Thirty years ago, a group of committed individuals began what is believed to have been the first job-loss support group meeting in the Kansas City area.
By DIANE STAFFORD
The Kansas City Star
Over the years, the location and the leadership changed, eventually evolving to monthly events at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. Now, another change is planned.
As always, The Center for Spirit at Work will address spiritual values in the workplace. But the new focus will shift from finding a job to coping with and advancing in one’s chosen career.
Subjects include handling change, wellness, self development and self engagement at work.
The next meeting will be March 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Rd.
The free meetings, open to the public, generally will be held on the last Monday of each month. Questions may be directed to Ed Mlodzik, chairman of the career management group at email@example.com.
Volunteers also will continue to offer individual career transition coaching to interested persons. For information on that service, send email to Vince Sabia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center also sponsors periodic breakfasts, open to the public, in which speakers talk about work/life issues. The next breakfast will be Friday, March 8, at the offices of TEVA Neurosciences, 901 E 104th, Kansas City. Mack Harnden will speak on the power of forgiveness, mercy and generosity. Register at thecenterforspiritatwork.org.
To reach Diane Stafford call 816-234-4359 or send email to email@example.com.