Search Inside Yourself Training Program - SIY

The 2019 Search Inside Yourself Training course is now full. We are also, no longer accepting waitlist applicants. Thank you very much for your interest. We hope to be able to being this training back next year.

In support of UBC's commitment to workplace health and wellbeing, HR is once again offering a unique professional development opportunity to UBC faculty and staff.

Developed at Google and founded in neuroscience, Search Inside Yourself (SIY) is a unique training program that uses emotional intelligence and mindfulness to optimize performance, build leadership skills and increase wellbeing. In times of rapid change, the SIY program can help participants build resilience, become adaptive and learn to thrive.

What the program offers:
  • An overview of the neuroscience supporting emotion and mindfulness
  • Exercises to focus attention and develop self-awareness (the foundation for emotional intelligence, self-mastery, and leadership)
  • Specific workplace applications to help you thrive and achieve greater emotional balance and focus
Program benefits:
  • Increase self-awareness and self-regulation
  • Gain practical takeaway skills, such as mindfulness, journaling, techniques for self-awareness and self-regulation
  • Learn to communicate with insight and awareness of others' emotions and perspectives

Program details:

  • Date: January 14 and 15, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), Point Grey Campus
  • Cost: $50 (eligible for Professional Development funding reimbursement)
  • 2-day, in-person, cohort-based training taught by two SIY-certified instructors (Jan. 14 & 15, 2019)
  • 4 weeks of follow-up exercises and content delivered by email, as well as conversations with participants from your cohort (mid-January to mid-February, TBC)
  • 1-hour debrief session via webinar to reunite instructors and cohort and integrate learning, answer questions and provide direction going forward (late February, TBC)
  • Lunch on both days of in-person training
  • Copies of the Search Inside Yourself book
  • Hardbound journals for each participant
Who can register:
  • Open to all staff and faculty at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan ((please note that Okanagan staff and faculty will need to arrange for their own travel and accommodation for the course duration).
  • Spots are limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis.

The deadline to register is January 4, 2019.

Questions? Email