Mindfulness series vol. 3: Mindfulness Practice for Professional Development and Personal Growth

November 1, 2023


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / International students / Alumni / Companies / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) November 14, 2023 12:00 — 13:00
Location Online
Venue Online (via Zoom)
Capacity 100 people
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required

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Registration Period October 31, 2023 — November 14, 2023

Mindfulness Series Vol. 3: Mindfulness Practice for Professional Development and Personal Growth

Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 12:00-13:00
Venue: Zoom
Language: English with simultaneous guidance in Japanese
Speaker: Marco Garrido
Interpreter: Hiro Saito
Organizer: Global Faculty Development


In this online interactive workshop, Professor Marco Garrido will share how his mindfulness practice has positively influenced his professional development while maintaining well-being and work-life balance. Contrary to the common perception that career success may sometimes appear at odds with personal well-being and family life, he will show how they can be reconciled through mindful awareness and skillful actions. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage in mindfulness exercises guided by Professor Garrido and gain practical experience in applying these principles to their daily routines. This hands-on approach aims to empower participants to discover practical ways to cultivate a deeper and more purposeful connection between their professional endeavors and personal lives.

Speaker Bio

Marco Garrido is an Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Sociology at the University of Chicago. His work has primarily focused on examining the relationship between the urban poor and the middle class in Manila, specifically within the context of slums and upper- and middle-class enclaves. His research project aims to establish a connection between this relationship and urban structure on one hand and political dissensus on the other. Through this, he highlights the significant role of class in shaping urban space, social life, and politics.

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