Come explore leadership through creativity and mindfulness.
A mindfulness practice develops a sense of inner balance allowing our unique intuition, creativity, and passion to emerge. A creative practice unlocks personal confidence, power and presence through exploration and experimentation. Together, creativity and mindfulness are invaluable leadership tools, fostering an atmosphere where ideas are accepted, uncertainty is embraced, and innovative solutions emerge.
Leading from the inside out.
During the week we will explore:
- Making mistakes
- Shifting perspectives
- Unpacking the stories we tell ourselves
- Listening to our fears
- Being comfortable with our inner landscape
- Finding new paths to innovation
- Learning how to strongly engage others
- Using intuition to guide problem solving
- Nurturing passion and compassion
- Finding our unique inner power
- Empowering others
During the week we will practice mindfulness and creativity through fun games, quirky improv, and engaging projects. Come prepared to make sense out of nonsense and order out of disorder. You will leave with an expanded sense of self and others, which will allow you to lead with inspiration, passion and compassion.
“The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas, but to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel valued.” ~ Sir Ken Robinson
Classes will run from 10:00am - 2:00pm each day, Monday through Thursday. Please bring a sack lunch; there is a refrigerator at CCFW if needed. Class size:10 - 20 participants. This course is intended for high school aged teenagers (14-19 years old).
About the Instructors
Ann is a mindfulness instructor in Seattle. She has a M. Ed from the University of Washington. Her thesis focused on “Mindfulness in Education: The Secular intersection of Buddhism and Neuroscience.” She currently teaches mindfulness to parents, teachers and students in both public and private elementary, middle, and high schools, along with a UW undergraduate course. Ann is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor through Mindful Schools. Her personal integration of mindfulness is constantly being kept alive via interactions with her three teenaged boys.
Grace is an architect with over 25 years experience and a practicing artist. She has taught architecture and creativity workshops to students young and old within Seattle Public Schools, Lake Washington Girls Middle School and the University of Washington Honors Program. Grace is committed to fostering creativity as this builds greater understanding of differences, develops connections with others and strengthen communities.
Our goal is to increase the accessibility of mindfulness and compassion training for individuals who have limited resources to obtain such opportunities. Our Mindfulness Outreach Fund allows us to offer both 50% and 100% scholarships for community members to aid in the cost of registration fees for our mindfulness courses. To apply for a scholarship, please review and complete the application form at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mindful/237140.
*Note: Applicants must wait to register for the course until a decision has been made in order to qualify. Applicants who are already registered for the course unfortunately cannot be considered for a scholarship.