Mindful Leadership Conference: Purpose, Presence, Perspective

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Mindful Leadership Conference

It’s no surprise that mindfulness is a trending topic as a growing body of research suggests numerous benefits of mindfulness practice. Studies indicate that mindfulness may enhance emotional and physical resilience, improve cognitive functioning, and increase our connection to others.

Carlson Executive Education and the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota are partnering to host a unique event on Mindful Leadership featuring expert faculty speakers and a panel of industry leaders. Join other professionals from around the state for an afternoon of inspiration and connection as we explore the intersection of mindfulness, leadership, and purpose and how some simple evidence-informed practices can help us navigate our workday and life with greater presence and perspective.

We will also explore how key mindfulness traits relate to essential workplace skills such as emotional regulation, resilience, cognitive flexibility, and communication skills, all of which are critical skills for thriving at work on the individual, team, and organizational level.

The 2018 conference has concluded. Check back to this page or follow us on Facebook for updates and 2019 agenda announcements.

Click here to see the 2018 keynote session descriptions.

Click here to see the 2018 agenda.

Carlson School of Management Executive Education

Carlson School of Management’s Executive Education department has been offering advanced executive development programs that enhance business acumen and leadership for more than 40 years. The Carlson School of Management faculty is among the top seven in research productivity, according to a decade-long study by the Academy of Management Journal.  They are thought leaders in their respective fields and excel at translating their research into actionable lessons and business solutions. As a result, we are adept at delivering cutting-edge programs that provide the knowledge, context, and skills that are essential for today's business leaders.

Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing

The University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing enriches health and wellbeing by providing exemplary interprofessional education, conducting rigorous research, delivering innovative engagement programs, and advancing innovative models of care. It is our mission to advance the health and wellbeing of individuals, organizations, and communities through integrative health and healing. Founded in 1995, the Bakken Center is an interdisciplinary unit within the University's Academic Health Center alongside the School of Nursing, the Medical School, College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Public Health, and the School of Dentistry. Our faculty – nearly 80 in number – are leaders from diverse academic backgrounds, and are passionate experts in their fields. More than 1,700 students take our courses each academic year, and thousands participate annually in our community programs and workshops.