https://www.mindfulnesswithoutborders.org

CULTIVATING LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Not surprisingly, more and more leaders in the corporate world have been taking note of the benefits of mindfulness meditation as a way to regulate emotions, combat stress and turn 21st century challenges into opportunities for personal and professional growth. Now, research demonstrates that meditation yields positive health benefits through its ability to train attention and develop the capacity for self-regulation – making a strong case for mindfulness in the workplace.

We know that mindfulness can be a complex topic to dive into, which is why we developed conversation starters, courses and programs that build resilience and improve mental health. At Mindfulness Without Borders, we believe that healthy organizational climates and effective leadership comes from integrating both social and emotional competence and mindfulness practices into the work environment. Think of our program benefit as gaining knowledge for the development of healthy minds and, strategies for the cultivation of healthy relationships. Bottom line, we provide unmatched opportunities for individuals to learn, grow and transform.

MINDFUL @ WORK

Our corporate training program, Mindful@Work, focuses on cultivating each person’s ability to integrate social and emotional intelligence and mindfulness as core skill-sets for optimal performance. Ranging from small to large group workshops – on-site or online, we place emphasis on personal reflection and in-depth conversation. Through engaging and experiential activities, we address leadership styles and supporting mindfulness practices that yield positive results. Participants will better understand themselves, their thoughts, their feelings and their behavior as a way to strengthen focus, clarity and creativity on the job. With increased self-awareness, participants will be better equipped to manage others, navigate workplace challenges, combat occupational stress and make decisions based on a willingness to be more curious and receptive to the new and unexpected.

How To Get Started

Take Mindful 365 an introductory

Invite our faculty for a customized workshop

Take our facilitator certification

Complete our facilitator certification for your workplace

Online courses & FAQ

Register for online workshops

Program Learning Objectives

  • Build Focus and Concentration
  • Regulate Emotions & Behavior
  • Enhance Communication Skills
  • Manage Stress and Anxiety
  • Build Self-Awareness
  • Increase Compassion & Empathy
  • Resolve Interpersonal Conflict Skillfully
  • Sustain a Daily Mindfulness Practice

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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Daniel Kharlas

The program itself is a masterpiece of distilling the often tough to describe concepts in mindfulness combined with the simplicity of social emotional learning activities. I am thankful for the work that Mindfulness Without Borders is doing and look forward to the good I will be able to do using their program.
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David Schlanger, Professor, Entrepreneurship & Strategy Department, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

As a career teacher for 40 years who has taken part in so many professional development programs, I can honestly say that your professional competency is second to none. It is an incredible skill to be so clear, so in tune and so aware while role modelling superb facilitation and imparting such valuable material with such fluidity and insight.
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Level 2 Participant, Jesse’s Place Employee

"I really enjoyed the level 2 course! I liked how it really went into depth about how to facilitate the course, and how to create a welcoming and safe environment for participants to share within." 
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Tony Richard, Assistant Outdoor Centre Director & Jonathan Sacchitiello, Outdoor Educator, YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre

"In our fast paced lives, the mindfulness ambassador program taught us the importance of slowing down and being more present; it also taught us how to effectively lead structured group discussions. We enjoyed learning about some of the different mindfulness techniques, such as TUZA and the anchor breath. We find these techniques to be practical and easy to use in our daily life. During our staff training, we were able to introduce some of these concepts. For instance, when dealing with challenging individuals, the anchor breath can be used to help teach our front line staff to pause before reacting in emotional situations. TUZA was another technique we were able to use to debrief our training, as well as a technique for our staff to help children and youth reflect on their experience. We look forward to further incorporating these techniques in both our professional and personal lives."
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Jake Geale, Summer Camp Director, Camp Pine Crest

"The Mindfulness Facilitator Certification course was very helpful to me personally as well as in my role as a supervisor this summer.  I frequently found myself using the “Take 5” approach when switching between tasks to stay focused and present. In addition, I admit that I did not always practice Tuza, but when I did, I noticed that I slept much better, leaving any stressors from the day behind. As a supervisor I used much of what I learned to incorporate mindfulness into our staff training.  We held a “mindful moment” to start each day with our staff team, as well as discussing some of mindfulness’s basic components so that our staff could use it as a tool to work with kids.  Throughout the summer I heard amazing stories about our staff using mindfulness with their campers to help overcome homesickness, anxiety about camp programs, and conflicts with in the cabin as well as to help campers appreciate the beauty and learning experiences on their canoe trips." 
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Level 2 Participant, Covenant House Employee

"Even though I maintain my own personal practice (vipassana meditation), I did not feel competent to teach mindfulness to others; level 2 gave me tools and instructions [on] how to facilitate mindfulness council meetings and how to manage the group effectively when problems arise. Well organized booklets, I will most definitely use [them] to conduct meetings. Level 2 met my expectations and I am very satisfied and grateful for having the privilege to take the course. Thank you Leah and Theo!" 
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Studio Y Leadership Fellow, Toronto

“These are practices and mindsets that I will call on for the rest of my life. Thank you for what you do, who you are, and how you consistently affirm us!”
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Monica Godin, Secondary School Teacher, St. Joseph’s College School, Toronto

“As an educator, my energy and patience in class improved when I began each day with the MWB breathing practice.”
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Peter Block, Author, Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

"Mindfulness Without Borders is creating miracles. The trainings, materials, support system and structure they have created are changing lives. Their work represents the best of what we can be to each other."
Theo Koffler

Wendy Novia, Vice President Sales, Polaris Pacific, San Francisco

“Thanks to the MWB workshop, it was the very first time that we had 65 high-energy sales associates in the same room, silent and ‘in the moment!’