Rocky Mountain Regional Dialogue
Third Annual Mindfulness in Higher Education
Enlarging the Field of Possibility for Our World Mindfulness has the potential to prepare our students and ourselves for the increasingly complex, interconnected, global, social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. Research and our own personal experience suggest that contemplative education can significantly contribute to our students’ personal growth and lead to greater creativity, enlarging the field of possibility in our world. Educational strategies using contemplative practices tend to increase self-awareness and interpersonal skills, and promote an institutional culture of cooperation and collaboration leading to greater productivity and satisfaction within the institution as a whole. The Process This gathering is an opportunity for those in higher education to meet and explore common interests in this arena, and to promote community and collaboration in the Rocky Mountain Region. To this end, the day is structured as an extended, facilitated dialogue among all attendees. Through personal interaction, joint practice, and group process we will share ideas and experiences and explore possibilities. Building on our successful gathering last year, we will continue to build our network: learning from one another, exchanging stories and examples of how we are utilizing mindfulness in the classroom, sharing our successes and challenges.
Dates and Times:
September 10 - September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom D
Debora Colbert, 970-491-2645, Debora.Colbert@ColoState.edu