Workplace & Leadership Training

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard, Writer

Compassionate leaders recognize that their full-time staff spend roughly a third of their lives at work. They realize that quality of life for their staff is in large part dependent upon the quality of their life experience during their working hours. Do staff feel they are valued, heard, and treated well? Do they feel they have an enriching relationship with their supervisor? Do they feel the company–and their supervisor–truly care about their well-being? Are concrete actions taken to ensure that the workplace culture is diverse, inclusive, and equitable? Do staff feel they belong? Do they feel safe to share their ideas and concerns? How are staff taken care of during COVID-19? Compassionate leaders take these questions and more very seriously, and they are intentional about ensuring their workplace reflects their commitment to these ideals. They help to ensure that all of the organization’s leaders at all levels have the skills and mindset to keep staff engaged and contributing at the highest levels. They know that when staff contribute at these high levels because they want to, not just because they have to, their workforce and their company will thrive.

In an effort to advance these compassionate cultures in companies, organizations, and schools for a better world, Compassionate Leader offers training and consultation on workplace and leadership development topics including:

We also provide pre-/post-training and administer the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assessment to raise awareness of intercultural competence and strategies for enhancing intercultural competence in your organization.

For Youth, Teens, & Educators:

Compassionate Leader also provides programs and training for youth and teens (future leaders!), teachers, and administrators in schools, afterschool programs, camps, and other educational settings. These offerings bring mindfulness, compassion, and trauma-informed care practices into the classroom or out-of-school time programs, and they support and expand upon existing SEL programs. Custom offerings to meet the unique needs of your school are available–please reach out to learn more.

Consultation formats include (virtual and in-person):

    • Monthly packages which include workshops, consultation, coaching, or other needed support
    • 4-, 6-, or 8-session workshop series (choice of 90-minute , 2-hour, or 3-hour workshops)
    • Half-day, full-day, and multi-day trainings and retreats
    • Multi-month courses and leadership cohort programs

Please contact us for availability, scheduling, and pricing for your organization or group.

Individual Mindfulness & Compassion Sessions

While studying and practicing mindfulness and compassion in a group setting can accelerate learning, individual educational sessions and coaching can bring more personalized insights and deeper, applied understanding. Individual sessions are held with Wendy Saunders and can be scheduled at a time that is most convenient (even on weekends). Wendy has worked with adults, older youth and teens, and entire families.

Please note that individual mindfulness offerings are not therapy or counseling, though they can serve as a very helpful complement to these approaches to mental well-being. Individual mindfulness and compassion offerings include an educational component, along with a guided meditation and discussion. Exploring self-compassion has also proven to be valuable for many.

Individual sessions are currently offered virtually through Zoom in these formats:

    • One-hour session
    • 90-minute session
    • Four one-hour session package (e.g. one weekly session for one month)
    • Eight one-hour session package (e.g. two months of weekly sessions)

Please contact us for availability and to schedule your first session. A sliding fee scale is available for those who have a deep interest and limited resources.

CBCT® Courses

Please select the CBCT tab on the main menu and contact us to schedule or join an upcoming course.

Positive Leadership Fundamentals Positive Approaches to Successful Change Management
Developing Engaged, High-Performance Teams Compassionate Reorganizations
Cultivating Emotional Intelligence Coaching & Feedback for Leaders
Coaching & Feedback for Leaders Reimagining Your Organization During COVID-19

Heightening Awareness of Implicit Bias, Privilege & Equity Introduction to Mindfulness
Mindful Inclusion Practices Mindfulness for Resilience & Self-Care
Advancing Inclusion & Compassion in the Workplace Mindful Strengths Focus in the Workplace
Journey of White Awareness (multi-month program) Mindfulness for Strategic Awareness and Decision Making
Advancing Equity in Your Workplace Journey Mindful Listening & Cultivating Empathy

Leading with Compassion Critical Thinking and Thought Leadership for a Better World
Advancing a Compassionate Work Culture Introduction to Thought Leadership Journey
Finding Self-Compassion in the Workplace Strengthening Critical Thinking
Compassionate Reorganizations Thought Leadership & Innovation

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