Real Leadership: Practicing Mindfulness at Work

Presented by Mindful and Naropa University

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Sample this video from the Real Leadership course with lead instructor Susan Skjei, PhD.


That’s a lot of time, especially if work leaves you feeling stressed and overwhelmed. But work can be a place of connection, creativity, and well-being.

Taught by an outstanding, highly experienced group of faculty and guests from Naropa University who combine decades of business and mindfulness experience, Real Leadership: Practicing Mindfulness at Work is a self-paced course that can help you:

  • Overcome stress and improve performance
  • Enhance communication, compassion, and confidence
  • Apply mindfulness to decision-making, teamwork, and navigating change
  • Improve your organization’s ability to cultivate a safe, respectful, and authentic culture
  • Demonstrate mindful leadership at work and in daily life

Who is this course for?

Beginners and experienced mindfulness practitioners welcome! This course is for anyone interested in applying mindfulness in their work life to enhance clarity, compassion and confidence.

This 8-module course includes:

  • Video lectures
  • Written content
  • Guided exercises
  • Online journal
  • Online forums to share experiences with other students
  • Ability to follow at your own pace
  • Access anytime, anywhere

Real Leadership: Practicing Mindfulness at Work will cover:

  • Learning the fundamentals of mindfulness, and the difference it makes
  • Implementing mindful planning and decision-making
  • Communicating mindfully and facilitating mindful meetings and teamwork
  • Leading mindfully
  • Navigating change with mindfulness

This course is presented in partnership with Mindful and Naropa University. Sign up today!

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Program Curriculum

Your Instructor

Naropa University
Naropa University

Susan Skjei, PhD (lead instructor)
Director of the Authentic Leadership Centre at Naropa University, international facilitator, meditation teacher, and former Fortune 1000 corporate executive

Gaylon Ferguson, PhD
Professor, author, and meditation teacher for over 40 years

Marty Janowitz
Corporate executive, social entrepreneur, and senior meditation teacher focused on sustainability and the environment

Judith Simmer Brown, PhD
Senior Buddhist teacher, professor, and founding faculty member of Naropa University

Tami Simon
Founder of Sounds True and pioneer of the conscious business movement

Jim Rosen
Technology entrepreneur, corporate executive, professional coach and mindfulness teacher for over 30 years

Peter Grossenbacher, PhD
Professor of contemplative education and psychology and Director of the Consciousness Laboratory at Naropa

Mary McHenry, M.Ed.
Wilderness rites of passage guide, leadership coach, musician, and manager at the Authentic Leadership Centre at Naropa

Rev. angel Kyodo williams
Zen priest, maverick spiritual teacher, founder of the Center for Transformative Change, and author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace

“I rediscovered my inherent purpose in life and how I could realize that purpose through my work. I discovered that obstacles were just opportunities for personal and professional growth. I now successfully lead and support my spirited team with a keen sense of possibility. What a precious gift to wake up proudly to my own authenticity and potential.”

-Resa Register
RTT Director, Radiation Oncology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

“Most leadership workshops engage the mind, but leave the body and spirit behind. Real leadership is much more than a mental exercise. To leave body and spirit out is to cut your effectiveness by two-thirds. Naropa brings it all together in a powerful way.”

-Ritu Sharma
International Youth Foundation

“My journey has been one of allowing confidence to emerge and trusting that what I have to offer is sufficient for what the situation is asking of me. In cultivating a mindset of open inquiry and risk, I continue to face and embrace new challenges and opportunities.”

-Kim Kita
Director of Special Projects and Partnerships, Colorado State University Operations

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Does Mindful offer other courses?
Yes, Mindful offers a wide array of high-quality, self-paced mindfulness courses, all led by world-class teachers. Go here to learn more about our offerings:

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