Parent Ed Speaker Series
Woodland’s PARENT EDUCATION program offers a series of speakers in effort to bring together parents and other members of the community with experts in a variety of fields to engage in timely, thought-provoking discussions that inform and enrich our relationships with ourselves and our children. Those who participate should expect to take away invaluable information, a stronger sense of community, and, with hope, a new perspective on the topic.
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Families Living in Gratitude | Carole Pertofsky, PhD
Wednesday, February 26 | 8:45am | Lodge
Director Emerita of Health Promotion Services at Stanford University, Dr. Pertofsky teaches courses in positive psychology, mindfulness and compassion. She is a private coach and wellness consultant, and leads workshops and training for leading Silicon Valley companies, non-profit organizations, retreat centers around the country and Bay Area schools. Dr. Pertosky will lead us to explore gratitude and how our practice and embrace of appreciation fosters wellness within our family/community.
Radical Imagination: Why Children’s Literature Can Change the World | Sayantani DasGupta, PhD
Wednesday, March 4 | 8:45am | Lodge
A New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed, Bengali folktale and string theory-inspired Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books, the first of which—The Serpent’s Secret—was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Best Middle Grade Novel of the 21st Century, and an EB White Read Aloud Honor Book. Dr. Sayantani DasGupta is a pediatrician by training, but now teaches at Columbia University.
Flourishing: Finding Purpose, Meaning, and Value | Aneel Chima
Wednesday, April 1 | 8:45am | Lodge
Director of the Division of Health and Human Performance and Head of Wellness Education and the Flourishing Research Initiative (FRI) at Stanford University, Dr. Chima’s teaching and research aims to explore "How do we better practice and teach flourishing as the rhythms of life increasingly accelerate?" He is a co-founder of AT THE CORE, a consulting team specializing in facilitating transformative change through enhancing the emotional, social, and neurophysiological drivers of team and leadership practices. In this conversation, Dr. Chima will explore powerful insights from his research in the emerging science of wellness and human flourishing, and apply them to solve challenges confronting us everyday.