Hinrich Mercker | 18.11.2016

How mindfulness based leadership can contribute to the creation of a more sustainable society

Hinrich Mercker | Source: Karoline Wolf
Hinrich Mercker | Source: Karoline Wolf

Workshop  18.11.2016 | 10 am – 5 pm | Waldhaus Freiburg

Mind: Course fee is 25€ mainly required for room rent.  If you are interested to attend the workshop please register here: REGISTRATION FOR THE WORKSHOP

About: Hinrich Mercker works as coach, international facilitator and consultant on leadership development with multi-disciplinary teams and organizations across all sectors. His work is deeply inspired by Viktor E. Frankl, Thich Nhat Hanh and Otto Scharmer. Hinrich is alumni of MIT’s Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) and lectured at Berlin’s Free University as well as at the University of Potsdam. He can be reached at: www.merckerundmiketta.de

 Workshop: Mindful leadership considers the actual purpose of leadership, which is sustainable development. As elaborated by Sara Parkin in her outstanding work on sustainability leadership (www.saraparkin.org/positive-deviance/), mindful leadership thereby recognizes the interconnectedness of both the problems and the solutions involved. Therefore, the workshop will introduce and focus on four keys to mindfulness-based leadership: Mindful communication (deep listening and mindful speech), awareness practises and reflection (individual journaling, dialogue walks and sharing in a circle), value consciousness and innovative and co-creative action. Experiencing these four practises the participants of the workshop will mobilise head, heart and hands. The tools, approaches and insights are based on Otto Scharmer’s Theory U (www.presencing.com) as well as on Thich Nhat Hanh’s concept of Interbeing (www.plumvillage.org) and on Charles Eisenstein’s vision for transition (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjoxh4c2Dj0). The workshop will be held in an atmosphere of openness, presence, humour and playfulness and at the same time address the question how this spirit can be transferred and applied in real life challenges.


The workshop will take place at the Waldhaus Freiburg. Maximum 20 participants. Course fee is 25€ mainly required for room rent. If you are interested to attend the workshop please register here. There may be additional costs if you wish to attend a lunch at a restaurant nearby.