|SRJC to host ‘Callings’ seminar
Santa Rosa Junior College will present two seminars on the topic “Callings,” on Thursday, April 11, in the Carole Ellis Auditorium on the Petaluma campus. A staff seminar entitled “Callings: The Power of Passionate Work,” will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m.
The second session is a student-oriented seminar, “Don’t Just Declare a Major, Follow a Calling,” which will run from 6-8 p.m.
Gregg Levoy, author of the recent best-selling book “Callings: Finding & Following an Authentic Life,” will lead both seminars. Levoy has spent his career as a full-time lecturer and as an adjunct professor for the University of New Mexico.
He has also worked as a columnist for publications such as the New York Times and the Washington Post. His presentations are an interactive exercise meant to develop a strong sense of purpose and passion that one can apply to one’s career and life.
Levoy relies upon hands-on techniques and group work to bring the best results out of those who attend his workshops.
With an eye toward gaining clarity and courage, we’ll explore the psychological and practical processes typically encountered in listening and responding to callings, and the questions that arise naturally in their presence: How do you tell a true call from a false one? How do you choose from among many passions? How do you handle your resistance to a calling? What happens when you say no? What happens when you say yes?”
Both events are free for SRJC employees and students, and $10 for the general public. Seating is limited and advance tickets are available in the SRJC Student Affairs Office.
Santa Rosa Junior College’s Petaluma campus is located at 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway. A $4 fee is required to park on campus.