures. Your actions impact much more than your own direct experience. Whether you have 1, 10 or 100 direct reports or you run an entire company, your ability to lead with presence, authenticity and clarity is critical to the success of your organization. This program can show you how to cultivate the very best of yourself so that you can connect with the leadership skills you already possess.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention on purpose to the present moment. By being present, focused and aware, we can stay calm in a crisis, be resilient in the face of challenge and change, make intentional decisions and connect with people in a clear and compassionate way. Through science-based exercises, facilitated conversations and exploration of this new way of being, this experiential program teaches you how to become more mindful in your work and your life.
- Experiencing mindfulness practice.
- Discussion: Problems in the workplace, exploring the issues together.
- Understanding mindfulness. What are the benefits for the executive? For the company?
- Performance under pressure.
- Stress and its impact on self and business.
- Mindfulness and compassion in business relationships.
- Experiential components include: seated and walking meditations, mindful eating, mindful movement, mindful communication, mindful awareness and focus.
- Didactic exercises include: shifting perceptions, responding vs. reacting, awareness vs. auto pilot, cultivating a non-judgmental attitude, the distracted brain.
- Discussion: Bringing mindfulness into the workplace and integration into company culture.
- Maintaining the practice. Next steps.
This course will teach participants:
- What mindfulness is and what it isn’t
- Why it’s so important to change the way we are working and leading
- How to cultivate the skill of mindfulness through practices that you can begin implementing immediately
- What impact mindfulness has on your own leadership role, your communications, and staying connected to your values.
A growing body of research provides the evidence that mindfulness practice can transform our lives as individuals, impacting us both personally and professionally. The benefits of mindfulness practice can include:
- Improved stress management skills
- Improved cognitive function
- Increased creativity
- Improved decision-making
- Increased focus
- Improved health
- Improved wellbeing and life satisfaction
- Increased resilience
Join us to learn how to become a more mindful leader, through the science, the practice and the integration of mindfulness into your work and life.
Who Should Attend
While the primary audience for this workshop is leaders in business, professionals in the field of mental health and executive coaching can also derive great benefit from the training. Therapists working from a mindfulness and acceptance framework with interpersonal, relationship and professional issues in their clients will find that this program prepares them to translate these practices into a business context.
About the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness
The WorkLife Integration Program (WIP) at the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness is dedicated to delivering outstanding customized mindfulness resources that have a positive impact on business, individuals, and culture while integrating personal health and well-being with business success.
The Center for Mindfulness is a program within the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine and Department of Psychiatry. The foundation of our work lies in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. The profound effects of this work are strongly supported by a large body of scientific research, some of which will be shared during this workshop.
For more information, visit http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/mindfulness/
Christy Cassisa, JD
Christy is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, and lead workplace programs instructor for the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, as well as an organizational development consultant, and former attorney. Since discovering mindfulness meditation in 2010 and experiencing the transformational effects of the practice for herself, sharing it with others has become her lifework.
Christy has developed numerous mindfulness-based programs and workshops in her work with the Center for Mindfulness and has delivered programs for a wide variety of organizations, including non-profits, higher educational institutions, law firms, and multi-national corporations. She also offers retreats, custom programs, and workshops for schools, parents, lawyers, and more through her Institute for Mindful Works, blending principles of mindfulness, self-compassion, emotional intelligence, and positive psychology.
Christy’s previous professional life also includes almost a decade in Account Management with Thomson Reuters Legal, work in higher ed administration at the University of San Diego School of Law, and several years actually practicing law. Christy graduated with a JD from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law and a BS in Life Sciences from Missouri Science & Technology, is certified to administer both the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® and the EQ-I 2.0, and is also trained as a professional coach.
For more information visit www.instituteformindfulworks.com
*The Rady School of Management Center for Executive Development (CED) may change, postpone or cancel a class at any time. We do not provide refunds for any fees related to travel, including but not limited to gas, bus fare, train tickets, airline tickets, etc. Certificate requirements may also change. We will provide as much notice as possible should this occur.