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Drawing on research conducted by SMU faculty, this course introduces participants to formal and informal mindfulness practices targeted specifically at well-being and effectiveness at work. This course teaches mindfulness-based skills about both how we relate to ourselves as well as to others. By bringing an open awareness to our own thoughts, emotions, choices, actions, and habits, we can learn to work with less exhaustion and greater productivity. By bringing open awareness to our interactions with others, we can communicate more empathically and authentically, build trust, and lead more effectively. An important principle of this course is that for sustainable, effective performance, we need to balance striving and letting go, doing and being. This balance can be enhanced through mindfulness practices. The course includes guided mindfulness practises (including gentle mindful movements), instructor-led mindful enquiry, group sharing, and instructor presentations. Participants will be provided with course materials such as audio-guided mindfulness practices (included in the course fee).



1. Learn about what mindfulness is, including the relevance of attention, intention, and attitudes of mindfulness

2. Experience a variety of formal and informal mindfulness practices to increase awareness of self and others, Develop resilience, increase focus, improve emotional intelligence, and mindfully relate to others

3. Develop mindfulness-based strategies for focused attention, open awareness, and meta-cognition, as well as Develop a personal practice of mindfulness to support these strategies







9.00 – 10.30 am                  Mindfulness Introduction: Being Present


10.30 – 11.00 am                Coffee/ Tea Break


11.00 – 12.30 pm                Attitudes of Mindfulness


12.30 – 1.30 pm                  Lunch: Eating Mindfully


1.30 – 3.00 pm                     Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Prevention


3.00 – 3.30 pm                     Coffee/ Tea Break


3.30 – 5.00 pm                     Mindful Emotion Regulation and Emotional Intelligence






9.00 – 10.30 am                  Mindfulness at Work


10.30 – 11.00 am                Coffee/ Tea Break


11.00 – 12.30 pm                Communicating Mindfully


12.30 – 1.30 pm                  Lunch: Eating Mindfully


1.30 – 3.00 pm                   Mindfulness for Leadership I


3.00 – 3.30 pm                   Coffee/ Tea Break


3.30 – 5.00 pm                     Mindfulness for Leadership II




This course is designed for Chief Executives, Senior Executives, Executives, School Principals, department heads and teachers aspiring to be leaders.



2 days



1-2 June 2017 at SMU



Jochen Reb, Associate Professor, Singapore Management University

Jochen RebJochen Reb is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University. His previous appointment was Senior Lecturer, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Upon completing his studies in management at Technical University Berlin, Germany, he moved to the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, where he completed his PhD in Management in 2005.

His research focuses on three main areas: judgment and decision making in organisations, the interpretation of dynamic performance, and the role of mindfulness in organizational contexts such as leadership and performance. He teaches Negotiation Skills for Business, Managerial Decision Making Management of People at Work and Working and Leading High-Performance Teams. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Personnel Psychology, among others, and has been cited more than 500 times (Google Scholar). He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Management and the Journal of Business and Psychology.



To Be Confirmed


Workshop Fee:
S$450.00 per participant. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, 2 tea breaks and a lunch.

Other Information:
Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

Please click here to register for the workshop