Positioning Mindfulness in the Workplace

Masterclass details

Course Title

Positioning Mindfulness in the Workplace

Course Leaders

Michael Chaskalson and Chris Tamdjidi

How long is the Masterclass?

One Day 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Who is the Masterclass for?

Mindfulness Teachers

Where is the Masterclass?

St Hugh's College

How many people on each Masterclass

Up to 60

How much does the Masterclass cost?

£130 (including Lunch)

Available masterclasses:

23rd Mar 2018

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What is the Masterclass about?

Research and practical experience both clearly demonstrate that mindfulness based interventions can have a positive impact on a broad range of workplace measures. Simply put – mindfulness works.

At the same time, many of those who wish to commission such trainings struggle with how exactly to positon mindfulness in the workplace and to gain buy in from management. On top of this, there are pressures to “keep it low cost and do it quick” – which can negatively affect the impact of any intervention.

In this Masterclass we will discuss:
• How to position mindfulness in the workplace.
• The different types of impact that may follow and the conditions required for these
• How to ensure ‘broad focus’ vs ‘single goal’ mindfulness interventions
• How to balance the pressure of workplace requirements, such as productivity, sick days reduction with the wider benefits of mindfulness
• How to get buy-in for an ongoing intervention
• The balance between virtual as opposed to live training
• The necessity of leadership support for mindfulness at work.

In addition, we will share experience from the different types of interventions that have been implemented and ways in which clients were convinced to move forward.

Who is it for?

This day is part of a series of Workplace Masterclasses being introduced by Oxford and Bangor Mindfulness Centres.  Open to all individuals with an interest in how mindfulness can support and enhance personal and organisational wellbeing; these Workplace Masterclasses are particularly informative for practioners delivering mindfulness based training in the workplace.

Who are Michael Chaskalson and Chris Tamdjidi

Michael is one of the pioneers of the application of mindfulness in leadership and in the workplace.  He is the author of the agenda-setting book The Mindful Workplace (Wiley, 2011) and the bestselling Mindfulness in Eight Weeks (Harper Thorsons, 2014).

Based on his 40 years of mindfulness practice, Michael now shares his insights and research with audiences worldwide as a keynote speaker, coach, consultant, and teacher. He is founder and CEO of Mindfulness Works Ltd. and a Professor of Practice at Ashridge Business School.

Chris Tamdjidi is Director of the Kalapa Academy.  His work with the Kalapa Academy is on bringing about leadership and cultural transformation in the workplace with mindfulness.

Chris has lead on of the largest projects looking at the impact of mindfulness on the workplace. Working with a number of research partners including University of Nijmegen, the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Munich and a number of companies, including the European Space Agency, Bosch, Jaguar and Beiersdorf, the Kalapa Academy has assessed the impact of mindfulness on a number of dimensions of workplace wellbeing, attentional control, performance and collaboration. The Kalapa Academy is also the winner of the European 2016/2017 Training award for best Corporate training.


Core Days for the Mindfulness in the Workplace Programme

  1. Nurturing Work Cultures for People and Performance – 26 January 2018
  2. Positioning Mindfulness in the Workplace – 23 March 2018
  3. Teaching Methods for Mindfulness in the Workplace –   27 April 2018
  4. Embedding Mindfulness in the Workplace –  29 June 2018
  5. Optimising Social, Environmental and Cultural Change –  28th September 2018
  6. The Role of TheoryScience and Research – 26th October 2018