Search Inside Yourself in Toronto!
Search Inside Yourself teaches tools for focus, team collaboration, and values-driven leadership, so you can create a better world for yourself and others.
- December 9 - 10 | 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Rotman School of Management
Program Language: English
Join the emerging movement of companies integrating evidence-based mindfulness in their workplaces.
Workplace studies prove that emotional competencies enhance performance, leadership effectiveness, and wellbeing.
Attention is the fundamental energy of the mind. How we direct our attention determines the mental habits we form, the emotions we develop, and the results we experience.
Research shows that mindfulness is a foundational skill that underpins the inner factors of growth: self-awareness, self-management, and emotional skills.
The SIY program includes:
Join us for a highly interactive 2-day program followed by a 4-week online journey as we explore mindfulness and emotional intelligence for inspiring wellbeing, collaboration and high performance.
Introduction to neuroscience, mindfulness and the five emotional intelligence capacities.
Weekly exercises and resources, delivered by email.
Reconnect with an SIY teacher to create a plan for sustained practice.
Search Inside Yourself is now approved by the International Coaching Federation. Coaches receive 13.5 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending SIY!
She has worked internationally facilitating mindfulness workshops and retreats within the sectors of education, healthcare and business.This has included work in Canada, Bhutan, India, Germany, France, the UK and USA.
She is an instructor for the Applied Mindfulness and Meditation Certificate Program at the University of Toronto in the Continuing Education Faculty. She holds a masters degree focused on bringing mindfulness into education, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine, with a focus on integrating mindfulness into healthcare settings.
She spent a year as the international program coordinator for Wake Up Schools, a global initiative to cultivate mindfulness in education, established by Nobel Peace Prize nominee, scholar and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Elli’s novel background in both academic research and mindfulness practice provides a distinct approach to her ongoing work teaching and researching in the field of mindfulness.
She is honoured to be a grant-making advisor for the Pollination Project, a foundation that gives seed grants to individual changemakers all over the world. Elli is dedicated to the cultivation of a compassionate and healthy society, and through her work she hopes to continue walking a path that leads there.
Annie has been developing the emotional intelligence of university students and corporate professionals for the last 15 years. She has co-created a large scale, ever-growing leadership development program for engineers at the University of Toronto. She has also designed in-depth corporate leadership development programs.
With a Masters degree in Adult Education and Counselling Psychology Annie is inspired to create exceptional learning experiences that connect people to their inner lives and promote authentic and compassionate leadership. SIYLI does this beautifully!
Book individually or for your team today.
$1800 CAD + HST
This is the best course I have EVER attended. Never before I have been able to sit for two whole days and be fully engrossed in every second. I will tell people that if they are wanting to transform their lives then they MUST attend this course.
SIY changed the way I deal with challenges. I actually remain calm in stressful situations, and colleagues look to me to find workable solutions to problems.
I like how SIY makes mindfulness practices very accessible to people. There’s a very strong hesitation, unwillingness, fear that comes up when you think about sitting down and trying some of these tools. The experience you get in the workshop dissipates that so you are able to take it with you. What these tools really do is increase self-awareness. When you become more self-aware you become more tolerant and more compassionate, and it leads to better relationships with family, friends, and in the workplace.
Inspiring. Cutting edge. What the new world of leadership look like.
Here are some frequently asked questions we receive
People join Search Inside Yourself for many reasons, including personal development and experiencing the program before bringing it to their company.
Consultants, coaches and therapists also enroll in SIY to evaluate whether to adopt the principles in their own work. Some attendees are new to mindfulness and meditation, while others are longtime practitioners.
SIY is an interactive two-day, in-person training, followed by four weeks of recommended peer-to-peer practices to sustain and integrate learning and self-directed growth from the inside out. The program includes sessions on mindfulness (the science of being present), self-awareness (understanding your thoughts, emotions and habits), self-management (skillfully managing your impulses and reactions), motivation (aligning your values and work), empathy (understanding others’ feelings and experiences) and leadership (influencing with compassion).
Search Inside Yourself is now approved by the International Coaching Federation. Coaches receive 13.5 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending SIY! Letters are available to anyone with confirmed program attendance, by request. After attending a program, simply send an email to [email protected] stating your name, date and location of the program, and requesting a "letter of completion for coaching credits."
Yes! SIYLI offers a limited number of scholarships to each of our programs. To apply, please complete this form.
We recognize that there is additional uncertainty for in-person programming in these current times.
If the program is cancelled you will be able to choose between transferring your registration to an upcoming SIY Online program, attending a future in-person program if available, or receiving a full refund.
SIYLI is unable to reimburse you for any costs you may have incurred associated with program attendance, such as accommodation and transport costs.
As per the University of Rotman's cancellation policy, all cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations made greater than 45 days of the program start date receive 100% refund minus a $500 administrative fee. Cancellations made between 16-45 calendar days of the program start date are subject to a fee of 50% of the program cost. Cancellations made within 15 calendar days of the program start date are subject to a fee of 100% of the program cost.
Safety and health are of the utmost importance to us and are crucial considerations when planning our in-person programs. We recognize that many participants are both excited by and concerned about in-person events given our current global situation.
For all of our in-person programs, we will be adhering to local guidelines given that the situation in each location is unique and ever-changing. While we wish we could share exactly what our protocols will be, we won’t know in full detail until a few weeks before the program starts. This gives us the flexibility to ensure our programs and choices are aligned with the most up-to-date local guidelines, policies and protocols.
You will receive an email 3-4 weeks before your in-person program outlining what to expect with regards to the COVID-19 precautions we will be taking and what we will be asking you to do to help us create a safe event. You will also receive information in that email about how to follow-up with us if you are not comfortable attending given the COVID-19 guidelines and numbers.
In the unfortunate case the program needs to be cancelled due to COVID-19, we will provide you a full refund for your ticket.
We appreciate your patience and understanding in advance and look forward to gathering with you safely in person again!
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected].