One Second Ahead

Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness


Jacqueline Carter, Rasmus Hougaard

June 9-11, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$420 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

In today’s fast-paced world, do you often find yourself distracted at work when you need to focus? Are you a leader who wants to increase productivity and positivity in the workplace? Research shows that 47 percent of the time we are mentally off-task, doing one thing while thinking about another.

Join Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter of the Potential Project—a leading global provider of organizational effectiveness programs based on mindfulness—to learn tools that enhance performance and well-being in the workplace. This workshop is based on more than a decade of experience bringing mindfulness practices into world-renowned organizations, including Microsoft, Google, IKEA, and Lego.

You will learn:

  • How to practice mindfulness to enhance performance, creativity, and resilience
  • The latest scientific research on beneficial mental strategies for taming the easily distracted mind
  • Applications for tools that are proven to promote focus, clarity, creativity, and insight.

This highly interactive and experiential program combines mindfulness practice, facilitated discussion, small group work, and individual reflection for a highly impactful and engaging learning experience.

You will leave skillfully able to apply mindfulness to your work and life, with a set of experiments to help you notice the difference when you get home.

Faculty Bio

Jacqueline Carter

Jacqueline Carter, a management and organizational development expert, is an international partner of The Potential Project, whose mission is to enhance organizational and individual performance and well-being through skillful application of mindfulness in a corporate context.

Also the director of the North American branch of the organization, Jacqueline has more than 20 years of experience supporting organizations‰ in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors‰ going through large-scale change.

With a master‰’s degree in organizational behavior, she has held a wide range of leadership and consulting roles across a range of industries, including transportation, oil and gas, insurance, and government. For the past decade, Jacqueline has been teaching mindfulness in organizations, helping them integrate mindfulness practices into daily organizational life in order to increase focus, clarity, and results.

Her clients include Google, Sony, American Express, Suncor, and RBC, among others, and she has led sessions on corporate mindfulness at numerous international conferences. She contributes regularly to the Huffington Post and has appeared on Breakfast Television as well as radio talk shows.

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Rasmus Hougaard

Rasmus Hougaard is the founder and managing director of The Potential Project, whose mission is to enhance organizational and individual performance and well-being through skillful application of mindfulness in a corporate context.

With a master‰’s degree in organizational development and adult learning, and more than 15 years‰’ experience in practicing and teaching mindfulness training, Rasmus launched The Potential Project in 2009, following years of working with leading scientists, corporate executives, and mind-training experts. The organization works with Fortune 500 companies in more than 20 countries‰—their clients include Accenture, Nike, American Express, Microsoft, and Google.

Rasmus and his 100 colleagues in The Potential Project have helped countless individuals and organizational teams become more mindful and effective in everything they do.

Why Attend

  • Increase your ability to accomplish what you need to, even when you are surrounded by the potential for distractions that pull you off course.

  • Lead by example, motivating your team by being fully present and able to skillfully balance a variety of demands.

  • Get familiar with the nature of your thoughts—and learn to direct your attention to where you will have the greatest positive impact.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • What to Wear

    Comfortable clothing


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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