The Mindful Leader

Using Mindfulness for effective leadership and management roles in modern times.

Calm-looking woman outsideAn effective leader’s competitive advantage is their ability to apply a mindful approach to today’s challenges.

Why take this course?

Participants will:

  • Gain the insights and skills that will allow them to become more mindful leaders.
  • Learn mindfulness skills and how to apply them in their current professional and personal roles
  • Cultivate non-reactive habit patterns, essential to navigate the ups and downs common to the business domain.
  • Understand the role of mindfulness skills in effective leadership and management
  • Continue working on mindfulness skills in a systematic manner to establish long-term healthier mental habits.

Course Overview

Mindfulness has become a differentiating skill for effective leaders and managers. With ever-changing needs and pressures of the modern corporate world, being a leader who is present-minded, self-aware and composed in the face of uncertainty can be a strategic advantage. Mindfulness-based leadership skills have given leaders the competitive advantage to be more effective in the modern business world. Mindfulness — the ability to be intentionally present — is a learnable mental capacity. Regular practice of mindfulness skills cultivates non-reactive habit pattern, essential to navigate the ups and downs common to the business domain.

This session offers you an opportunity, through experiential exercises, to learn these skills and how to apply them in your current professional and personal roles. Participants will continue working on mindfulness skills in a systematic manner establishing long-term healthier mental habits.

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This course can be customized to your organization’s needs and can be delivered online, onsite or at the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington.  For more information, click here.

Facilitator Information

Dr. Parmjit Singh is Assistant Clinical Professor with Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and has a PhD in psychology. He has Clinical Training in Mind-Body Medicine from Harvard Medical School, Mindful Communication from Rochester School of Medicine, and has participated in an intensive retreat on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in mind-body medicine under the direction of Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli.  He did his Post-doctoral training in psychology from University of Southern Queensland, Australia and McMaster University, Canada. He teaches in the Faculty of Health Sciences courses such as Body, Mind, Spirit and Health, Attitudes and Behaviours, Professional Transitions and Deceptions in Decision Making. His teaching methods are popular amongst students for their innovativeness and applicability to real life. He was nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award by students at McMaster University in 2014. He also runs corporate and community mindfulness programs around Toronto, Brantford and Hamilton area. 



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  • Dates and Fees

    Fall 2020 Online Session:

    Day 1: Wednesday, November 18 (9am–12pm)

    Day 2: Monday, November 23 (9am–12pm)

    Day 3: Follow Up: Monday, December 14 (12pm-1pm)

    *Pre and Post readings will be required

    $750.00 + HST

    $700+ HST per course if you sign up for 5 or more courses.*Registration for all 5 courses must be done in the same transaction.

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  • Who Should Attend?

    This program is suited for mid to executive level managers who want to learn to develop healthier, creative mental habits, mindful leadership, resilience and robust mental well-being.

  • The Setting

    This is an online course.

    If you’d like more information about our online format, please contact Lynn at petruzl@mcmaster.ca.

  • Learn More

    For more information, please contact Lynn Petruzzella at petruzl@mcmaster.ca.