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Search Inside Yourself Leadership Training Program offered for the first time in Canada by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

October 18, 2013

TORONTO, ON – Search Inside Your­self, the renowned mind­ful­ness and lead­er­ship train­ing course that came from Google starts today for the first time in Cana­da to a sold out audi­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment.

This two-day course, which was devel­oped and refined at Google, teach­es lead­ers and employ­ees how to use mind­ful­ness and med­i­ta­tion to build essen­tial lead­er­ship and work­place skills. Train­ing top­ics include com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, self-man­age­ment, being an inspir­ing leader, improv­ing focus and more. Par­tic­i­pants often report improved pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, inter­per­son­al skills and lead­er­ship capa­bil­i­ties.

“Test­ed and proven at Google, the Search Inside Your­self Insti­tute is at the fron­tier for mind­ful­ness and resilience train­ing in cor­po­ra­tions and Rot­man is thrilled to make it pos­si­ble for Cana­di­an lead­ers to access this incred­i­bly pow­er­ful con­tent,” says Michele Milan CEO of Rot­man Exec­u­tive Pro­grams.  “We pride our­selves on shar­ing con­tent that has an impact on the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty.  This pro­gram does just that, by pro­vid­ing peo­ple with the pow­er to become bet­ter lead­ers.”

The course is high­ly inter­ac­tive and trains peo­ple to opti­mize per­for­mance, train lead­er­ship skills and increase well-being. Each ses­sion is approx­i­mate­ly one-third con­tent and two-thirds skill train­ing. Skill train­ing includes indi­vid­ual, dyadic and group exer­cise con­sist­ing of atten­tion train­ing, active lis­ten­ing with ver­bal feed­back, writ­ing exer­cise and emo­tion reg­u­la­tion.

Offered in part­ner­ship with the Search Inside Your­self Lead­er­ship Insti­tute, the pro­gram will be offered in 2014 for a sec­ond time on April 4th and 5th at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment. Com­plete pro­gram infor­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion details are online at

Rot­man Exec­u­tive Pro­grams is Canada’s lead­ing provider of exec­u­tive edu­ca­tion. Ranked #1 in the world by the Finan­cial Times for new skills and learn­ing and for fac­ul­ty, Exec­u­tive Pro­grams at the Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is com­mit­ted to deliv­er­ing pro­grams for indi­vid­u­als and cus­tom pro­grams for orga­ni­za­tions which impact busi­ness lead­ers world­wide. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions.  The School is cur­rent­ly rais­ing $200 mil­lion to ensure Cana­da has the world-class busi­ness school it deserves. For more Infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
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