Cranfield University in Bedfordshire will host the 2014 Mindfulness at Work Conference on 23 September. The conference aims to break new ground by evaluating the evidence base for mindfulness in the workplace from scientific, business, and practitioner perspectives.
Dr Jutta Tobias, Lecturer in Performance Management at Cranfield School of Management, who is organising the conference with Juliet Adams of Mindfulnet.org, said: “We have an unprecedented line up of 29 international thought-leaders who will share their cutting-edge work on the practice of organisational mindfulness. Our vision for this conference is to aggregate and appraise these distinct perspectives, enabling us to establish the most holistic evidence base for mindfulness at work to date – and help participants successfully apply this knowledge in their workplaces.
Speakers will include business leaders from JP Morgan, BT, and Capital One, a US Congressman, a neuroscientist from Sweden, and leading mindfulness researchers and trainers from the US, Denmark, Singapore and the UK.
Dr Tobias from Cranfield went on to say: “Mindfulness is an increasingly hot topic in the international business press, and there is a great appetite in the UK and elsewhere to engage with it and explore its benefits, as well as growing interest from many different stakeholders in bringing mindfulness into organisations. We’ll focus on the latest international evidence linking mindfulness with workplace outcomes and hear from organisational leaders who have implemented mindfulness programmes in their workplaces. Delegates will also hear first-hand experience of best practice and thought-provoking ideas on how to best bring mindfulness into workplaces.”
The conference is designed to move the debate on mindfulness in the workplace to the next level, beyond models of mindfulness based on clinical psychology and towards sustainable mindfulness-based workplace solutions for the 21st century organisation.
To benefit from the early bird ticket price of £199.50 per person, bookings need to be made before 23 July 2014. After then, tickets are priced £285 per person. For updates about the conference and to follow the conversations made before, during and after the Conference, please follow the event’s hashtag #MAWC14 and the School’s official twitter account @cranfieldmngmt. http://tinyurl.com/moyxj79