By Wanda Campbell

Happenings

3rd Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium
On April 11, the Center for Lifelong Learning will host the third annual Women’s Leadership Symposium: Honoring Women Who Serve. The event will be held at the Dynetics Solutions Complex Main Conference Room in Huntsville, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch is included in the $85 fee. A featured speaker for this program is Dr. Carolyn McKinstry of Birmingham. McKinstry is a survivor and eyewitness to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in September of 1963 that killed four young girls. Dr. McKinstry is the author of While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement.

Leadership
Understanding Why People Follow is offered on Thursday, February 8, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the conference room at the Center for Lifelong Learning. The $49 fee includes lunch. This session will introduce a panel of leaders from diverse industry sectors, including government, education, and business, to discuss the evolution of their individual leadership styles, and how they worked to ensure the fulfillment of four essential criteria – trust, compassion, stability, and hope.

Soft Skills for Leaders
The Center for Lifelong Learning welcomes Dr. Yvette Rice, president of LLVE, LLC, to teach the soft skills for leaders. On February 9, she will teach Communication Skills at the Center from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The fee is $69/person. Communication skills are pivotal for leaders to create an engaging workplace environment that promotes teambuilding and teamwork.

Yoga
Have you always wanted to try yoga? Now is your chance to get started! The Center for Lifelong Learning is offering a Level One Yoga Class connecting postures (asanas) with breath, flowing from one posture to the next. The class includes standing and floor postures while elevating the heart rate to a moderate level. This means you will be breathing moderately but still able to speak. Depending on how you feel about your progress, our instructor will show ways to both increase and extend the pose or keep the pose at a beginner level. Bring your own mat, and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The fee is $5 per session or you can get a punch card for five or ten lessons.

Sign Language
American Sign Language is a complex language using hand motions and facial expressions. Using your hands and different facial expressions, you can have a complete conversation with someone who is deaf or hearing impaired. This class will begin with an introduction to the language by learning to sign and fingerspell. Before you know it, you will be signing phrases and expanding to complete sentences. Family rates are available. Beginning Sign Language is offered on Mondays, February 6-March 12, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262

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