Work that is rooted in your passion is one of life's finest blessings
and something many of us desire. A big change at work, a period of unemployment,
the onset of retirement, or mere restlessness can force you to reflect
on what it is that guides you in your choice of and perspective on your
work. But any time is a good time to learn how to lessen the gap between
the reality of your work and your dream of "meaningful work."
The symbol is our tool tonight to help you connect with your guiding passion.
Symbols are bridges between what you clearly understand and what can only
be understood obliquely. Symbols help you deal with paradox and with uncertainty,
those unavoidable companions on any life journey that is "enfired"
by your soul. Explore the symbols of your passion through a hands-on encounter
with miniatures and through discussion, poetry and stories. Bring a journal
or blank paper.
JOANNA BEYERS, PhD, is a poet who for 20 years has been exploring
the relationship between the inner life of the symbol and the outer life
of work and action, between nature and experience. Joanna trained as a
natural scientist and policy analyst. Now she works with both organizations
and individuals as a facilitator, lifestyle/career coach and therapist-in-training,
specializing in leadership development, creative renewal, vocation, focus,
conciliation and collaboration. You can reach Joanna at WindOakDove@sympatico.ca.
REGISTRATION: $30 received by Monday January 24, or $40 at the
door. If you cannot manage the full fee at this time, register and pay
what you can before the 24th. Please send your name, workplace, address,
phone number and e-mail address to info@SpiritualityAtWork.org. To pay
by VISA , send the name embossed on your card, the number, and expiry
date. For security reasons, you may want to divide the card number into
two separate e-mails, leave it in a message 24/7 at 416-482-9175, or fax
416-482-9969. Seeds of Hope is the transaction that will appear on your
statement. Or mail cheques to: Centre for Spirituality at Work, Box 100,
162 Spruce St., Toronto M5A 2J5. Cancellations: You may substitute another
person for no additional fee.
LOCATION: The Friends' House Dining Room, 60 Lowther Avenue, 2
short blocks north of Bloor St. between Bedford Rd. and St. George St.
There's street parking in the area, and a paid lot on the east side of
Bedford just north of Bloor. By TTC, take the Bedford exit from the St.
George subway station
Bring your brochures & flyers for the networking table.
Following is the list of the other meaningful programs planned this year
to help you deepen the connection between who you are and the work you
do. They are offered by leaders with real passion for their work.
Toronto, Sat Jan. 29, An Introduction to Constructive Communication with
Guelph, Mon Jan. 31, You at Work: More than You Dream Possible! with BRYAN
Toronto, Tues Feb. 15, 22, Mar 1, Finding Vocation: Clarity + Courage
= Confidence with Dr. TIM ELLIOTT
Guelph, Mon Feb. 28, Journal Writing: Caring for the Soul at Work with
Toronto, Wed. Mar 2, Reception & Working with Spirit with LUCY REID
& Dr. FRED EVERS
Guelph, Wed Mar. 30, Words @ Work: Metaphor as Problem-Solver with CATHERINE
Toronto, Thurs Mar. 31, The Soul in Transition at Work with ANN COOMBS
Toronto, Wed Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, Re-Firement, Not Retirement with SYBILLA
Toronto, Tues April 26, Buddha in the Boardroom © with Dr. LLOYD
Guelph, Sat Apr. 30, Finding Vocation: Clarity + Courage = Confidence
with Dr. TIM ELLIOTT
Toronto, Tues. May 17, Second Innocence: Renewing the Work Journey with
Dr. JOHN IZZO