Re-Connect: Creative Community-Building
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Room: SEM II B-2109
In this energetic and experiential workshop, current Evergreen students and Alumni will have the opportunity to build community across cultures and generations. We'll use fun and simple creative exercises that help build genuine connection, understanding and inspiration. Get to know the extraordinary people who are currently attending Evergreen and those who did so in years past!
Alan Wong '01: Alan is an innovative trainer, educator, and artist who leads professional development and youth empowerment workshops throughout North America and beyond. He has been a lead facilitator with the Power of Hope youth-empowerment program for the last ten years, and was the Program Director and Program Manager there for eight. He attended the Evergreen State College from 1997 through 2001, focusing on World Literature and East/West Psychology. Alan has returned to Evergreen several times as a guest lecturer in Ryo Imamura's “Turning Eastward” psychology course.
As a facilitator and educator, Alan has touched the lives of countless teens and trained hundreds of teachers, youth workers, and other non-profit leaders throughout Washington State and the Americas. He is known for leading engaging and inspiring trainings which provide participants with practical tools for re-imagining and revitalizing their lives and work. His approach to youth work is one which recognizes the innate wisdom and potential of young people, and helps individuals from all backgrounds to grow as leaders and as human beings.
Alan has offered creative leadership trainings for the University of Washington, OSPI, GEAR UP, School's Out Washington, the College Success Foundation, the Waaponi Foundation (in Cuenca, Ecuador), the Evergreen State College, and many more. He is also trained as a diversity coach and ropes course leader.
See Alan's website here.
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