How Engineers Can Enhance Professional Development With Mindfulness Practice
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 12-2 p.m. (Attendees are welcome to arrive at 11:30 a.m. to collect lunch)
Place: Engineering Board Room, EN-4002, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, Memorial University
This is a lunchtime (2-hr) professional development workshop to introduce you to the potential benefits of practicing mindfulness in the engineering context. Mindfulness practices have been shown to help train awareness, facilitate clearer thinking, support employee well-being and resiliency, improve workplace relationships and help people navigate stress and anxiety.
Join seasoned mindfulness instructor Andrew Safer and facilitator Dr. Janna Rosales (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University) who will guide you through a basic mindfulness practice with discussion and reflection on the ways that mindfulness can support your professional growth and development.
Workshop participation is available in-person and via videoconference. A light lunch will be provided to on-site participants.
The first 25 attendees at the workshop will receive a complimentary copy of the book “Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Wellness” by Andrew Safer
Please note this event is geared towards:
- Professional engineers (P.Eng.)
- Engineers-in-training (EiTs)
- Alumni of Memorial University’s Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) program
- Engineering students at Memorial University (undergraduate and graduate)
Event attendees may be located anywhere throughout Newfoundland and Labrador as videoconferencing will be available.
This event is supported by a 2019 Quick Start Grant for Public Engagement through Memorial University.
Reflections from previous participants of the Workplace Mindfulness Training Program:
- "Incredibly useful in becoming self-aware, improving communication, learning coping skills and improving professional and personal identity."
- “The Workplace Mindfulness program is a good place to learn effective methods for dealing with a stressful life.”
- “The workplace mindfulness program has shown me the importance of being present as well as patient. It is challenging at first, but gets easier when you start to see the positive results.”
- “It is very good for developing focus and calm. I feel much happier since I started this course.”
- “Workplace mindfulness training has made me a more aware individual. I have learned techniques that have improved my listening skills, how I react to stressful situations, and the kindness I show others. Ultimately the training sessions have improved my relationships with others and myself.”