Publication Date

Spring 5-10-2019

Document Type

Capstone project: Open access

Degree Name

MA Leadership Studies


Leadership Studies


Facilitation skills have value in any setting where one seeks to persuade others, obtain deeper interaction in meetings, encourage or motivate others, make a lasting impact, and energize others. “Mindful Facilitation” integrates the ability to bring mindfulness, empathy, and connection to facilitation practice. This paper presents an applied project in creating a workshop developed to link adaptive leadership theories with the best practices of successful facilitation with the intent of raising facilitator confidence. The results show that confidence levels are raised when workshop participants learn facilitation skills that are rooted in mindfulness.