Building Community, Connection, and Resilience during Challenging Times

How resilient are you? Have you considered new ways to build connection during the pandemic? What mental saboteurs make it more difficult for you to adapt to challenging times? How has your Grinnell education impacted your perception of some of the big societal changes happening right now?

Erin Owen '94 invites Grinnell College alumni and current students in the greater Philadelphia-area to engage with and reflect upon these questions during a virtual short presentation and conversation on how to build community, connection, and resilience during challenging times. During the event, attendees will also share some of their favorite local spots and strategies for stress relief, self-care, and fun.

Erin is an executive coach who also leads workshops about how to use positive mental techniques to develop personal resilience.

Wednesday, August 12
12—1 p.m.

If you would like to participate in this event, please register below by midnight on Monday, August 10. All registrants will be provided with the link to the virtual event in advance of August 12.

IMPORTANT PREP: To get the most out of this event, please invest 10 minutes of your time to take two free short self-assessments: "Learn your Sage Score"and "Learn about your Saboteurs." Your results are confidential. Completing these prior to the event will give you greater context for what will be shared and perhaps also strengthen your resilience for future challenges!

Questions? Contact Ashley Renstrom-Schaefer, associate director of alumni and donor relations, at or call 641-269-9317.

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Wednesday August 12
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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