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Search Inside Yourself

From $1,200.00
From $1,200.00

Date & time: 29 and 30 August 2024, 9.00am to 5.00pm AEST each day

Location: The College of Law, Level 4, 570 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Designed and tested at Google, the SIY program teaches mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration and effective leadership.

The 2-day interactive program includes:

  • An overview of the neuroscience supporting mindfulness and emotional intelligence
  • A deep dive into the emotional intelligence capacities: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and leadership.
  • Practical exercises to focus attention and develop self-awareness and empathy, the foundation for self-mastery and leadership.
  • Specific workplace applications to help participants achieve greater focus, emotional balance, empathy, and motivation.
  • A highly interactive experience, with 1/3 presentation and 2/3 hands-on exercises.
  • A 28-day challenge following the 2-day program. Daily resources and exercises are provided to help people build new habits after the training

Participants will experience lasting improvements, including:

  • Increased self-awareness and self-regulation, are the first two core emotional intelligence competencies.
  • Practical take-away skills; a range of mindfulness practices, journaling, and techniques for self-awareness, empathetic listening, and preparing for difficult conversations.
  • Tools to communicate with insight and awareness of others' emotions and perspectives.

At the end of this seminar, you will earn 12 CPD points.

Alumni Discount

College alumni are entitled to save 10% off the fee for this course. Use ALUMNI10 at the checkout.

Course Outline

Day 1

9:00am - Start

  • Practice: Attention Training
  • How do you develop emotional intelligence?
  • Mindfulness: Moving from autopilot to aware
  • Practice: Open Awareness
  • Practice: Body Scan
  • Self-Awareness: knowing one's internal states

12:30pm - Mindful Lunch

  • Self-Management: Skillfully manage your impulses and reactions
  • Practice: Mindful Listening
  • Practice: Reframe and respond to challenges in the moment
  • Practice: Self-Compassion

5:00pm End of Day 1

 Day 2

9:00am – Introduction

  • Motivation: Align your values and work
  • Exercise: Alignment with values
  • Envisioning Practice: Visualise your goals
  • Practice: Resilience, recover from setbacks
  • Empathy: understand others' feelings and experiences
  • Exercise: "Just like me."

12:30pm - Mindful Lunch

  • Practice: Mindful Walking
  • Exercise: Empathetic Listening
  • Leadership: Lead with Compassion
  • Practice: Compassion Practice
  • Exercise: Leadership Commitment
  • Application Brainstorm

5:00pm - End of Day 2

Search Inside Yourself can be customised to work for:

  • Senior Leaders and Managers
  • Law firm partners
  • Law firm employees
  • Teams
  • New Managers
  • Individual Contributors

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority, with the exception of Western Australia. If you hold a practising certificate in a state or territory other than Western Australia and this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

AEST: Australian Eastern Standard Time

Cathryn Urquhart

Search Inside Yourself Certified Teacher; Facilitator, Legal Practice Management Course, The College of Law, WA

Cathryn Urquhart studied Law at the University of Western Australia and was admitted in WA in 1988. 

She has had a diverse career working for national law firms mainly in Insurance and Construction litigation, as well as time spent as a Claims Solicitor at Law Mutual, the professional indemnity insurance section of the Law Society of WA. She has lectured and tutored at universities in WA. 

Currently, Cathryn is the Facilitator of the Legal Practice Management Course at the College of Law in WA. She also has her own business and works for a range of law firms and other businesses as a Professional Skills Trainer and Coach. Cathryn is also a Search Inside Yourself Certified Teacher.  

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