"Finding Hope in Times of Uncertainty"
Friction is a fundamental property of nature and nothing grows without it—not mountains, not pearls, not people. It's the capacity and willingness to be shaken up that ironically is the key to growth. And these past few years of upheaval— pandemic, political, financial, vocational—have offered us an AP class in getting shaken up.
The CCDA Fall Conference of 2022 keynote is about using that insight to your advantage, that same wisdom which undergirds every coronavirus vaccine and the entire science of immunology: we introduce a little chaos into the system in order to strengthen it, shake it up in order to help it evolve.
Through self-reflective questions, sharing, discussion, and small-group work, you'll explore how your own life and work might grow and evolve as a result of the friction of these uncertain and opportune times, and what they're calling-for from you. It might be a reset of some kind, a passion that's been given an entrance cue, a new creative or professional venture, or a deeper course-correction in your priorities.
Some of the questions you'll explore:
- How have these uncertain times impacted you, for better and worse?
- What wants to emerge or awaken?
- How adept are you at “trusting the universe”?
- What is your relationship to “falling up”—the phenomenon of setbacks leading to breakthroughs?
- How do you ground yourself amidst turmoil?
As the novelist Wendell Berry says, “It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”
Keynote Presenter Bio:
Gregg Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House)—rated among the "Top 20 Career Publications" by the Workforce Information Group and a text in various graduate programs in Management and Organizational Leadership—and Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin), is the former “behavioral specialist” at USA Today, and a current blogger for Psychology Today.
He has Keynoted at the CCDA Conference, NCDA Conference, International Association of Career Management Professionals Conference, National Association of Colleges and Employers Conferences, International Coach Federation, Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, National Conference on Positive Aging, Microsoft, American Counseling Association, and others, and has appeared on ABC-TV, CNN, NPR and PBS.
Gregg will be providing a combination of keynote and workshop at this year's fall conference. His content will be complimented by additional workshops and discussion break-outs led by CCDA members with a variety of areas of expertise.
Presenters/CCDA Board Members:
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