UMaine Hutchinson Center Announces Mindful Leadership Certificate Program starting April 13

Belfast, ME – A two-day workshop focused on mindful leadership in professional and workplace settings will be offered this spring at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center at 80 Belmont Ave., Belfast.

At the Mindful Leadership workshop, to be held April 13 and 27, 8:30 a.m. –3:30p.m., attendees will practice mindfulness meditation, learn competencies of mindful leadership and discuss strategies for being calmer, more clear-minded and emotionally aware in the workplace.

Mindful Leadership will introduce participants to practical ways to bring mindfulness to daily work life. Based on the corporate mindfulness work of author Rasmus Hougaard, “One Second Ahead; Enhance the Performance at Work with Mindfulness”, the workshop will introduce tools and teach techniques for implementing mindfulness at work to enhance focus, clarity, relationships, and results. During each session, participants will have the opportunity to practice mindfulness meditation, and discuss guidelines to change how they think about people, themselves, and things in the workplace with a goal of being more calm, clear-minded, and emotionally aware.

The program facilitator, Mary Doyle, M.A., R.N., earned a graduate degree in organizational development from Emerson College, a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Maine and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Maine.

Doyle is qualified as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher by the University of California, San Diego Center for Mindfulness. She has additional MBSR teacher training from Bangor University in the United Kingdom. Doyle is the owner of Mindfulness to Work, a private practice that provides training, coaching and leadership training based on the principals of mindfulness throughout New England.

The cost of the two-day workshop is $215 with need-based scholarships available. A light breakfast, refreshments, materials, and lunch are included. A UMaine certificate in Mindful Leadership is awarded upon completion. CEU’s are available.

For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Diana McSorley, 207.338.8093, To register online visit

About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant and sea grant university. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 67 countries. It currently enrolls 11,240 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral programs and master’s degrees in 85 fields; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit