14 Week Integrative Inquiry/Compassion Course

Adapted from the version that is offered to doctoral students enrolled in ED 815, this 14-week course, designed, facilitated, and evaluated by Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, will meet for one-hour per week in an online face-to-face environment with one 18-20 minute online video to prep participants for the exercises they will experience in their online face-to-face environment.

Weekly Practice Webinars:  (practice for your Integrative Inquiry (INIQ)/Mindful Compassionate Leadership exercises online in a community)

Discussion Listserv  (education.integrativeinquiry@sdsu.edu):   If you would like to be a member, and have not yet received an invitation, please contact Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Ph.D.

Informal Practices   (for anytime, anywhere)

Practice Resources pdf Handouts

Frequently Asked Questions

Designed for who have a desire to heighten their own self-awareness and optimize organizational transformation, this course intends for participants to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Increased ability to direct attention to the desired object of attention on demand
  • Increased ability to manage emotions, particularly difficult emotions on demand
  • Increased ability to regulate stress and anxiety on demand
  • Increased awareness of the relationship of thoughts to bodily sensations, emotions, and choices made
  • Increased compassionate dialogue
  • Increased compassionate interactions
  • Increased awareness and acceptance of the consequences of choices
  • Increased resilience
  • Increased collaboration, creativity, and productivity among diverse workgroups
  • Increased pro-social behavior • Decreased implicit bias, implicit racism, and stereotype threat
  • Increase openness to the practice of restorative justice

Welcome Invitation & Pre-Assessment
Note: Please complete this pre-assessment prior to beginning this class….

Please complete the post-assessment found at

Questions and Comments: Please contact Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Ph.D.