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Chiltern Branch Event: Mindfulness

CIPD Chiltern Branch

Saturday, 6 May 2017 from 10:00 to 12:00 (BST)

Chiltern Branch Event: Mindfulness

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Member (Free) 4 May 2017 Free  
Student (free) 4 May 2017 Free  
Non Member (free) 4 May 2017 Free  

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Networking 10:00
Main speaker 10:30
Q&A and summary 11:30
Event ends 12:00

Building Workplace Resilience with Mindfulness-based Training


Mindfulness has been getting a great deal of attention lately. Organisations as diverse as Google, London Transport and the Houses of Parliament have embraced it. And in a recently published report, ‘Mindful Nation’, an all-party parliamentary group has recommended that mindfulness training be rolled out in schools and workplaces across the public sector.


What is mindfulness? How can it be deployed to make individuals, teams and whole organisations more resilient in the face of pressure and change? And what are the different options for delivering the training cost-effectively?


This workshop will cover all this and more as well as giving attendees a taste of mindfulness meditation with a workplace twist. And the experience may also make a difference to the rest of your weekend as you bring focus and awareness to the transitions we make between work and home.



Our Speaker: Michele Grant

Michele Grant is a director of Rising Minds, a social enterprise specialising in resilience training and coaching.   She is an ICF-accredited coach and trained to teach mindfulness with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, part of the University Of Oxford Dept. Of Psychiatry.   She is currently working with four local authorities on a pilot testing the delivery of resilience training online, in association with Kingston University Business School’s Wellbeing at Work research team. 

When working with organisations Michele draws on a wealth of experience from more than 25 years in senior roles in the public sector – first in local government and then in BBC News. She has managed large-scale projects and brought teams together across different disciplines. She has a keen sense of how people are impacted by highly pressured working environments.


Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.


Is there parking available at the venue?

Yes, there is on site parking.  Please note there is a car park at the rear of the hotel.

What refreshments will be on offer?

Cake and hot drinks will be provided.

Do you have questions about Chiltern Branch Event: Mindfulness? Contact CIPD Chiltern Branch

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When & Where

The Bull Hotel
Oxford Road
SL9 7PA Gerrards Cross
United Kingdom

Saturday, 6 May 2017 from 10:00 to 12:00 (BST)

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CIPD Chiltern Branch

CIPD Chiltern Branch is an important local hub for HR professionals, providing opportunities for continuous professional development and two way communication with Head Office, as well as providing a local touch-point for CIPD members with opportunities for networking.


The branch has around 2,200 members from all levels and specialisms across the Human Resources field. From directors to students, we have established links with businesses in the local area as well as the major CIPD course providers (Amersham and Wycombe College, Aylesbury College and Buckinghamshire New University).

Although we have only a limited number of specialist groups, we pride ourselves on providing an annual learning programme that is second to none. Focused around three major hubs, Beaconsfield, Slough and Aylesbury, we hold monthly events that facilitate networking opportunities and personal development in a number of leading edge topics. Through these we strive to help members to develop in their chosen careers and contribute to the success of their organisations.

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