2013 Spring Semester
Workshop Wednesdays provide the students of Jaywalker U with opportunities to explore the question, “How do I want to be in the world?” Jaywalker U students are encouraged to reflect critically about their recovery, relationships with others, their career goals, and the ways masculinity shapes all of these. Workshop Wednesdays brings guest instructors trained in philosophy, masculinity, communication studies, poetry, and mindfulness to facilitate these sessions. Students will also acquire life skills and training in Mental Health First Aid by the end of the semester.
January 23, 2013
Dr. Peg O’Connor
Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College
- Dr. O’Connor’s workshop will teach ethical awareness as skill building; discover the meaning of life; and examine moral philosophy as an addict.
January 30, 2013
Dr. Patricia English-Schneider
Professor of Communication Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College
- Dr. English-Schneider’s workshop will examine the definitions of interpersonal communication as skill building; develop a model of reentry in recovery; and the day will end with a workshop of narrative writing.
February 6, 2013
Frankie Grundler & Miriam Meima
Co-Founder; Lead Coach at A New Path
- Frankie and Miriam’s workshop will focus on creating a colorful, balanced life; keeping track of life in recovery; and setting goals and holding to them.
February 13, 2013
CACIII, Senior Couselor, Jaywalker Lodge
- Kim’s workshop will focus on writing poetry and will end with a poetry reading of his own.
February 20, 2013
Co-Founder of Sustainable Recovery
- Tim’s workshop will focus on mindful meditation and recovery and will end with an one-hour mindfulness based AA meeting.
February 27, 2013
Counselor at Colorado Mountain College
- Craig’s workshop will focus on examining our own attitudes, values and beliefs; how these affect our self-esteem and self-confidence; and will help highlight the powerful interactions between these behaviors, attidudes, values and beliefs.
March 6, 2013
Visiting Professor at Saint Michael’s College
- David’s workshop will focus on the questions: How DID my father influence my view of what a man is? How would a child of mine respond to the question, ‘How my father influenced my view of what a man is?’ The workshop will end with an introduction to his new book, “I Wish He Taught Me To Shave.”
March 20 – April 24
Director of Jaywalker U
- Mental Health First Aid is an accredited workshop through Colorado Mountain College. This class will introduce risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems. Those who take this 12-hour course will attain a certification in Mental Health First Aid.