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ERM Mindfulness Seminars

With reduced opportunities to interact and socialize physically, we are experiencing upward pressure on our stress and downward pressure on our productivity. At the same time, the latest studies in neuroscience show how the human brain’s greatest potential for growth and change lies within mindfulness: the act of recognizing all feelings — including stress — to live in the present and envision the solutions.

To help reduce stress and improve focus, the Columbia University Enterprise Risk Management M.S. program invites you to a series of mindfulness workshops. Each session will incorporate mindfulness practices and guided meditations for strengthening the same top emotional intelligence skills highlighted in the Search Inside Yourself program developed by Google and leading neuroscience, business and mindfulness experts.

Each mindfulness session is an opportunity for participants to practice a range of guided meditations for:

  • improving performance and productivity
  • developing self-awareness for enhanced communication
  • connecting to others with self-compassion
  • increasing creativity with open awareness and 
  • leading with empathy and collaboration.

Session Dates

Sessions run from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET on the following Monday mornings. You may register for as many sessions as you'd like through the RSVP link.

  • Monday, September 14
  • Monday, September 21
  • Monday, September 28
  • Monday, October 5
  • Monday, October 12
  • Monday, October 19
  • Monday, October 26
  • Monday, November 9
  • Monday, November 16
  • Monday, November 23

Additional Information

Each mindfulness workshop will address the role of attention training in building clarity and developing connections with our classmates and colleagues. As a safe space to calm the mind, we welcome an online environment that fosters creativity and self-compassion.

Workshops are free of charge and available to students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the ERM program, as well as that of all other SPS programs.

For more information or questions about registration, please contact Jay Hirsch at jh3975 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu.