Mindfulness training in corporations: A brief synopsis
This approach presents an opportunity for corporations to develop staff engagement and collective productivity through the adoption of mindfulness based training.
Creative Engagement training specifically builds up the skills and abilities of these main areas and brings them together to enhance personal and team engagement. They are among the primary foundations of mindfulness and they can be clearly and effectively applied to the remit and values of your company.
- Having a clear sense of purpose in any given situation
- Being wholeheartedly engaged in that action or project
- Having a qualitative sense of the value of that action or project
I offer four types of mindfulness based training as well as introductory talks.
Lunchtime classes in form of a course. People sign up for either six or ten weeks, each class is usually 45 minutes long. I have been working with an international law firm which has had three of these courses running consecutively which means people can go deeper if they want to. The limit on numbers is thirty five people. These classes give people a good basis for personal mindfulness practice, it’s benefits and how it is applicable in every type of situation. We explore all of the skills and benefits which mindfulness brings to the workplace.
Ongoing drop-in lunchtime classes which are open to everyone . This usually works best for a big organisation. Each class is 45 minutes. There is no sign-up and people come when they like. Up to forty people. I have been doing this kind of class every Friday for three years at a big international bank and it is still very popular.
A course on mindfulness based employee engagement. This is for up to ten people who sign up for all sessions. The course is usually three sessions but can be up to five sessions.Currently I am leading one for the Sustainability team of a large bank. These are specialised classes on how to optimise the work situation and help teams be on the same page with ways of working and communication. This kind of training aims to bring a culture of mindful engagement into a team as a whole. It is in workshop style with a high level of participant involvement.
Away day training. This is a one-off training tailored to the particular staff or away day. For example I have done one for senior managers of L&Q Housing on their away day focusing on mindfulness based communication. These sessions can be serious training or fun ways to introduce mindfulness to people who are new to it.
Introductory talks. I give introductions to the value of aware engagement in the workplace in conferences and company events
Topics included in trainings for corporations
Developing personal mindfulness.
The training in developing personal mindfulness is clear, practical and easily implemented.
Mindfulness in the sense of knowing what matters in terms of personal and common values and which actions best express those values
We explore how a clear sense of values develop.
Mindfulness and the broad perspective, this informs the specifics of what the individual and team are actually doing
There is a maxim in mindfulness which is that even though you have a focus on one thing you are clear about the bigger picture and how they relate.
Mindfulness of responsibility and duty; individually and collectively.
This training develops clarity on the expectations, responsibilities and duties of the individual within the team and the project.
Mindful communication within the team will be explored during the training with a view to consciously developing mindfulness based communication skills across the team.