2010 FALL WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES

2010 FALL WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES

1.  Wednesdays, September 15 - December 1.  Communication Skills for Computer Scientists.  University of Toronto.
 
2.  Sunday, September 26, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Family Stories and Memoirs.  Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, 470 Glencairn Ave., Toronto, Room 29
 
    DESCRIPTION:  The goal of this workshop is to help Jewish Genealogical Society members prepare stories for the society's 25th anniversary anthology, to add the human world with all its feelings and sensory experiences, its drama and comedy, to the facts we've discovered about our ancestors. 
 
3.  Friday, October 8 - Saturday, October 9.  Theatre Arts 40th Reunion. Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton, ON
In honour of our visionary teachers, Bob Barton and Christine Knight, the first and only experimental four-year theatre arts high school class is holding its first and only reunion.  Activities will include theatre arts workshops by our teachers and a guided conversation with our teachers about how this class came to be and how its success led to theatre arts being a high school option throughout the province.
 
4.  Sunday, October 31, 1:00-4:30 p.m. Writing Jewish Family Stories and Memoirs, Part III  Themes of Chanukah.  JAHSENA:  Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta, Edmonton JCC, 7200-156 St. Edmonton, AB.
 
    DESCRIPTION:  The story of Chanukah invites thoughts about darkness and light, rebellion and miracles.  We light up our houses and sing songs of triumph over oppression.  Our family stories and personal memoirs also involve moving from darkness to light and triumphing over oppression through rebellion, faith, and miracles.  This workshop hopes to uncover these stories.  To register, phone (780) 489-2809, or email [email protected]. This is open to the public and will include both people who attended the first session and newcomers.

5.  Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1:45-4:30 p.m.  Facing Conflict with Confidence.   ICE:  The Tech Conference.  Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton. 
 
    DESCRIPTION:  Work in IT and engineering can be demanding and stressful.  We might feel attacked and defensive when problems occur.  Conflicts might arise involving your team members, supervisors, and clients.  When we avoid discussing the conflict in a productive way, we create more conflict and frustration.  This interactive workshop can help you learn new ways of dealing with difficult situations you encounter in the workplace and everywhere in your life.  Participants will:
  • Examine personal attitude towards conflicts
  • Understand conflict styles and strategies and evaluate the success of each
  • Role-play both speaking and listening assertively in a conflict
  • Learn basic strategies for creating win-win outcomes
 
6.  Tuesdays, Nov. 9, 23 and 25, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Writing Family Stories  M.L. McConaghy Seniors' Centre, 10100 Yonge St Richmond Hill, ON.  This program is part of Ryerson University Continuing Education Programs for 50+.  For more information, contact [email protected].ca.
 
    DESCRIPTION:  Stories passed from one generation to the next carry the values, culture, and unique mythology of that family.  Knowing our family stories strengthens identities and feelings of belonging - both our own and those of our children and grandchildren.  If you would like to revive, collect, and write the family stories that are now buried in your memory, then this workshop is for you.  Together with workshop leader, Lil Blume, you will find and write precious family stories.  Those who have already begun a family story project are also welcome.  Come prepared to do some writing and sharing.  Registration is limited to 18 participants.