Becoming a mindful leader – escape your auto pilot

Event Details

  • 29 May 2018
  • 8:30am - 10:00am
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Auckland Policy Office, Level 6, 45 Queen Street, Auckland


Today’s leaders need to be fully present, focused and adaptable.

Facing increasing pressure and complexity, public sector leaders need to be able to think clearly to make the hard decisions. And, with a focus on building innovative teams to respond to challenges, leaders need to develop greater resilience for themselves and their teams.

Mindfulness is a critical skill to help leaders develop greater resilience, cognitive flexibility and presence with their people.

Mindfulness training has been shown to enhance leadership effectiveness. It trains our focus and helps us escape our automatic pilot, so we can be more connected with our teams, building a positive work environment.

In this Learning Lab, find out how you can put mindfulness into practice. When you do, you’ll see yourself and your team get better at listening and decision-making, an increase in productivity and stress levels reduced.


Robyne Blood is an Organisational and Leadership Development expert who has incorporated Mindfulness training in Executive coaching and Executive leadership training. Director of her own consultancy, Robyne also works in collaboration with McKinsey and Company primarily working with senior leaders in the public and private sector helping to create change and development at multiple levels – individual, team, and BU.

Who can attend

LDC members

This event is free for all LDC members. Numbers limited to 50, so book early to avoid disappointment. Register at

Non-LDC members

Non-LDC members are welcome to attend, with a fee of $50 + GST. Please email to register.

Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend, please contact by 23 May 2018, so that we may offer your place to a wait-listed person.