CGIC National CPD Webinar – Mindful Leadership

The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada will be hosting a complimentary CPD session, Mindful Leadership, with Guest Speaker Paula Connolly, on March 23rd, 2022.

All CGIC members are invited to attend. Learn more and RSVP your attendance below.


Mindful Leadership
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 60-minute Zoom webinar
BC: 10:00 am PT; AB: 11:00 am MT; ON/QC 1:00 pm ET; Bermuda 2:00 pm AT

Speaker: Paula Connolly, Certified Trainer and Facilitator with Facilitate Discovery.

Session: Over the past 2 years, the role of leaders has changed dramatically. We, as leaders, are now more involved in monitoring and promoting the health and well-being of our team members and in encouraging work-life balance than ever before. We are expected to lead with authenticity, empathy, and flexibility. That means we can no longer afford to have distracted minds, reacting instead of responding—we need to become mindful leaders to meet the challenges of today and the future.


• Explore what it means to be a mindful leader and why it’s important for success
• Build awareness of how distracted we really are when we thought we were focused
• Explore why multi-tasking is a myth
• Discover how to stop reacting on autopilot and to train your mind to lead with focus and clarity



Paula Connolly, Certified Trainer and Facilitator with Facilitate Discovery

Paula Connolly is a Certified Trainer and Facilitator with Facilitate Discovery who, for the past 25 years, has helped leaders and employees to discover their true strengths and to adapt a flexible mindset to improve workplace and personal outcomes. She specializes in leadership and human resources training and coaching, both in-person and virtually.

Paula is the author of over 40 training programs for diverse audiences and is an Executive Contributor for Brainz Magazine, for whom she publishes a monthly article.

She lives in Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario, and has worked extensively with the Canadian federal government and the Ontario Public Service for over 20 years. Her private sector clients include the College of Nurses of Ontario, Professional Golfers’ Association, Certified Professional Accountants, CareerJoy, and Right Management. Paula’s mission in 2022 is to help people reach higher success through her masterclass Becoming a Dynamic Presenter and her leadership program Amplify Your Impact.

Paula has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, and certificates in Adult Education and Professional Courseware Design, Emotional Intelligence, and Personality Dimensions.

CGIC has been empowering aspiring governance professionals to excel for 100 years. There has never been a better time to be involved in governance and be an advocate for CGIC.  We are a community and together we will excel as leaders in the practice of good governance for 100 more.

Looking for structured CPD hours?  View our upcoming CPD sessions on our CPD event calendar or watch past CPD webinar recordings on the CGIC YouTube channel.

Have a suggestion for a CPD webinar topic or speaker?  Email the National Office.