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PDV 107 — Mindfulness for Life and Leadership

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Feb 5—Mar 4
Time: 7:00—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Feb 18
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $380
Addtl. Fee: $70 (non-refundable)
Limit: 35
Instructor(s): Kathleen Sexton
Status: Open
7:00—9:00 pm
Feb 5—Mar 4
5 weeks
Drop By
Feb 18
1 Unit
Addtl. Fee: $70 (non-refundable)
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Kathleen Sexton
At work, do you find yourself feeling burdened by too many requests, too many employee issues to resolve, and too little time to think strategically? Through mindfulness practices you can improve your leadership abilities. For example, you can learn to set clear goals and priorities, maintain a sense of calm during conflict, listen better during crucial conversations, manage your stress in a healthy manner, and increase your overall emotional intelligence. Leaders who practice mindfulness become more strategic in their thinking and more organized in their daily work life.

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of mindfulness and provide opportunities to practice different techniques in class and between class sessions. We will use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to examine your leadership skills and style as well as what types of mindfulness practices might be best suited to your personality type. Finally, we will discuss insights and strategies from noted mindfulness experts.

Whether you’re aspiring to a leadership role or wanting to expand your leadership abilities, this course will provide you with tools and techniques that will keep you grounded and prepare you to successfully navigate any leadership challenge you encounter.

This course includes a non-refundable $70 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment and report fee, to be paid at the time of registration.

Kathleen Sexton, Manager of Learning and Employee Development, County of Santa Clara; Founder and CEO, Kairos Learning

Kathleen Sexton has been providing leadership development, organizational development and career development training and consulting services for over 20 years. She’s a master practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment, a nationally certified career counselor, and a Prosci-certified change management practitioner. Sexton received an MS in counseling from SF State. She has been practicing various forms of mindfulness all her adult life.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.