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Search Inside Yourself

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Search Inside Yourself

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird   more info Mar 1, 2017 $995.00 $37.80
Group of Three - 10% Discount Mar 1, 2017 $895.50 $34.82
Group of Five - 20% Discount Mar 1, 2017 $796.00 $31.83
Georgetown Student/Faculty/ Employee 20% Discount
You must register with your Georgetown email to receive the 20% discount.
Mar 1, 2017 $796.00 $31.83

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Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership is proud to partner with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) for two days of personal and professional development focused on building healthy mental habits for sustained high performance and wellbeing. Developed at Google and based on the latest in neuroscience research, the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program teaches attention and mindfulness training that build the core emotional intelligence skills needed for effective leadership.

We help professionals at all levels adapt, management teams evolve, and leaders optimize their impact and influence.

Give us your attention for a few days, and we'll show you how to focus it for the rest of your life.



The SIY curriculum includes:

  • Neuroscience
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership

We've implemented our programs in dozens of organizations across industries and around the world using highly practical and scienticially proven methods of mental conditioning and attention training that improve overall emotional intellignece and wellbeing, resilence, creativity, communication, productivity, and personal and organizational leadership.


Everyone has the capacity to develop and increase wellbeing because wellbeing is a skill, and all skills are trainable. The highly interactive and experiential program includes the following core components:

  • Overview of the neuroscience of emotion, perception, and behavior change
  • Definition of emotional intelligence and its personal and professional benefits
  • Attention training to enable greater emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-mastery, motivation, and connection with self and other
  • Principles and practices for developing healthy mental habits that accelerate wellbeing, including effective listening, generosity, empathy, communication, and social skills
  • Mindfulness and reflection practices that support happiness, thiriving, and overall wellbeing
  • Exercises include attention training practice, dyad conversations, writing, walking, and group conversations


Whether you are coming for personal or professional development, to check out the SIY program for your organization, or to explore the possibility of becoming an SIY teacher, you will learn foundational skills to:

  • Enhance mental fitness and clarity
  • Develop agile and adaptive mindsets
  • Reduce stress responses
  • Increase resilience
  • Improve access to creativity
  • Develop greater self awareness
  • Enhance emotion regulation
  • Improve communication skills
  • Develop better decision-making skills
  • Develop great emotional intelligence
  • Experience greater overall wellbeing, thrive!


Search Inside Yourself is now accredited by the International Coaching Federation. Coaches now receive 12.33 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending SIY! Find more information here.


Please see a sample schedule here.


Laurie CameronLaurie Cameron

Laurie Cameron, founder of PurposeBlue, shares her energy and compassion to inspire, teach, advise and coach internationally. With 25 years as a leadership executive and organization change consultant, she is uniquely adept at tapping in to what is needed to awaken individuals and transform organizational culture. As a former leader in Accenture’s Change and Human Performance practice, Laurie has served Fortune 100 companies globally, living in Germany, the US and Brazil. Currently a Senior Fellow with the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University, Laurie translates neuroscience and the wisdom of mindfulness into workplace strategies that create clarity and momentum. Laurie teaches Mindful Leadership at Maryland’s Smith School of Business and is a Certified Teacher and Mentor with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, speaking and teaching in Europe, India and the US.

Laurie received the Five Mindfulness Trainings from Thich Nhat Hanh, and is a frequent speaker and retreat leader, sharing mindfulness and change with over 1500 people in the last year. Laurie is the author of “Approaches to Mindful Strategic Change” in the book The Neuroscience of Learning and Development, 2015 and is featured in National Geographic’s book 100 Ways to Be Happy, 2015. Laurie is a certified executive coach with the International Coach Federation and is passionate about expressionist art, design, and visiting monasteries with her 10-year-old daughter.

Brandon RennelsBrandon Rennels

Brandon serves as the Teacher Development Manager at SIYLI, where he supports the organization in cultivating world-class mindfulness teachers. Brandon has taught the Search Inside Yourself course to a variety of audiences, ranging from global investment firms, to manufacturing companies, to university social workers. He is nourished by helping leaders to align with their intention to show up fully at work and in their life.

Prior to SIYLI he was a Senior Consultant for Oliver Wyman, a management consulting firm. He worked across industries on a range of strategic initiatives, focusing primarily on capability building and facilitating change in large organizations. In this role he consulted for public and private enterprises throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America.  Brandon has also spent years training in mindfulness at monasteries of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He is an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing, the core community of Thich Nhat Hanh, and in this role helped facilitate mindfulness workshops at organizations such as The World Bank and Stanford University. Brandon graduated with highest honors from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is an avid table tennis player who is always up for a good match.


  • The program begins at 9 AM and ends at 5 PM both days.
  • Healthy snacks will be provided all day, but lunch is on your own.
  • Need-based scholarships are available!  Click here to apply.
  • Registration will close on Monday, June 5, 2017. Thank you!
  • Local hotel information and discount rates are available here. Please note:  The event will be held on the Georgetown University main campus. 



Cancellation notices must be emailed to by 5 PM on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to receive a full refund of registration fee, less the nonrefundable processing fee of $100.00. If a cancellation is received after the deadline above, no refunds will be issued. No-shows are non-refundable.

In the unlikely event of program cancellation, Georgetown will refund 100 percent of registration fees paid. Georgetown assumes no liability for any penalty fees on airline tickets, deposits for hotel accommodations or any other fees, charges, penalties or other incidental costs that a registrant might incur as a consequence of a program cancellation.



For questions regarding this event, please contact Georgetown's Institute for Transformational Leadership (ITL) at or call 202-687-7000.


Have questions about Search Inside Yourself? Contact Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

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Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University Main Campus
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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