To learn more about this course, check out this webinar from October 2020 with instructor Rita Wuebbeler.

Course Description

This course involves 15 learner hours inclusive of 6 hours of synchronous sessions over four weeks. Sessions will be recorded for those who have time conflicts.

The practice of mindfulness is a well-documented method for helping calm our nervous system and staying centered, especially in times of high stress, volatility, and uncertainty. This interactive online program is aimed at providing you with an opportunity to take a break from dealing with crises and ambiguity. Join us online, and you will learn sustainable techniques and practices to reduce your stress levels, refocus your attention, and increase your productivity in your professional, as well as your personal life. If you have tried some form of mindfulness practice before but have given up again because it was “too hard," consider this course - it's different. It has been listed on REFINERY29.COM  as one of "The Coolest Virtual Courses You Can Take at Canada's Top Schools."

Course Outline

Week 1:

  • Overview and Definition of Mindfulness
  • Introduction into Mindfulness Meditation
  • Benefits of Developing a Mindfulness Practice

Week 2:

  • Developing Healthy Lifestyle Habits
  • Assessing Your Own Wellness Habits

Week 3:

  • The Principles and Practices of Mindful Leadership
  • Developing a Mindful Leadership Vision Statement

Week 4:

  • Strategies for Building Resilience
  • Developing Compassion for Self and Others

What You Will Learn

Participants will learn how to:

  • develop a sustainable mindfulness practice, including meditation;
  • stay calm and focused in high-stress situations;
  • develop healthy lifestyle habits;
  • improve their decision-making and problem-solving capabilities;
  • practice mindfulness leadership at work and in their personal lives; and
  • build their resilience and develop a greater sense of well-being and ease.



If you have any questions about this course, please email openlearning@dal.ca


Rita Wuebbeler, M.A., PCC, facilitates, trains and coaches individuals and groups in the areas of leadership effectiveness, high-performance team development, diversity & inclusion, intercultural competency and mindfulness.
She teaches Mindfulness at Work programs in-person and online to wide audiences helping participants be more intentional in their approach to work and personal life, stay calm and focused on their tasks at hand, reduce their stress levels and improve their performance. A native German with a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from Mainz University, Rita has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 10 years and regularly attends workshops and retreats to deepen her practice. 

Recommended For

This program is aimed at anyone interested in reducing their stress level and increasing their sense of well-being, focus and productivity – at work and/or in their personal lives. It is geared towards learners new to mindfulness practice as well as practitioners who seek to deepen their practice in a supportive online learning environment. 


"I was diagnosed with PTSD, depression and anxiety,.. This course has already made a difference in the way I approach work and life...[It] gave me more tools and resources to face adversity." David (course participant from Alberta)

"The teaching throughout this course was about stopping and thinking, before reacting, rather than just reacting when faced with challenges as 2020 has been a unique challenging year. You walk away with tools, techniques and strategies to be more mindful, not just at work, but also at home.”
Lawrence McEachern
VP of Operations
Atlantic Leadership Development Institute


"This was an absolutely wonderful course and so very necessary in 2020. In crazy times, it's essential to remember to slow down and to attend to things properly, to be mindful. The interactions with the Instructor, Rita, and the other class participants were much more engaging than I would have anticipated via Zoom. I would highly recommend this course if you're finding yourself lost in an increasingly chaotic inbox, never-ending meetings, and ever higher piles of work, or if you just want to find ways to improve your practice and be here, now.” Kate (course participant from Nova Scotia)


Enrol Now - Select a section to enrol in
Section Title
Mindfulness at Work
Oct 14, 2021 to Nov 04, 2021
12:30PM to 2:00PM
Oct 14, 2021 to Nov 04, 2021
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
  • Online Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $495.00
Section Notes
This course includes four 90-minute synchronous Zoom sessions scheduled on October 14, 21, 28 and November 4 from 12:30- 2 pm Atlantic Time. Sessions will be recorded for those with time conflicts. In addition to the weekly 1.5 hour online sessions, learners can expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week in reading and self-reflection activities over the four-week course. The last live session will be on November 4, but learners will have until November 11 to finish any learning activities.
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