Faculty, staff invited to discuss ‘Mindfulness in Higher Education’

By Staff

Mindfulness has the potential to prepare students and ourselves for the increasingly complex, interconnected global, social, and environmental challenges of the 21st century. Research and our own personal experience suggest that contemplative education can significantly contribute to our students’ personal growth and lead to greater creativity, enlarging the field of possibility in our world. Educational strategies using contemplative practices tend to increase self-awareness and interpersonal skills, and promote an institutional culture of cooperation and collaboration leading to greater productivity and satisfaction within the institution as a whole.

“Mindfulness in Higher Education: A Rocky Mountain Regional Dialogue” is set for April 19 at CU-Boulder. The goal of the one-day workshop is to provide an opportunity for those in higher education to meet and explore common interests in this arena, and to promote community and collaboration in the Rocky Mountain Region. The day is structured as an extended, facilitated dialogue among all attendees. Through personal interaction and group process, participants will share ideas and experiences and explore possibilities.

The event begins with a meet-and-greet at 9:30 a.m., followed by the workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Room 235 of the University Memorial Center. Faculty, staff and administrators in higher education are invited to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Admission is free; pre-registration is required and closes on April 14. Space is limited to 60 participants. To register and for more information go to