Mindfulness Information Center
MIC @ MIC
Tuesday March 13 – Open House
Wednesday March 14 – Mini-Trainings & Mindful Experiences
Why is there an MIC@ MIC? The purpose of a mindfulness center is to educate, connect, and inspire meeting industry professionals to try mindfulness in their personal lives and be educated on how to add mindfulness to meetings and events.
Curious? Exhausted? Do you wish your meetings could provide places for mindfulness vs overwhelm and stress? A survey carried out by MPI for IMEX focused on stress at work. MPI queried a number of meeting professionals on their ability to unplug and found that while only 5 percent of the meeting professionals surveyed admit to feeling no stress at work, a huge 95 percent struggle to separate work life from personal life. Companies like Aetna, Moss Adams, Google and more have active mindfulness trainings in their company culture and meetings.
Join mindfulness expert, and meeting professional Holly Duckworth and the Leadership Solutions International team in the mindfulness center. Here you will find a place to be educated on what mindfulness is and is not. Inside MIC @MIC you can choose to listen to a mini-talk on mindfulness, or have a mindfulness meditation experience. Join us for the CEU credit concurrent Brining Mindfulness To Your Meeting at 11:00 am. Pick up your mini-poster 7 Steps to Be A Mindful Meeting Professional. Once you try mindfulness we hope you will be inspired to add mindfulness to your life and to your meetings.
Tuesday March 13
1:00 – 2:00pm – Mindfulness Center Open House – If you arrive at MIC a few minutes early come in to learn more about mindfulness is a casual open house setting. Pick up your mini-poster 7 Steps to Be A Mindful Meeting Professional.
1:30 – 1:50pm – Mindful Practice Session – Take a seat in a chair or on a meditation pillow. Holly will lead a guided meditation and intention session moment. You walk away grounded and focus as you enter MIC 2018. New to meditation, take this opportunity to give it a 10-minute try.
Wednesday March 14
7:00am – 8:00am – Mindfulness Center Open House – If you arrive at MIC a few minutes early come in to learn more about mindfulness is a casual open house setting. Pick up your mini-poster 7 Steps to Be A Mindful Meeting Professional.
8:00am – 8:20am – Mindful Practice Session – Take a seat in a chair or on a meditation pillow. Holly will lead a guided meditation and intention session moment. You walk away grounded and focus as you enter MIC 2018. New to meditation, take this opportunity to give it a 10-minute try.
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. – Mindfulness Mini Talk
Mindful Meeting Professional: How Your Personal Presence Creates Meetings That Matter
Overwhelmed and overworked these are the top two words that meeting professionals use to describe themselves. Each event brings more stress. Is it time for you to break the stress cycle? In this session you will learn:
- What is presence and mindfulness?
- Access research on mindfulness in life and business.
- Learn what tools are out there to support you in mindful living.
11:00 – 12:00 (CEU Credit Program) – Bringing Mindfulness To Your Meeting
*Limited to the first 24 attendees
Your audiences are a stressed out. They don’t need more information they need to know how to apply the information they have. And so are you. In this small group concurrent session you will hear case studies of companies actively infusing mindfulness into their meetings. Companies like Google, Aetna, Moss Adams and more. Walk away with one idea you can champion in 2018 that make your meeting the mindfulness trendsetter for your industry.
- Define what mindfulness is, and is not
- Expand your knowledge of researched strategies you can use to integrate mindfulness into every meeting.
- Assess one mindfulness technique that can be used in your meetings to increase the value of your meetings for attendees from all industries.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mindfulness Mini Talk
Personal Practices For Mindfulness & Mindful Meditation
Are you skeptical about mindfulness? Science is now proving the power of mindfulness in our world of overwhelm. In this short talk Holly will share with you two mindfulness practices that don’t require you to sit in the lotus position. You will learn how research is making mindfulness a proven business strategy to reduce your stress and provide you a healthier life. Pick up your mini-poster 7 Steps to Be A Mindful Meeting Professional.
About Leadership Solutions International
Holly Duckworth, CMP, CAE, LSP, has been a dynamic leader in the meetings industry since 2009, a New York Times contributor on the topic of mindful leadership keynote speaker, coach. Got stress? Bring it to Holly where she will teach you easy practices you can integrate into your day to reduce stress and increase profits. Holly brings MIC the mindfulness information center where you can pop in for a short talk on mindfulness, a full mindfulness experience or just ask her staff your questions on mindfulness in the workplace. IMEX named Mindfulness a 2018 future trend in meetings don’t get left behind. Bring mindfulness to your personal leadership style or your meetings by contacting – www.hollyduckworth.com