Mindfulness as a Leadership Practice
with Alan Sloan
A one-day professional development course on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
An ongoing mindfulness practice cultivates authenticity, courage and clear-seeing. It counters the tendency to freeze situations and fall back on reactive habits – a tendency that is especially strong in times of stress and uncertainty. Mindfulness turns the challenges of leadership into opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Whatever is authentic and true within each of us is the basis for genuine leadership. By consciously embodying that authenticity, by being honest, open, decisive and insightful, we can create a powerful and safe space for real communication and collaborative action to take place. In addition to mindfulness practice, the following topics will also be covered:
- Working with uncertainty, complexity and negativity
- Balancing fearlessness and confidence with vulnerability and openness
- Working with inner and outer conflicts
- Cultivating genuine humour – going beyond cynicism and defensiveness
- The art of reflection and decision-making
- Bringing mindfulness and awareness to the workplace
Alan Sloan is a founding member of the ALIA community, and a core faculty member since 2006, teaching mindfulness at ALIA programs, and co-facilitating the Pathways certificate course. Alan has been an authorized mindfulness instructor within the Shambhala tradition since 1975, and has taught extensively in Canada, the United States, England, France and New Zealand. He is a leadership coach and facilitator in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Workshop schedule: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Saturday, September 22.
There will be nutrition breaks in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon.
Location: The Verity Club, 111d Queen Street E, Toronto (at the Queen subway).
Cost: $265. Price includes a copy of the DVD, Mindfulness and Authenticity.