Mindful and Compassionate Leadership


5 Days, 4 Industry Experts

Expand your leadership style with modern, relevant techniques designed to help you connect with others on a deeper level.


FEE-HELP Available

As of 2021/2022, there is $106,319 in FEE-HELP available for students. No loan fees or application fees apply to postgraduate students.


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Do you want to become a mindful and compassionate leader? Mindful & Compassionate Leadership will transform the way you think and feel about leadership. Spend five days with four of the best experts in the field, on the beautiful grounds of Nan Tien, for a journey of deep immersion as you discover how to lead bravely and with heart.

Course Faculty

To learn and embody how leaders thrive in today’s fast-paced and changing landscape by transforming your deepest unconscious drivers and how to connect deeply with your people – staff, clients, stakeholders –  to create high trust, values based, engaged and growth mindset cultures. 

Helene Orr


“We all have to be leaders now in different scenarios and this course is designed to enrich and deepen your skills for leading yourself and others with resilience, compassion and wisdom as you navigate the leadership challenges and opportunities you face every day. We need not just technical skills but also emotional and relational intelligence to respond consciously and compassionately to the challenges we meet.”

Meg Hart

M.AppSc, B.SocSc

Organisations whose core business involves traumatised people are at increased risk of becoming traumatised organisations. Unlocking the effect of trauma within an organisation is a leadership role and responsibility and requires a mindful and compassionate approach to recovery. NTI’s Mindful and Compassionate Leadership program provides students with the skill necessary to undertake this important leadership work.
Susan Sumskis


Subject Overview

This course will empower you to develop a mindful and compassionate approach to leadership that is responsive to contemporary issues and challenges. Through the exploration of personal beliefs, values and strengths, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of what it means to lead in this changing, modern world. Drawing on contemporary insights from neuroscience, behavioural science, leadership studies and the wisdom traditions, you will develop a leadership approach underpinned by emotional intelligence, mindful presence, restorative conversation, and the logic of compassion. Through practice, reflection, discussion and role-play you will develop a deep understanding of western and eastern approaches to leadership and a personal leadership vision. This course will be of great value to leaders and managers in all fields who aspire to lead more mindfully and compassionately. You will come to understand and practise ethical relational responsibility, lead in ways that develop trust and a sense of safety in you, the leader, and your organisation. The skills and understanding that you deepen through this course will enhance your personal life and relationships.

Learning Outcomes

  • Comparatively, analyze western and eastern leadership styles
  • Understand the logic of compassion and the ethics of relational responsibility
  • Employ skillful action, reflection, and mindful contemplation to continuously develop as a leader
  • Assess situations accurately, including crises, and make appropriate decisions to foster beneficial outcomes for themselves, others, and the common good.

Subject Structure

This subject runs for 5 weeks (including 5 days on-campus), via our online learning platform NTiLearn and includes broad topic areas such as:

  • Western and Eastern leadership styles
  • The psychology of leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Circle of safety
  • Unconscious bias
  • Deep listening
  • Perspective-taking capacity
  • Restorative practice
  • Organisational trauma

Census Date: 30 August
Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery: Online, On-Campus
On-Campus Workshop: 30 August – 3 September



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