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Provided by: University Information Services - Staff Learning & Development

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UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Search Inside Yourself Programme


What is the Search Inside Yourself programme?

The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) programme will teach emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration, and effective leadership.

Search Inside Yourself was born at Google from a dream to change the world. It began in 2007 when a team of leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience and emotional intelligence developed an internal course for fellow Google employees. It quickly became an incredibly popular training program within Google as well as other corporate, non-profit and government organisations around the world

The mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills you'll learn will help you:

  • Experience greater well-being, resilience and stress management
  • Improve performance, collaboration and empathy
  • Increase effectiveness and decision-making capacity
  • Cultivate innovative, creative thinking
  • Build more effective relationships
Target audience
  • UIS Staff
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered

The program includes sessions on:

  • mindfulness - the science of being present
  • self-awareness - understanding your thoughts, emotions and habits
  • self-management - skilfully managing your impulses and reactions
  • motivation - aligning your values and work
  • empathy - understanding others’ feelings and experiences
  • leadership - influencing with compassion
Presenter Information

Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan has a decade long career as Bioinformatician at the EMBL-EBI, an Inter-Governmental research organisation. Trusted Advisor at the EMBL's Ombud's Office and is a representative for a collaborative, stimulating and supportive working environment. She sits in the Steering Committee of Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering and is also doing SIY training program for the following institutions: Sanger Institute, EMBL- EBI, Babraham Institute and NHS.


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