"Argonauta is dedicated to helping individuals and companies achieve positive transformation"
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
MINDFUL LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE CERTIFICATION
Level C Program 2015-2016

 

Program Vision:
An organization that lives by the principles of Mindful Leadership has the potential to positively impact and transform society.  Our intention through this Program is to impact organizations at every level from the Board Room, to the formal leadership, to every employee.

This three-module Program gives a holistic view of mindful leadership to the candidate. This Program is equally valuable to business, government, and the not-for-profit sectors. The three modules are to be taken sequentially in the order in which they are presented.

There is a $100 off the total fee for anyone registering and paying for all three Modules at the beginning of Module 1.

Eventbrite - Mindful Leadership and Governance - Modules 1, 2 and 3

 

1. Mindful Leadership Fundamentals

A leader is anyone who is in a position to influence another person at any given moment, with every interaction. The response we choose determines whether we are a Mindful leader. This module will address the fundamentals of being a Mindful Leader in an organizational setting, in a formal leadership role, as well as, how to empower every individual in an organization to be a Mindful leader, thereby unleashing their potential. Formal Mindfulness techniques will be utilized, including Micro-Meditations, as well as, strategies for applying Mindfulness in daily life to achieve Mindful leadership.

Required reading prior to class: Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself and Inspiring Others by Maria Gonzalez. This book is available for purchase from online and retail booksellers.
Course Leader: Maria Gonzalez
Module Fee: $995
Date: 2015 - September 25th and October 2nd 9:00am-4:00pm

Eventbrite - Mindful Leadership and Governance - Module 1 Only

 

2. Mastering Mindful Leadership 

This module will address real life leadership situations and the optimal way to apply the nine ways to be a Mindful Leader in an organizational setting. This module is the complete application of Mindful Leadership and will utilize case studies, formal Mindfulness techniques, as well as, strategies for applying “Mindfulness in Action” while performing any and every activity.

Required reading prior to class: Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself and Inspiring Others by Maria Gonzalez. This book is available for purchase from online and retail booksellers.

Pre-requisite: Mindful Leadership Fundamentals
Course Leaders: Maria Gonzalez & Gaetano Geretto
Module Fee: $995
Date: 2016 - February 26th and March 4th 9:00am-4:00pm

Eventbrite - Mindful Leadership and Governance - Module 2

 

3. Mindful Governance

This module will address real life leadership situations in a governance setting and the optimal way to apply the nine ways to be a Mindful Leader in the boardroom. Strategies for applying Mindfulness will be highlighted in public company boards, public private boards, and not-for-profit boards.

Pre-requisites: Module 1 - Mindful Leadership Fundamentals and Module 2 - Mastering Mindful Leadership
Course Leaders: Gaetano Geretto & Maria Gonzalez
Module Fee: $995
Date: 2016 – May 27th and June 3rd 9:00am-4:00pm

Eventbrite - U of T: Mindful Leadership and Governance - Module 3

 

Course Leader Biographical Information

Gaetano Geretto

Gaetano Geretto, BComm, FSA, FCIA, CERA has over 30 years of leadership experience in industry, consulting, and the public sector. Over the last 20 years, he has served on the boards and committees of many private, professional, not-for-profit, international, regulatory, and industry groups.

He serves as President of Pelecanus Advisory.

 

Maria Gonzalez

Maria Gonzalez (BCom, MBA) is an award winning and best-selling author and a 30-year business veteran as a corporate executive and entrepreneur.  She has served on numerous boards in Canada and the US.

She is a contributor to the Harvard Business Review on Mindful Leadership.  Visit her online at www.argonautaconsulting.com

 

 

Mindfulness Programs and Courses:

 

Mindfulness Coaching Program for Health & Wellness
This Program focuses on the basics of Mindfulness meditation for health and wellness, including managing stress and managing migraines. Topics and techniques covered include creating calm at will, being in and cultivating the present moment, and internal awareness of thoughts and emotions. It also includes training in creating focus / concentration, clarity and equanimity. It comprises 8 one hour Sessions.

 

Mindful Leadership Coaching Program
This Program focuses on sustaining high performance and resilience. It enables the individual to be a more effective leader and professional. Through specific techniques the participant trains the mind to effectively manage stress, and be present and aware, regardless of circumstances. It is also tailored to the individual's needs and comprises 8 one hour Sessions.

 

Advanced Mindfulness Course – Path to Awakening
This Course is designed for people who have taken the Introductory Course and / or Coaching Program. It deals with more advanced Mindfulness topics and includes longer in class meditations. At this time the Advanced Course focuses on the Path to Awakening.

 

Mindful Leadership and Governance Certificate Program at the University of Toronto

This three-module Program is based on Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring Others. It gives a holistic view of mindful leadership to the candidate. This Program is equally valuable to business, government, and the not-for-profit sectors. The three modules include: Mindful Leadership Fundamentals; Mastering Mindful Leadership; and Mindful Governance. (Click here for more information)

 

Custom Corporate Mindfulness Leadership Programs
These Programs are based on Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring Others and are tailored to the specific needs of the organization. Corporate teams apply Mindfulness to their everyday working environments, attaining greater concentration and performance. Other aspects include goal setting, decision making, mindful meetings and mindful negotiations. These Programs can be structured as a one-hour Talk, a multi-day Workshop, or 6-8 week Course, in person or on line.

 

Mindful Golf Coaching
Individuals learn to master the mental part of Golf by learning how to be calm and to focus, regardless of outcome and score. This makes the difference between an average round of Golf and a great round.