Join Ruth as she explores what mindfulness is - and isn't; why mindfulness matters; the simplicity of engaging our mindfulness; and taking steps to make stress our friend.
Ruth will also integrate her core topics of Social Intelligence and Character Strengths into the discussion - so if you have taken your VIA survey bring your strengths ranking along! If you have not taken the assessment, it takes about 15 minutes and you can take it free here: http://NCPMICS.pro.viasurvey.org. You will not be asked to share your profile, only to use the results in the mindfulness practices!
Learning objectives for the program
1. Have short mindfulness practices in your pocket - whatever your learning style
2. Understand why mindfulness matters to project managers
3. Create a plan for stress reduction breaks each day!
About the Speaker:
Ruth brings over 25 years of experience in the field of project management in the domains of financial services, state government, education, and non-profits. She is also an experienced group coach, author, speaker, and trainer.
She holds the position of Product & Practice Development Consultant at the VIA Institute Character
Her core competencies are in bringing the research and practices of positive psychology - in particular, character strengths - to the workplace through training and coaching. She loves to share the best evidence-based tools and methods with her followers. Ruth has spoken to more than 20,000 people in more than 45 countries about the topic of Social Intelligence for Project Leaders and loves to study character strengths use among project managers to better understand how they can grow in influence and success. Over the last few years, mindfulness has become an integral part of her speaking and writing as she advocates increasingly for mental health. She has attended the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief) program at Duke Integrative Medicine and the (MBSP) Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice program at VIA, which she will start teaching later this year.
Her book Be a Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strengths-Based Project Management was published in 2018.