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Developing Creative Leadership - Boston, MA

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Manhattan Prep

140 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA 02116

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Developing Creative Leadership: Integrating Mindfulness Practices for Effective Instruction (All Grade Levels)

NEW Seminar Presented by Rev. Dr. Nicole Oliver Snyder, LPC, CFSpC

Specially Designed for Leaders: Classroom Teachers and Administrators, Learning Coaches/Trainers, Managers and CEOs.

  • Learn the key components to successfully integrate mindfulness practices in the context of your work and home

  • Step-by-step instruction for developing personal practices that motivate you

  • Strategies, tips and tricks for successful creation and application of realistic mindfulness practices

  • The latest research related to the mental, physical, and relational benefits to mindfulness practice

  • Easy-to-access website and podcast where practitioners can find continued guidance and resources

Practical Ideas and Strategies

If you are seeking ways to use more effective strategies to enact a more balanced leadership style, one with compassion and confidence, this is a workshop you won’t want to miss. In this NEW seminar, author, counselor, and wellness coach, Dr. Nicole Oliver Snyder, will provide robust strategies for successfully integrating mindfulness practices that enlarge your capacity to lead with holistic efficacy.

You will be presented with numerous strategies specifically geared for leaders responsible for educating others. Nicole will introduce you to the history of foundational mindfulness techniques, give you insight into how they work, and crucially, begin incorporating these practices now! All examples and strategies are readily adaptable to any leadership scenario.

You will experience a wide range of research-based wellness strategies, as well as specific, customizable real-world practices fitting personality and lifestyle.

You will leave this seminar with a wealth of practical ideas and perspectives, increased confidence in meeting the needs of those under your direction, and a list of resources that will help you start using mindfulness techniques immediately.

Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Discover the key components of mindfulness practice

  2. Learn how school systems and businesses are successfully incorporating mindfulness into the scheduled day, and how it is transforming their professions.

  3. Get practical tips from an experienced specialist on incorporating mindfulness into leadership group contexts and the practices’ efficacy for holistic well-being

  4. Learn the key components of integrating mindfulness into your daily schedule with attention to the most basic human faculties: the five senses.

  5. Incorporate potent strategies to discern your personal leadership style and activate your strengths in a balanced fashion

  6. Apply beyond mainstream how-tos to create a lifestyle that makes mindfulness an integral part of your daily work and home schedule, and a balanced leadership approach

  7. Reduce miscommunication and increase meaningful connections with your leadership team

  8. Increase student/trainee motivation and engagement during instructional time

  9. Learn ways to decrease frustration and increase student accomplishment in a collaborative learning environment

  10. Meet your students/trainees on their terms according to their gifts and learning style

  11. Learn strategies to approach the evolving challenges inherent to today’s tech connected culture.

  12. Discover highly effective ways to incorporate tech tools into the everyday learning relationship

  13. Utilize tech tools to create engaging instructional direction

  14. Discover user-friendly technology tips and inexpensive tools to augment personal practice and support mindful instruction, even if you don’t have a high level of technology expertise

  15. Learn proven ways to adapt your existing curriculum to fit proven mindfulness programs in education

  16. Discover practical tips for making your content more meaningful and more engaging for your students/trainees

  17. Receive a detailed resource handbook packed with ideas, suggestions and step-by-step instructions on mindfulness techniques and the benefits of mindfulness to mental, spiritual and relational health . . . You’ll have access to practical ideas, information and resources to help you get started immediately

Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • The key elements of personal mindfulness practices

  • How to incorporate mindfulness into your schedule

  • A clear understanding of what mindfulness is and how mindfulness practice can transform your sense of confidence and overall team relations

  • Innovative, practical strategies to implement mindfulness in any context

  • Specific ideas on how to integrate everyday lessons with mindful learning experiences

  • How to generate a creative leadership environment that engages all stakeholders

  • Strategies to increase collaboration with your team and improve your content delivery with increased intuitive methodology

  • Assessing learning needs through increased mindful attention and deeper professional relationships with those whom you guide

  • Specific ways to increase flexibility when serving idiosyncratic individuals in a limited learning space.

  • Personalize learning in a diverse setting that emphasizes meaningful scholarship rather than impersonal, valueless data

  • Creative ways to reach students/trainees by maximizing the online tools and media that they already use

  • Change the cultural dynamics and interactions in the learning environment to address conflict, respectively meet interruptions and increase interpersonal, mutual regard

  • Learn how mindfulness practices are more than merely a breathing technique or yoga routine, but a way of being.

  • How mindfulness in the learning environment creates more opportunities for development of potentiality, self-actuation and genuine, creative innovation

Teaching life balance and collaborative leadership through mindfulness

Dr. Nicole Oliver Snyder’s expertise lies in the areas of holistic leadership and gender issues. In addition to teaching mindfulness through her website and podcast, Dr. Snyder is a writer, speaker, retreat developer, and leads as co-founder and senior minister of just church.

Dr. Snyder’s research established that the stereotypic masculine-style leadership is ineffective and damaging. Those who engage in mindfulness spiritual exercises (group and solo) will align more closely with gender-neutral sex-role attributes; and is supported by evidence from the fields of anthropology, neuroscience, behavioral science, and theology.

Leadership, particularly in urban setting, requires community-relations skills, and an ability to clearly convey justice issues as they relate to felt, spiritual ones. Dr. Snyder is author of Leading Together: Mindfulness and the Gender Neutral Zone, and specializes in teaching mindfulness leadership development, formative spirituality, counseling, and theology of social justice. She has a diverse background in international community-relations work combined with volunteer work in multi-ethnic communities, and with local institutions. She is an ordained Minister; a BS in Human Development and Family Studies, w/Education Certificate, an MA-Counseling, MDiv Equiv., holds a Doctor of Ministry, an Advanced Certification in Formative Spiritual Counseling, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (MI).

P.S. I know how valuable your teaching time is to you, so I have planned an active day, packed with lessons, and resources that if you choose, can be immediately implemented with your own grade 6-12 students.

Session Agenda

  • Program will run from 8:30am-3:00pm

  • Check-in will begin at 8:00am (A continental breakfast will be awaiting you with coffee, tea and pastries)

  • Lunch will be on your own

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