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Conversations That Matter
Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT
Category: Professional Development Events

OTAC presents: Conversations That Matter

Learn - Connect - Encourage – Inspire

Cost: FREE (OTAC members can also request free CEU contact certificates)
When: Wednesdays - March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 12-1 pm MST
How: Zoom video meeting (Register here)

OTAC, the volunteer organization representing all occupational therapy practitioners and students in the state of Colorado, recognizes the need for additional support and encouragement for our community as we navigate the changes the Covid-19 virus has brought to our neighborhoods, our practices, our schools, and our personal lives.

To be of greater service to you during this time, OTAC invites you to join your fellow Colorado OTs for free informal learning sessions every Wednesday at noon for the next six weeks. These sessions will be led by six different subject matter presenters, who will give informal presentations on topics of interest and facilitate community discussion around those topics.

The volunteers of your Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado are here for you. We are better together, and together we can support and encourage each other through this crisis and on to a shared brighter future!

Let’s show up on Wednesdays for one another just as we are. PJ’s optional. Beverage of your own choosing. Kids, cats, dogs, and dirty dishes we can’t see in the background welcome.

Session 1: Wednesday March 25
Conversations That Matter: Living with Courage and Compassion in Crisis
Presenter: Linda Crawford, OTR/L, CDWF (Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator) 

To kick off Conversations That Matter, Linda invites practitioners and students to share in a community connection and conversation time about the challenges we are navigating as a result of the Covid-19 virus pandemic. How can we support each other in a crisis that threatens not only our physical health, but the entirety of our “occupational selves” and occupational engagement in life? As a certified facilitator of Brene Brown’s research, Linda will share skill building principles we can implement now to help us to “live with courage and compassion in crisis.” A time for interactive conversation will follow.

Session 2: Wednesday, April 1
Conversations That Matter: OT & Caregivers: Building Connection & Community
Presenter: Julie Silver Seidle, MS, OTR/L, PhD Candidate

For our second session of Conversations That Matter, Julie will discuss highlights from her work and research with caregivers of older adults and individuals with dementia.

How can we provide meaningful care and support to caregivers that empowers them to build connection and community in their daily lives?

As a community-engaged practitioner and researcher, Julie will share insights and skills that every practitioner should cultivate in order to provide more meaningful and connected supports and services to caregivers.

Come as you are!

Register Here