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Living Your Dream: Goal-Setting and Self-Care in Today’s Outcome-Driven Culture

Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Session One: Feb. 20, 1:00PM - 2:30PM ET

Session Two: Feb. 27, 1:00PM - 2:30PM ET

Members Only

You must register for both sessions to participate. Free for members; $55 for non-members.

Many of us start off the new year with a desire to make fresh commitments to our work and lives. And yet in the context of our busy, outcome-driven culture, it can be difficult to sustain a vision, create time to learn and try on new things, and stay connected with what brings us joy. What does it really take to be able to live out our dreams in our places of work? In this two-part series, renowned leadership coach and artist teacher, Ama Codjoe, will provide you with an opportunity to identify and reflect on your personal and professional goals and share tangible tools for putting your vision into practice. Using poems and quotations as inspiration, participants will be given the space to reflect, journal, and ask big questions.

In session one, you will investigate what brings you joy and how that can align with your goals and dreams. Building on insights and observations from session one, you’ll then explore your own personal investment in the culture of “busyness,” identify several concrete goals, and gain practical strategies, routines, and rituals for self-care. These transformative sessions will help you set a future path for work and life that more deeply reflects your dreams and enables you to stay renewed while maintaining progress.

About the Presenter
Ama Codjoe is the former director of the DreamYard Art Center in the South Bronx where she taught and directed arts and social justice programming for young people and professional development for educators and administrators. Ama has conducted anti-racism trainings and workshops for Pratt, the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE), and numerous educator and parent groups in New York City. As a writer she has received fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation and Callaloo Creative Writing Workshops. Her Pushcart Prize nominated poems have appeared in Tidal Basin Review, Pluck!, Washington Square, Apex Magazine, and Callaloo. Recently, she received the Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellowship at NYU's Department of Creative Writing. Ama was raised in Youngstown, Ohio, with roots in Memphis and Accra.

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