The Mindful Leader

Type Member Event

ARK Associates

Date May 17, 2016
Time 8.30am-11am
Venue Neuropartners, 2 Earl's Court, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0HF

The course fee is £350 + VAT and is inclusive of all training materials and light refreshments.

Event details

Course 1: 4 Session Dates: Tuesdays, May 17, 31, June 14, 28

Course 2: 4 Sessions Dates: Tuesdays, Sept 20, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1

Following the success of 4 Mindful Leader courses so far (60+ delegates from a wide range of organisations) we are running another two programme in spring and autumn 2016.

Mindfulness in the business world is moving from the fringe to the mainstream and now features as part of many leadership and management programmes. This open-access course is for business leaders and offers the opportunity to develop mindful practices and techniques in a time-effective format.

The course will give participants a deeper understanding of their own patterns of behaviour; will help people develop stress-reduction strategies; and improve creativity – all essential for meeting current workplace and leadership challenges.

“Try it and see.  You will be amazed at the transformation.” – Sue Timson, Leading Edge

Why participate in this programme?

Mindfulness is a way of training your mind to be where you want it to be. “It’s like push ups for the brain” said one US Marine. “Mindfulness helps put a Spam filter in your head” says Dr Danny Penman.

Ancient wisdom, psychological research and modern neuroscience are combining powerfully to demonstrate the benefits of mindfulness for leaders at work. By incorporating mindfulness practices into your daily life you can experience:

• Better health and well being
• Clearer thinking
• Enhanced communication
• Improved leadership skills
• Greater Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
• Meaningful relationships at work and outside
• More awareness of personal stress and how to manage it

You should also be prepared to commit to 20/30 minutes practice and reflection every day

“Thoroughly enjoyable, well facilitated and hugely enlightening (practical)” – Graeme Fenwick, BSkyB

Content includes:

Session 1 Self-understanding
Session 2 Inspiring others
Session 3 Creativity and Innovation
Session 4 Flexibility in a changing world

“I have seen a huge difference in how I feel and how I think and the training is having a positive impact on my home life and my work life” Nicola Simpson, Barclays plc


The sessions will be facilitated by Alan Ross, Managing Partner at ARK Associates, and recognised authority on mindfulness in the workplace. See

Who should attend?

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Participation is open to private, public and third sector leaders including:

  • Company Directors
  • Chief Executives
  • HR Managers
  • Senior Managers
  • Future/Aspiring Leaders

To book or discuss


Tel/text: 07774 413482

An opportunity to take time out and calm the mind” – David Harker, Durham Cricket Club

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