|The Centre for Spirituality at Work|
Continuing Education program of the University of Toronto's St. Michael's College
The 2002-2003 Spirituality in the Workplace Program
Hello to friends of the Centre for Spirituality at Work. I'm delighted to announce our 2002/2003 program in partnership with the Continuing Education program of the University of Toronto's St. Michael's College. Favourites from last year are being repeated, and new programs and program leaders have been added. Please mark your calendars.
Registration is through St. Mike's at email@example.com, 416-926-7254. VISA is accepted. The programs will be held at various central locations. And please take a look at the Continuing Ed. section at www.utoronto.ca/stmikes to see the hundreds of amazing courses they offer.
The Mentors Circle teaches and supports self-employed professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs to determine and act on the next step to strengthen or build their business. Each person identifies what's important now - and sets monthly goals. Each meeting will have an information segment, as well as time for brainstorming and problem solving. Group members will support one another both during and between meetings using caring pressure with humour as they build a larger support group for themselves and their business.
Elizabeth Verwey of HomeOffice Mentors (www.HomeOfficeMentors.com) has
15 years of successful self-employment and now helps others manage their
time and space more effectively - so there's more time to play!
TIME: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
FEE: $100 per session and $20 materials
The Enneagram is a powerful system for understanding human motivation that offers amazing insights into the way we perceive and relate. Its origins are believed to date back to at least 14th century Sufism; and its acceptance today was developed partly through its use in Jesuit communities. Applied in our work and workplaces as a tool for self-awareness, leadership, relationships and teambuilding, it illuminates the deeper "why" behind a person's preferred strategies, and opens the door to greater compassion and flexibility.
Helen Peacock, MSc, Turning Point International, consults and trains
Our unique expression of spirit manifests in our lives, including our work lives, when we can be connected to our innate creativity. Seeing our lives as a whole rather than many separate parts can be essential to maintaining our balance, peace of mind and creativity. Through a series of exercises, discussions, writing, visualization and the artistic process (no talent necessary!), we will uncover blocks that may be inhibiting a more integrated, creative life at work and move towards the reclaiming of a deeper relationship to spirit, creativity and self.
Marsha Stonehouse is an artist who has been creatively exploring painting,
drawing, sculpture, dance, music, writing, martial arts, travel, and psychotherapy
while on her spiritual journey.
TIME: 7pm - 9:30pm
Fee: $100 plus $20 materials
There are many factors that keep individuals from reaching their potential as leaders; this seminar will focus on seven. We will explore why we often find it difficult to get past them and learn practical tools that might help us in our quest. Through discussion, journaling, and small group interactive exercises, participants will be challenged to acknowledge and articulate their personal barriers and take the steps to overcome them.
Cheryl Nafziger-Leis, PhD, counsels, mentors and trains individuals (including
many leaders) and groups to help achieve personal growth and professional
success, especially in the midst of life's questionings and transitions.
DATE: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002
TIME: 9:30am - 4:30pm (Bring lunch)
Explore the relationship of emotional intelligence and the leadership challenge in large, small, for-profit, non-profit, and religious organizations today. First we learn about the world of emotional intelligence, its research and applications. Next, we discuss the relationship of emotional intelligence and organizational excellence. And finally we will apply our key conclusions to the theme: "The Emotionally Intelligent Organization."
Michael Rock, MTh, EdD, is an MBA professor and a licensed EQ-i
Coach and Facilitator. He co-authored The 7 Pillars of Visionary Leadership:
Aligning Your Organization for Enduring Success (Harcourt Brace).
TIME: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Often we hear about balancing one's work & one's life - as if they are separate objects to be moved into just the right arrangement. Life Integrity suggests that integration rather than balance is at issue: placing yourself in the middle of your life, claiming and integrating your work, family, friends, finances, and so on into one life ... this is living with integrity. John Bryan will teach us a process and tools for self awareness and life integration that includes twilight imagery, journaling, and internal dialogue. He studied and worked for many years with Ira Progoff, the founder of Dialogue House, creator of the Intensive Journal Process, author of "At a Journal Workshop", and the developer of the process.
John Bryan, DMin, is a senior organization & executive development consultant whose clients include GE, Inco, Barclays, VISA and The Government of Canada. He was a founding member of ACCORD (our partner organization, the Association of Creative Change in Organization Renewal and Development) and is widely published in the areas of ethics, organizational behavior, professional and personal development. John has been a pastor, chaplain, leadership development director, CEO and Chairman, Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto. You can reach John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE & TIME:
$250, $175 for St. Mike's Blue Card Passport Holders.
Bring a 3-ring binder and 50+ sheets of lined paper.
Toronto School of Theology, downstairs in the lounge, 47 Queen's Park Crescent East, 1 block north of Wellesley St. at St. Joseph St. between Queen's Park and Museum subway stations. Metered street parking is in front, a paid lot behind.
Register through U. of T's St. Michaels College Continuing Education
at 416-926-7254, email@example.com. VISA is accepted. Please
take a look at the Continuing Ed. section at www.utoronto.ca/stmikes to
learn about the Blue Card Passport and to see the hundreds of amazing
courses they offer.
Connecting who you are and what you do amazingly shifts work from being only a job to being vocation. You may find that you are already in the place to where you are called, but just didn't have the eyes to see it. Or you may find that a dramatic change demanding real courage is called for. Or you may find true vocation can start after retirement. Join us for three programs to help you on this journey. They are best when taken as a series, but can be selected separately.
Weekend of February 21st to 23rd
Our whole life is an act of worship. In ordinary life we serve as priests at the altar. -- Novalis.
* What have been the inner sources guiding my life?
If you are searching for vocation, purpose and passion in your life, these vital questions are fundamental to your quest. Join our weekend workshop and be led through a reflective and artistic program that will explore the hidden patterns and meanings of your own inner and outer biography. Your outer biography is represented by your lifes unique tasks, experiences, challenges and circumstances. On this path your inner self has been continually invited to unfold and contribute in a landscape of meetings, opportunities, relationships and crises.
This workshop is designed to help individuals grow their understanding of their own biography and begin to answer these questions, leading toward enthusiasm, meaning and direction for the next period of their lives. It is spread over three days, giving you the concentrated time both in small group and in individual reflection that can release deep and significant revelations. The great aah-haas of life!
Hamo Hammond is an Organizational Development specialist with twenty three years of corporate and public sector experience helping leaders develop high performance people and organizations. In 1987, Hamo founded and directed the internationally recognized Community Development Resource Association (CDRA) in Cape Town, which offered organizationl development consulting to more than 180 NGOs and Community Based Development Organizations throughout Africa.
Based now in Toronto where he founded Catalyst Consulting in 1993, Hamo has formed a resource network of Canadian professionals. They specialize in organizational culture change with a focus on developing extra-ordinary performance and quality through molding the leadership behaviours, organization practices and systems that drive human learning, innovation, collaboration, leadership and initiative. Hamo also coaches individual business leaders and internal change agents. He is the Past-President of our partner organization, ACCORD (Association for Creative Change in Organization Renewal & Development) and sits on the Boards of several foundations and community organizations. His clients have included Volkswagen South Africa and North America, Stentor, Norwich Life, Barclays Bank (South Africa), Waldorf Schools of Ontario, Planned Parenthood, and the office of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Academically, he holds an MBA and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering. You can reach Hamo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 7 9:30pm, Saturday, 9 4:30pm (Bring lunch), Sunday
FEE: $250, or $175 for St. Mikes Blue Card Passport holders
Toronto School of Theology, downstairs in the lounge, 47 Queen's Park Crescent East, 1 block north of Wellesley Street at St. Joseph Street between Queen's Park and Museum subway stations. Metered street parking is in front, a paid lot behind.
Register through U. of T's St. Michael's College Continuing Education at 416-926-7254, email@example.com.
VISA is accepted. Please take a look at the Continuing Ed. section at
www.utoronto.ca/stmikes to learn about the Blue Card Passport and to see
the hundreds of amazing courses they offer.
This interactive career-planning program combines self-knowledge, intuition and guidance, relaxation and visualization, with the practicalities of the identification of solid options, decision making processes and personal financial awareness. Group work while we are together, and individual work between classes and following the program can lead to an understanding of your potential careers for heart and spirit. Materials consist of a workbook and two CDs entitled Identifying the Dream and Creating the Dream.
Sybilla Mannsfeldt, BA, is a career transition consultant keenly interested
in helping motivated individuals to find their "best fit" to
use their innate talents and potential while making their unique contribution
to society with their work.
TIME: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
FEE: $100 plus $60 materials
To help you integrate all your new knowledge and self-knowledge, to aid your search for discernment and clarity in your calling, we will gather for a retreat on the Toronto Islands. Through your interaction with the natural world, you may gain further insights and an ecological context for your vocation. Our sense of calling in the new millennium must not only 'be in service of other people's hungers' but must also be in service to the earth if we are to achieve inner and outer harmony. Bring with you your deepest question regarding your work.
Marianne Karsh, MScF, Arborvitae (www.arborvitae.org), has a deep passion
for re-connecting people to the earth through her in-depth knowledge of
spiritual traditions as they relate to the beneficial aspects of nature
and her background as a Registered Professional Forester and research
DATE: Saturday, May 3, 2003
TIME: 9:45am Ward's Island Ferry - 5pm (Bring lunch.)
Stress has surpassed the common cold as the most prevalent occupational health problem. Its associated effects can be crippling to mind and spirit as well as the physical body. Stress reduces our effectiveness, blocks our creativity, and damages our relationships as it saps our vitality and undermines our health. Explore practical ways to release physical and emotional tension so our bodies can begin to heal themselves. Learn new strategies and ways of thinking that reduce our vulnerability to stress and have the potential to transform all aspects of our lives.
G. Ross Lawford, PhD, former university professor & business executive,
helps people individually and in workplaces in their quest for fuller,
healthier, and more meaningful professional and personal lives. Author
of The Quest for Authentic Power: Getting Past Manipulation, Control,
And Self- Limiting Beliefs.
TIME: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
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