PEARL WEBINAR

September 21st 2019 at 7:00 PM IST / 9:30 AM EST / 2:30 PM GMT

Speaker Alison Granger Brown

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Hope is a concept that we are all familiar with, but it may be more elusive to understand than we first assume. It has been studied considerably in North America but far less on other continents, we will discuss why this is important. Hope is experienced at the intersection of conditions or goals we desire to achieve and the perception of our ability to achieve them.  Having hope does not mean life will conform to what we want to have happen, or wish for, but it is positively associated with higher success in attaining our goals.

In this webinar, Holding Hope in the Heart, we will explore;

  • What is hope?
  • How do you hold hope for yourself?
  • How do you hold hope for others?

Speaker : Alison Granger Brown

Alison’s education began with Nursing in 1975 in London England, returning to school in 1997 and becoming a Recreation Therapist (RT). She went on to gain an MA in Training and Leadership in 2007. She also completed an MA in Human Development and has a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems.

Her organizational experience began as an entrepreneur, building a retail business in the specialty food area which she sold before returning to school for the Diploma in RT. She has worked in both federal and provincial corrections for over twenty years in multiple capacities. At this time, she is working in maximum security with First Nations men. The combination of this education and work/life experience is the basis of her ongoing interest in issues relating to incarcerated people as well as organizational culture, wellness, and leadership. She approaches these areas through an appreciative inquiry, solutions focused lens and based on transformative learning principles for growth and change. HOPE: One Prisoners Emancipation is the title of her dissertation and a significant focus of her research and current writing. she is currently a consultant and trainer for ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance and delivers seminars on EI among many other topics. He has been practicing Heartfulness meditation for 6 years now. She is also a Certified Heartfulness Yoga trainer.

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