Communication coaching is a client-centered approach to enhancing communication. We focus on goals identified by the participant through self-examination, recordings of communication interactions, and/or the feedback of colleagues. Topics tailored to the individual typically include presentation/writing skills, interview prep, accent reduction, examination of communication style, meeting participation, social conversation that builds relationships, and/or cultural aspects of communication. Goals pertaining to meeting participation might include developing strategies for speaking up, clarifying questions, and entering or facilitating discussions during larger group meetings. We might further examine strategies for getting your point across so that others more readily consider its merits. Understanding cross cultural differences in degree of directness and politeness is another typical area of exploration. = Delivery of coaching is tailored to fit individual schedules = Start date is flexible, as is length of session (typically 1 hr for four consecutive weeks) To register, propose a starting day of the week and pay for a 4-session section. During registration provide alternate days/times you are available for your training. The instructor will finalize your training day and time by email.
When: Jan 19, 2018 5pm in Arlington, MA
Alewife Corridor Resilience Symposium: Collaboratively Framing Scenarios
PLEASE NOTE: Friday evening's kickoff Keynote is at Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass Ave, Arlington The Saturday symposium is at Tufts University, Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Ave, Medford Please join us! Earthos Institute and Tufts University invite you to a symposium on Alewife corridor collaborative resilience. The symposium will bring together the Alewife corridor communities of Belmont, Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, and Winchester to look at the Alewife floodplain in its entirety, and explore collaborative scenarios for tackling issues of resiliency and climate adaptation. Together, we will engage systems-based analysis with multi-community and cross-disciplinary approaches. Post-symposium, we envision creating task groups—with representatives from multiple towns, universities, and nonprofits—to further develop intercommunity scenarios and seek funding to support and implement them. The goal of the symposium is to create a collaborative environment to build adaptive resilience in this corridor. Symposium topic areas include water quality, flooding, local biodiversity, regional biodiversity, social & economic justice, hazardous waste, and collaborative infrastructure (hard and soft). For more information, go to the symposium website: www.alewiferesilience.org For questions, contact the symposium co-organizer Sarah Howard at sarah-earthos@LDParch.com. Conference Details FRIDAY Evening reception and keynote at Arlington Town Hall Auditorium 6pm -9PM Co-Sponsored by Sustainable Arlington SATURDAY Symposium at Tufts University 8am -9am Registration, coffee, and muffins 8:45AM-9:15AM Welcome 9:15AM-10:30AM Panels A 10:45AM-12PM Panels B 12:15PM-1:15PM Lunch Roundtables (Box lunch for sale, or bring brown bag) 1:30PM-2:45PM Panels C 3:00-3:45 Share findings-large group 3:45-4:30 Closing Keynote and discussion The conference is FREE, but pre-registration is required. A box lunch is available for purchase for $15.
When: Jan 19, 2018 6pm in Arlington, MA
2nd Annual a CATpella Festival to Belt Out Cancer
Please join us on January 19, 2018 at an a cappella fundraiser to remember the brilliant light and spirit of Catherine Malatesta and to raise much needed funds for the Sarcoma Foundation of America and the Catherine J. Malatesta Scholarship Fund which benefits graduating seniors at Arlington High School. Catherine (Cat) Malatesta of Arlington was 16 years old when she died of epithelioid sarcoma, a mere 7.5 months from the date of diagnosis. Catherine was a bubbly and vibrant person who touched nearly everyone she met. She was active at Arlington High School where she sang in the Madrigal Singers group, acted in the high school musicals, played field hockey, rowed crew and was President of the Student Council. She was an avid honors student who loved school. Catherine's life was cut short just as she was beginning to flourish. We remember her kindness, her compassion, her zest for life. It is a colossal understatement to say we miss Catherine so much. Last year the first a CATpella Festival to Belt Out Cancer raised more than $40,000. It was a fabulous evening of warm song on a cold winter's evening. This year we have an equally amazing program. Headlining the concert and returning is the nationally recognized and award winning all-male Tufts University Beelzebubs. Also returning is Catherine's beloved Arlington High School Madrigal Singers, the Winchester High School Octets and Bentley University Off the Clock featuring Arlington singer and Catherine's dear friend, Peter Clifford. New this year is Northeastern University Pitch, Please!, UMASS Amherst Vocal Suspects and UMASS Lowell Hawkapella. Broadway star Alexandra Socha will also reprise her role as emcee. We hope she surprises us by singing another song like the one she performed to a standing ovation last year. Let's try to raise $50,000 to BELT OUT CANCER!!! There will be raffles, an on-line silent auction, limited t-shirt sales and concessions. Tickets are $20 each. Seating is general admission. The high school doors open at 6:00p.m. Theater doors open at 6:30p.m.
When: Jan 19, 2018 7pm to Jan 19, 2018 10pm in Arlington, MA
Cost: 20 - 20 USD