Mindful Leadership and Wisdom at Work – Advanced Workshop

Mindful Leadership and Wisdom at Work
Co-organised by Future Considerations and CommunityIntelligence

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In-depth Workshop:
Advanced Mind-Fitness for Leadership and Wisdom at Work

Thursday, 12 June 2014

With Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey, Founders, Wisdom at Work
George Pór, Fellow, Future Considerations

  • Have you ever wondered what the true nature, power and potential of your mind are and how to develop them?
  • Can you imagine how different your life would be if you understood and had greater mastery of your mind?
  • Would you like to find a way of life and work, for yourself and others with whom you work, which is truly sustainable, resilient, and responsive to the complex needs of these times?


executive-reflectionThis advanced workshop with Joel and Michelle Levey will offer a deeper exploration of the themes of mindful leadership, mind-fitness training, change resilience, and wisdom at work.

It provides an experiential grounding in the core disciplines of mindfulness, mastery of attention and other powerful mind-fitness disciplines that each of us can rely upon, helping us infuse our work and life with greater wisdom, harmony, balance, and compassion – even in the midst of these extremely and rapidly changing times.

The instructors will also share compelling examples from their pioneering work facilitating inspiring programs such as: Google’s acclaimed global Mindfulness and Meditation Laboratory; Attention Leadership for Intel; breakthroughs in R&D through intuitive intelligence and collective wisdom practices at Weyerhaeuser; and renewal and resilience programs at World Bank.

You’ll leave with inspiration, confidence, and skills to sustain your practice and to seamlessly integrate your inner and outer work in the world.

Learning outcomes

By attending this workshop you will learn:

  • A transformative suite of mindfulness and mind-fitness principles and practices for developing, deepening, and sustaining your own practiceHow these practices inspire us to stretch beyond the habitual norms of “business as usual,” and expand and evolve our identities from an ego-centric focus toward a more integral ecological orientation toward life and selfless service
  • Ways that “shared mindfulness” mobilises our collective intelligence and wisdom and brings full presence and authenticity to our interactions (on-line and off-line)
  • How to turn a sense of overwhelm about the scarcity of time/attention into a sense of spaciousness and choicefulness
  • How to develop a robust “attention leadership” strategy aligned with organisational objectives
  • How mindfulness can reorient our lives in harmony with the regenerative wisdom and deep ecology of nature.

Who should attend?

This workshop is particularly well suited for anyone seeking further methods to humanise their organisation, improve their efficiency and effectiveness, promote greater resilience, greater self-mastery, selfless service, and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

It is also ideal for those who already have been practising some form of meditation, and/or engaged in integral and whole systems leadership development and organisational transformation.

We encourage working teams or groups of individuals from the same organisation to attend together and transfer what they learn back into their communities.

Themes to be explored

  • The key role of mindfulness and presence in the life, work, health, and success of leaders and organisations
  • Three essential elements of mindfulness and mind-fitness training: Mastery of Attention; Clarity of Intention; and Optimal Attitude
  • Developing greater capacity for the “change resilience” of?leaders, teams, and organisations
  • Integrating insights from the neurobiology of leadership and mind science research for promoting greater mind fitness, confidence, and skillfulness in our life and work
  • The pitfalls and promises of divided attention and attention switching
  • Optimising the deployment of our personal and collective attention, as a resource


This inspiring and highly experiential workshop offers a rare and intimate opportunity to study with:

Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey

joel-michelle-leveyJoel and Michelle are founders of Wisdom at Work. They draw insight from decades of clinical experience and have offered teachings for leaders from hundreds of organizations around the globe including: Google, NASA, Intel, KPMG, the National Institute of Health (U.S. Department of Health), U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center, Clinton Global Initiative, and the World Bank.

Outstanding teachers in helping individuals, teams, and organisations develop greater capacity for “change resilience,” Joel and Michelle were two of the first people to bring mindfulness and mind-fitness training into the heart of mainstream business, medicine, education, sports, and military arenas in the West. They serve as clinical faculty at University of Minnesota Medical School and were Chairpersons for the Institute for Health and Productivity Management’s Center for Corporate Culture and Organizational Health; directors of clinical programs at Children’s Medical Center and Group Health Cooperative; creators of Google’s global Mindfulness and Meditation Laboratory. Their Jedi Warrior program for the U.S. Army Special Forces was described as: “the most intensive leadership and human development program to be offered in modern times.”

The Dalai Lama, an advisor on a number of the Leveys’ projects, praised their work saying: “You are presently engaged in work that has great prospects for bringing the inner sciences and technologies of human development and transformation to a very wide section of people who may not under ordinary circumstances come into contact with these teachings.”

Their published works are available in 10 languages and include: Living in Balance: A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World; Wisdom at Work; Luminous Mind: Meditation and Mind Fitness; The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds.

Web: WisdomAtWork.com

Read testimonials of their work here.

George Pór

george-porGeorge Pór, a Fellow of Future Considerations and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), is an independent scholar and mentor to visionary leaders in international business, government and civil society. George is the founder of CommunityIntelligence Ltd and Co-Director of the School of Commoning. He is a sociologist by education, and a facilitator of evolutionary transformation in individuals, systems, and society, by his passion. His pioneering work has been spanning such disciplines as shared mindfulness, collective intelligence and wisdom, communities of practice, knowledge ecology, social architecture, and online community design for several decades.

His academic work includes London School of Economics, INSEAD, University of Amsterdam, UC Berkeley, California Institute of Integral Studies, and Université de Paris.

As a consultant, he worked with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, Copenhagen Institute for the Future, European Commission, European Investment Bank, Ford Motor Co., Greenpeace, Hewlett-Packard, Roffey Park Institute, Prudential, Shell, Siemens, Swiss Re, UN Development Programme, UN Environment Programme, Unilever, World Business Academy, World Wildlife Foundation, and numerous other organisations around the world. He also served as Chief Architect of the International Society for Systems Sciences’ Collective Intelligence Initiative.

One of George’s signature projects was an “Attention Leadership” action research to help people at Intel “attend to more things, at a faster rate, without becoming overloaded or dysfunctional.” (David Marsing, former VP of Manufacturing)

George has been publishing the Blog of Collective Intelligence since 2003 and has written over 100 papers and articles on related subjects in 6 languages, and contributed chapters to several books, including: Evolutionary Leadership: integral leadership for an increasingly complex world; Collective Intelligence: creating a prosperous world at peace; Knowledge Economics: Principles, Practices and Policies; Community Building: Renewing Spirit and Learning in Business; and Briefing book for President-Elect Bill Clinton’s Transition Team (1992).

Web: blogofcollectiveintelligence.com
Read testimonials of his work here.

Pricing Policy

After our “early bird” deadline (see below), the full price for our this workshops is £340 plus VAT or £620 plus VAT if you take it together with the introductory workshop.

We are offering an early bird discount rate of £299 plus VAT for one workshop and £549 plus VAT for both workshops. To qualify for the early bird discount you need to have booked your place and paid the requisite fee by May 5th 2014.

The following additional discounts are available on a limited basis on application (see below for how to apply):

  • 10% Public Sector organisations / micro businesses (fewer than 10 employees) and
  • 33% for Voluntary and community sector organisations
  • 10% for three or more participants from the same organisation.

These will also apply to the early bird rates.

Only one discount category can be used for each application.

We may also be able to offer a very limited number of assisted places which will attract a substantial discount for those who cannot pay these rates to encourage wide participation. Please indicate that you are applying for such a place on your application and the level of contribution you can offer.

To secure your place please pay the required amount at the time of your booking. Cancellations made before 30 days prior to the event will result in a 95% refund. Cancellations made between 14 and 29 days prior to the event will result in a 50% refund. Cancellation within the 14 day period will not result in a refund.

If the event is cancelled by us we will refund all fees in full.

To apply for a discount code, please let us know which category you qualify for and include your full contact details in an email to Angela Willetts atinfo@futureconsiderations.com.

For logistical information and registering visit: http://mindfulness-workshops.eventbrite.co.uk.