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Starting a Community Project in Uncertain Times
September 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am$20 – $40
Do you have an idea for a project to make a positive change in your community?
Many of us have great ideas for the change we want to see in the world, but we also have questions about how to get started and maintain progress. In this two-part webinar, we’ll address the steps to initiate your own community-based project and help you get started. Perhaps you could lead a monthly beach cleanup, volunteer to run a school library, raise funds for playground equipment, train teens to prepare for summer jobs — or pursue other projects that benefit coming generations.
At our first session on September 15, we’ll discuss your skills and interests, and we’ll cover the basic elements of project development and implementation, and tips on how to gather needed resources, overcome obstacles, and more. You will also connect with a buddy for mutual support between sessions.
At our second session on September 29, you’ll share progress on your projects, and discuss areas where you might be stuck and how to push through. We will also cover strategies and resources to hold your vision and engage others.
Between Sessions 1 and 2, you will be invited to undertake personal research and to further develop your project. At the end of the webinar you will have clarified your project idea, developed a plan and taken your first steps towards your vision.
This two-part webinar is offered by SAGE and Elders Action Network (EAN) to help the people in our communities to create their legacies. The registration fee for the entire webinar is $20, $30 or $40, depending on your ability to pay.Click to register for 2-part webinar (September 15 and 29)
Learn more about the presenters from SAGE and EAN
Lynne Iser serves as President of the Elders Action Network; and, was the founding Director of the Spiritual Eldering Institute, where she learned about the opportunities and blessings of becoming an elder in her work with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. She integrates the teachings of Joanna Macy into her work as a pathway to reconnecting with all Life in order to bring forth a more sustainable and thriving future. She has trained in the Art of Facilitation and has a Masters Degree in Public Health Planning and Development.
Steve Higgs is the Executive Director of SAGE, a nonprofit organization that inspires people over fifty to give forward so that younger and future generations can thrive. Steve serves as the lead coach for SAGE workshops and fellowships to help people affirm their highest goals and to design and implement service projects for the greater good. Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, a Master’s Degree in Resource Policy, and a J.D. with a focus on environmental law.