Join us on Friday, April 8, 2016 for the Annual Spring Conference at the Devens Commons in Devens, MA!
Our April keynote conference speaker, Erin Dullea, will be talking about “Being Brave” and how our power lies in our courage. She will speak on how to take creative charge of our lives and in the connection we dare to forge with ourselves, with others and with the world at large. Click here to learn more about Erin and the 52 Dare Challenge! In addition to our keynote, we will also have breakout sessions with Dr. Nancy Zare of Rapport Builderz International and Nancy Hunter Denney, nationally recognized Leadership Trainer and Educator.
Here is a brief description of the breakout sessions:
Believe Me, It’s You: Navigating Difficult Relationships
Presented by Nancy Hunter Denney, nationally recognized Leadership Trainer and Educator
“When you get frustrated by others, work with challenging personalities and find yourself struggling to have quality relationships, ask yourself: What’s the one consistent thing in all three scenarios? YOU! That’s right, in this engaging and direct conversation, the presenter offers three helpful strategies for controlling what you can, letting go of what you can’t and communicating for better collaboration. There’s no avoiding stormy seas. You can however, chart a better course!
You’ve Got Style!
Presented by Dr. Nancy Zare of Rapport Builderz International
Does that professor rub you the wrong way? Is that administrator difficult to work with? Have you found that certain students try your patience? Not surprisingly, you’ve figured out that people have different styles, which result in different ways of communicating. Learn how to raise your AlikeAbility to create effective working relationships regardless of style.
Being Your Own Super-hero
Presented by Erin Dullea
The foundation of any superhero story is courage – the courage to look fear in the eye, to overcome adversity, to use her innate super-powers to better the (and her) world. Together, we will explore what gives you power, the mission that awaits you, and what it means to be unstoppable.
We will be collecting donations for Abby’s House in Worcester, MA
Abby’s House has been effectively responding to one of the most basic and fundamental human needs – a safe place to stay – since 1976 with a mission of providing shelter and affordable housing, as well as advocacy and support services, to homeless, battered and low-income women, with or without children. Faced with a lack of safe, affordable housing options, domestic violence, an emotional or mental crisis, or underemployment, dreams of a better life are put on hold for these families, and without places like Abby’s House, there would be no options and no hope.
With 78 units of affordable housing and nine shelter beds, we have helped more than 12,000 people on their paths to independence. We provide a welcoming and respectful environment and our individualized work with each family helps them develop a network of services to prevent future homelessness. We open the door one knock at a time, providing safety, compassion and hope for a bright future with help from people like you.
Items they are in need of:
- twin sheets
- twin vinyl zippered mattress covers
- quilted mattress covers
Registration details coming soon!