Grace, Gravity and Getting Old: A Conversation with Parker J. Palmer
In this special session of ExecuNet Master Class, Parker J. Palmer will draw on eight decades of life – and his career as a writer, teacher, and activist – to explore the questions age raises and the promises it holds.
Our culture is deeply in need of true elders, and you can't be one until you have arrived there – chronologically, spiritually, and intellectually. Parker J. Palmer is a writer and a man who has clearly earned the title of elder.
But this session is not for elders only. Attend to hear one of our wisest minds discuss topics that matter every day to you, including:
- Work and Vocation
- Staying Engaged with the World
- Staying Engaged with Your Soul
- Where We Go When We Die, and much more
Details:Host: Parker Palmer
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Place: Your PC at Home or Work
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About the Presenter:PARKER J. PALMER is a writer, teacher and activist whose work speaks deeply to people in many walks of life. He is founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal.
His books include "A Hidden Wholeness," "Let Your Life Speak," "The Courage to Teach," "The Active Life," "To Know as We Are Known," "The Company of Strangers," "The Promise of Paradox," "The Heart of Higher Education," and "Healing the Heart of Democracy."
He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as thirteen honorary doctorates, two Distinguished Achievement Awards from the National Educational Press Association, and an Award of Excellence from the Associated Church Press.
In 1998, the Leadership Project, a national survey of 10,000 educators, named him one of the thirty most influential senior leaders in higher education and one of the ten key agenda-setters of the past decade.
In 2010, he was given the William Rainey Harper Award (previously won by Margaret Mead, Marshall McLuhan, Paulo Freire, and Elie Wiesel). "Living the Questions: Essays Inspired by the Work and Life of Parker J. Palmer," was published in 2005.
In 2011, the Utne Reader named him as one of "25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World"--people who "don't just think out loud but who walk their talk on a daily basis." (See the Oct-Nov 2011 print or online edition.)
He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Registration:Contact: Member Services