When: Thursday, August 17, 2017, between 3pm and 5pm.
Where: Housey Housey, 12 Armstrong St Nth, Ballarat.
Tickets: $35 general admission or $25 for LBWR alumni. Ticket price includes a copy of Amanda Sinclair's book, Leading Mindfully.
In this workshop, Professor Amanda Sinclair will share stories and practices from over a decade of introducing mindfulness to many different groups of leaders.
Drawing on her recent book Leading Mindfully and incorporating some of the latest cognitive neuroscience research, Amanda will show how small shifts in our habits of thinking and ways of being can help us be more effective in leadership, as well as finding pleasure and enjoyment in the work.
Amanda argues that mindfulness is uniquely suited to the day-to-day of leadership in families, schools, communities and other organisations, all those situations where we are seeking to influence others towards positive outcomes.
For all of those who regularly feel captured by an expanding ‘to-do’ list with insufficient time and energy for the things that matter, mindfulness promises a simple, sustainable and powerful path.
Hosted by LBWR, the two-hour workshop will be experiential and interactive: an opportunity to practice mindfulness as well as learn about it.
Presented as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month and the 2017 Small Business Festival.
After the workshop, you're invited to stay on at Housey Housey for Activate Ballarat from 5pm until 7pm.
The free networking event serves as a meeting point for new Ballarat residents and established community members.
About Professor Amanda Sinclair:
Amanda Sinclair is an author, researcher, teacher and consultant in areas of leadership, change, gender and diversity.
She is a Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne, where she formerly held the Foundation Chair of Management (Diversity and Change).
Her books include Doing Leadership Differently (1998, 2004), Leadership for the Disillusioned (2007), Leading Mindfully (2016) and a forthcoming book with Christine Nixon, Women Leading.
Much of Amanda’s recent work has focused on bringing insights and evidence from meditative traditions, mindfulness and neuro-scientific research, to enhancing leadership in corporate, community, medical and hospital, government and other settings.
As a yoga and meditation teacher, she seeks to support people to find enjoyable and sustainable ways of being in leadership.