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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 eight 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.

Microcredential

Dalhousie University Mindfulness at WorkA microcredential is evidence of the mastery of a skill or competency that is desired by employers.

This microcredential reflects mastery of the following competencies:

  • Mindful Leadership
  • Resilience

To earn the microcredential in this course, learners will need to successfully complete the competency-based assessment related to the microcredential content.

To learn more about microcredentials and how they can enhance your learning portfolio, watch this 30-second YouTube video (video opens in a new window).

Notes

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

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. 

Testimonials

"Rita was very kind and caring throughout the course, and I felt like I was in a safe place to share. I liked that it was a small class, which enabled me to develop some real relationships with the participants. The tools I learned will be helpful for me going forward in both my professional and personal lives. I would highly recommend this course." Melanie Bond

" This AMAZING course taught me to slow down and take a breath and actually feel it... going in and out.... It is not magic...but it taught me to enjoy my moment and actually appreciate it. I smile more now...Even now I face situations with more persistence to find solutions..." Samah Hamdan, Amman, Jordan

"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

"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 even 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)

"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)

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Section Title
Mindfulness at Work
Type
Online - Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 12, 2022 to Mar 09, 2022
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Wednesday
Time
2:00PM to 3:30PM
Dates
Jan 19, 2022 to Mar 02, 2022
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
15.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $495.00
Instructors
Section Notes
It is recommended that learners register by January 12 to have access to the materials a week before the first live session. This course includes four 90-minute live Zoom sessions scheduled on January 19, February 2, February 16 and March 2 from 2:00-3:30 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 1 hour per week in reading and self-reflection activities. The last live session will be on March 2, with the final journal reflection due on March 9.
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