Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 18:30 to 21:00

The Sustainable Communities Programme of Initiatives of Change UK is organising a direct and experiential two-hour journey in experiencing mindfulness as a way of being, as a way of leading change and in enabling communities to truly thrive and be vibrant.

Why this workshop?

Geoff McDonald
Geoff McDonald
Communities, as we know, have always been the bedrock of society. We are at a time where the very nature of community life is being threatened by the sense of separation within and between people.

This workshop is focussed on enabling anyone who is engaged in favourably impacting society, and being the best they can, to experience how being mindful can facilitate clarity, transformational change and conscious action.

The Panelists will be as follows:

Geoff McDonald, Global VP HR, Marketing & Communications, Sustainability at Unilever will share his personal health recovery experience and why it is imperative that organisations embrace mindfulness in the times we live in.

Graham Watts
Graham Watts
Graham Watts, Global Director of Education & Training at the Hawn Foundation, will share his perspectives on mindfulness and its applicability in education and the recent developments in neuroscience that support mindfulness as a way of enabling well-being.

Rohan Narse, former investment banker and entrepreneur and now an author and mindfulness practitioner, will lead a session on mindfulness as
a way of living and its benefits in forming meaningful relationships.

The event will be moderated by Don de Silva, a former senior official of the United Nations Environment Programme, and currently Head of Programme Administration at IofC UK.


Rohan Narse
Rohan Narse
Those attending the workshop, will have the following benefits:

• Experience the art of being in conscious communication and its impact in building relationships

• Understand how being mindful is an every moment possibility and how it creates the conditions for favourable change

• Connect with a larger conscious community network that is engaged in enabling sustainable change in their lives and their communities

The agenda will include: an introduction to mindfulness and its relevance for communities; a panel discussion; a guided process on being mindful; group sharing and collective learning.

Date: 29 April 2014, 6:30pm for 7pm    
Venue: The Initiatives of Change Centre, 24 Greencoat Place, Victoria, London SW1 1RD

Refreshments from 6.30pm; performances at 7.00pm; ending 9pm.

RSVP by email or tel: 020 7798 6000
Entry is free but space is limited to 100. There will be a collection for expenses.

Map of how to find Greencoat Place