ASK: Alumni Sharing Knowledge
Alumni Relations and Career and Community Engagement launched ASK: Alumni Sharing Knowledge in Spring 2014. Our goal is to provide free webinars facilitated by Naropa University alumni for the Naropa community. This is an opportunity to share the powerful expertise in the alumni community with Naropa alumni, students, staff, faculty and guests, online so anyone can access from anywhere! These 60 minute webinars are focused on professional and personal development, for the Naropa community, from alumni.
Summer 2015: Health & Healing
"Reinvent Your Healthcare with Essential Oils" with Brendan Klosterman, BA '06
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 12 pm MT
This webinar will empower you to be able to support you and your family's physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness through safe, effective, and inexpensive essential oils that have no side effects or addictive qualities like many drugs.
*Please note: your mailing address is required at registration, a complimentary essential oil will be mailed to you in advance of the webinar to use during the session.
"An Introduction to Herbal Medicine" with Teana David, MFA '09
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 12 pm MT
Herbal medicine is people's medicine! In this fascinating hour, you will learn how to nourish yourself and your community using the plants that grow around you, many of which are considered weeds! We'll cover the basics of herbal medicine in the Wise Woman Tradition including how to make Nourishing Herbal Infusions, vinegars, tinctures, and oils. These fun and simple recipes will keep you and your family vibrant and strong, while enhancing your connection to the natural world.
Fall 2015: Community Organizing and Social Justice
"Eco-Chaplaincy: Support for the Great Turning" with Sarah Vekasi, MDiv '08
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 12 pm MT
Eco-Chaplaincy was coined and developed by Sarah Vekasi, MDiv '08, to expand the field of pastoral support to explicitly support environmental and social justice activists, as well as those impacted by these issues. The Eco-Chaplaincy Initiative primarily works in central and southern Appalachia with communities impacted by mountaintop removal coal mining and coal fired power plants. In this webinar, Sarah will weave stories of her work the past six years in Appalachia, while going over the four primary roles of a chaplain and how they pertain specifically to Eco-Chaplaincy: Chaplain as Pastoral Care Provider, Chaplain as Religious Witness, Chaplain as Healer, and Chaplain as Change Agent.
"Grassroots Community Organizing in Rural Western CO" with Rachel Zatterstrom, MA
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12 pm MT
This webinar will present the model of a successful member-led organization, Western Colorado Congress (WCC), working to protect communities and landscapes in western Colorado. We will also cover the challenges and opportunities of organizing in largely conservative rural communities. The session will be interactive and provide ample opportunity for questions, discussion, and peer to peer learning.
"The Art of Living in Digital Dialogue for Social Justice" with Martine McDonald,
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12 pm MT
In the age of the meme and viral pop culture and news, social media is increasingly used to act in alliance with underrepresented voices in media and local communities. During this webinar, participants will learn how to use social media to facilitate empowering dialogue around social justice; and with these exciting tools, participants will discover how to respond effectively, co-create our news and exceed the impact of mainstream news and arts media, by leading with both head and heart.
Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Contact Melissa Holland at 303-546-3597 or nualumniAT_naropa.edu to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in these events.
Summer 2015: Health & Healing
"Vocal Wisdom" with Heidi Carter, MA '01
This webinar presents a holistic picture of how the human voice ages and how vocal aging tends to effect changes in listening, posture, breathing, articulation and communication.
Spring 2015: Know Thy Self
"Beyond the 'shoulds': the Journey to the Authentic Self" with Lisa Dion, MA '03
Most of us battle the “should’s” in our heads, trying to conform our lives to the fantasies about who we think we “should” be. Tune into this webinar to open your mind to a new paradigm regarding human behavior and a deeper understanding of why you do the things you do.
"Understanding Our Character Strengths and Virtues" with Linda Faucheux, MA '94
This webinar explores who you are at your core and what that has to say about your personal and professional signature strengths and greatest potential.
"An Introduction to The Enneagram" with Elan BenAmi, MA '13
In this webinar, alum Elan BenAmi, MA ’13, presents on how and why the Enneagram can be a useful tool in personal, interpersonal, and spiritual development.
"Getting to Know the Roadmap of Being a Performing Artist" presented by Seth Lepore, BA '97
This webinar explores what it takes to juggle the life of an independent performer, and how the skills of performance can transfer to the administrative side of the business.
"Four Parts of an Emotional State" presented by Brian O'Connor, BA '77, MA '79.
In this webinar, Alum Brian O'Connor discusses how emotional energy consists of four parts: thoughts, physical experience, breath, and emotional behavior; and what intervention looks like from the perspective of each part.
"Understanding Children's Moods & Behaviors: A Neurobiological Perspective" presented by Lisa Dion, MA '03
With new information on the brain and neurobiology, we are beginning to understand that working with children and understanding children takes a lot more than behavior management. This webinar explores what is really going on when a child is displaying signs of anxiety, depression, aggression, shutting down emotionally, hitting, etc.
"Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination" presented by David Rasch, MA '78.
This webinar examines several commonly experienced writing productivity problems and presents a number of strategies for addressing them.
"Enlightened Leadership" presented by Kevin Mays, MA '95.
In this webinar you will learn the three keys to harness your unique leadership gifts and make the world a better place.
"The Architecture of Our Interior Lives: Accessing Unconscious Material Through Exploring Home" presented by Anne McCauley, MA '07.
In this webinar, we explore how unconscious patterns show up in the home as expressions of our histories, projections, hopes, and conflicts.
"Creating A Thriving Practice: The 7 Keys to Creating a Sustainable Income with Clients You Love" presented by Jonathan Bender, MFA '06.
Explore the 7 keys through practical, heart-based inquiries that will help to establish a great practice, and also will help you identify what step you need to take next.
"Teach. Travel. Transform: Teaching Overseas" presented by Kim Carroll, BA '98.
In this webinar, Kim Carroll, founder of the English for Life Academy, sets the scene for what you can experience when teaching overseas.
Handouts associated with the webinar:
Resources for Teaching English Overseas
How to Choose a TESOL Program
"New Grads: How to Make Ends Meet until the Big $" presented by Jessica Hagemann, MFA '12.
You've just graduated with a university degree. You're smart, well-qualified, and eager to put your hard-earned skills to the test. Now what?