The Center for Spirit at Work will emphasize ongoing career management in a new Monday series.
By DIANE STAFFORD
The Kansas City Star
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.
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 ones chosen career.
Subjects include handling change, wellness, self development and self engagement at work.
The next meeting will be Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Road.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers also will continue to offer individual career transition coaching to interested people.
For information on that service, send email to Vince Sabia at email@example.com.
The center also sponsors periodic breakfasts, open to the public, in which speakers talk about work/life issues.
The next breakfast will be Friday at the offices of Teva Neuroscience, 901 E 104th, Kansas City. Mack Harnden will speak on the power of forgiveness, mercy and generosity. Register at TheCenterForSpiritAtWork.com.
To reach Diane Stafford, call 816-234-4359 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.