Search Inside Yourself 2017

7 - 8 Dec, 2017
Dance Atelier 2, Level 3, Stephen Riady Centre, UTown, National University of Singapore 2 College Avenue West, 138607, Singapore
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Search Inside Yourself was born at Google from one engineer’s dream to change the world. 

It began in 2007 when veteran engineer Chade-Meng Tan assembled leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience and emotional intelligence to develop an internal course for his fellow Googlers. It quickly became the company’s most popular training program. Learn more here:

Backed by world experts in neuroscience, mindfulness and emotional intelligence, Search Inside Yourself has already changed thousands of lives across the globe.

Here are some of the survey results from the 350+ people who attended a recent SIY training in Sydney:

  • 89% reported improved ability to reduce stress
  • 91% reported enhanced clarity of mind
  • 79% reported increased energy levels
  • 91% reported improved ability to remain calm
  • 85% reported increased ability to connect with others


The highly interactive and experiential programme includes the following core components:

  • Overview of the neuroscience of emotion, perception and behavior change
  • Definition of emotional intelligence and its personal and professional benefits
  • Attention training to enable greater emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-mastery, motivation, and connection with self and others
  • Principles and practices for developing healthy mental habits that accelerate well-being, including effective listening, generosity, empathy, communication and social skills
  • Mindfulness and reflection practices that support happiness, thriving and overall well-being
  • Exercises include attention training practice, dyad conversations, writing, walking and group conversations


The workshop will be conducted by two master trainers from the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute in San Francisco.

Rich Fernandez, CEO of SIYLI
He was previously the director of executive education and people development at Google, where he was also one of the first SIY teachers. Rich previously founded Wisdom Labs and has also served in senior roles at eBay, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America. He received his PhD in Psychology from Columbia University and is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review.

Michelle Maldonado
Michelle is a former attorney, turned business leader with more than two decades of experience across the nonprofit, legal, online media and online learning communities. She brings compassion and wisdom cultivated from her professional experience and over 30 years of meditation practice to her work with teams and organizations to help them lead with focus, resiliency and sustainability. Michelle is passionate about transformation and growth and avidly reflects this in her keynotes, workshops and writings. A graduate of Barnard College and George Washington University Law School, she is co-founder of the Northern Virginia Conscious Business Alliance and has received Top Corporate Leader & Woman of the Year awards.
Whether you are coming for personal or professional development or to check out the SIY program for your organization, you will learn foundational skills to:


The content is a strong introduction to mindfulness in a secular non- spiritual application that can be used and applied both in a corporate sense and also for personal application and transformation.

- Fiona Hathaway, Microsoft Services Asia HR Leader, Microsoft Asia

“This is not about making employees happy,” she said. “It’s about how to get out of a rut ... There is incredible science and research behind the value of opening your mind, daydreaming and forgetting and reremembering.” [We] plan to bring the course to all 6,000 managers, who oversee the majority of SAP employees. [I] encourage all employees to partake and plan for all new hires to be exposed to the concepts during onboarding.

- Jenny Dearborn Chief Learning Officer SAP

 The programme is for professionals who wants to enhance their effectiveness and to expand their leadership skills.
  • HR and learning & development professionals
  • Managers & executives
  • Coaches & mental health professionals
  • And anyone who is interested in emotional intelligence

The program begins at 9:00am and ends at 5:00pm both days.
Parking available on site.
Seach Inside Yourself Leadership Institute's mission is to develop wise and compassionate leaders worldwide - thus creating the conditions for world peace. We therefore want to ensure that all current and future leaders have access to these programs. We recognize that the fees for the 2-Day program can be limiting for some participants.  As such, we are offering a limited number of need-based scholarships with some of our programs.
If you would like to apply to receive a scholarship, please complete the following application by one month before the program you would like to attend. scholarship application link

If you're unable to attend a program that you've registered and paid for, there are a couple of options:
Transfer to another participant: Tickets are fully transferable to another person at any time. Contact Centre for Future-ready Graduates to give us the name and email of the attendee in your place.
Full or partial refund: You are eligible for a full refund until one month prior to the event. If you cancel between one to three weeks before the program, you can receive a refund less a 25% processing fee. If you cancel within 1 week of the program you are not eligible for a refund.
Unfortunately, registrations are not transferable between programs and we are unable to provide credit for future programs.
Refunds will be processed within 15 days of notification of cancellation.

The Centre for Future-ready Graduates (CFG) is a first-of-its-kind centre developing holistic education programmes to equip students and working professionals for successful future careers and to enable them to lead happy and meaningful lives. Our vision is to be the leader in developing future-ready global talent.

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