The Centre for Spirituality at Work



Metaphor as Problem-Solver



Wednesday March 30, 2005
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
University of Guelph, Ontario

At work we are challenged regularly to "think outside the box". How often do you try to do this, but with varying degrees of success? Join poet Catherine Graham for an evening of thinking through the box. Discover a well-reasoned and imaginative approach to problem-solving with metaphors, transforming your challenges by using words and images. The result of linking both your left brain (analytical) and your right brain (imagistic) is insightful and practical information that emerges organically from thinking through the box. A past participant claims: "If you have half a mind to solve a problem, it's not enough! Catherine Graham's training has given us techniques to combine the strengths of the analytical and creative halves of our minds to develop innovative, lasting solutions."

Catherine Graham, M.A., ( is a poet and creative writing instructor who was inspired to create WORDS @ WORK through her involvement with the Burlington Art Centre’s annual conference ABC: Art, Business & Creativity. She has now offered her unique workshop through the Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning, McMaster University, the Summer Institute Conference at the University of Windsor, Sheridan College and Centauri Arts. Catherine is author of the acclaimed chapbook The Watch and the recently published poetry collection Pupa. Her work has been anthologized internationally, published on CBC’s Sounds Like Canada website, broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster, and is included in The White Page: Twentieth Century Irish Women Poets. You can reach Catherine at

Registration: $30 received by Wednesday March 24, or $40 at the door. If you cannot manage the full fee at this time, please register and pay what you can before the 24th. Please send your name, workplace, address, phone number and e-mail address to 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: University of Guelph, in Room 442 in the University Centre building. This large grey building is northeast of Gordon St. and Stone Rd. From Gordon St. turn east into the campus at South Ring Rd., the first traffic signals north of Stone Rd. The University Centre is prominently the end of a small road that runs north. Gordon St. is a continuation of Brock Rd. northbound, which is the exit from Hwy. 401. Parking is free after office hours and on weekends.

Bring your brochures & flyers for the networking table, and your chequebook to buy Pupa, a book of Catherine's poetry

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