Personal Growth

Upcoming event

Music Matters: Full Body Forward!

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Tue, Aug 18 2015 - 6:00pm

Melanie DeMore, Singer/Songwriter; Composer; Conductor; Vocal Activist

“A song can hold you up when there seems to be no ground beneath you,” says Melanie DeMore. With an established career of 30 years in music, Melanie has used her voice to inspire social and political change as well as preserving the African American folk tradition through song and Gullah stick pounding. Now Melanie is bringing her musical talent to The Commonwealth Club to show how one raises one’s voice with power, determination and energy. Read more »

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Music Education and the Complete Human Being

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Tue, Aug 11 2015 - 6:00pm

Joan Gordon, Director, Pre-College and Adult Extension Divisions, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

Past event

Forgive for Good: The Research, Value and Practices of Forgiveness

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Wed, Jun 10 2015 - 6:00pm

Fred Luskin, Ph.D., Director, Stanford Forgiveness Project, Forgive for Good Read more »

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The Modern Professional's Toolkit: A Night of Skill Building

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Thu, Jun 4 2015 - 6:30pm

What are the essential skills employees need to thrive in the 21st century? Join INFORUM as big data gurus, online community managers and experts from a variety of other fields teach the skills that employees need to succeed in the modern working world.

Presentation topics include:  Read more »

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The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice

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Mon, May 11 2015 - 6:00pm

William Damon, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education; Co-author, The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice

The Power of Ideals thoroughly examines the full range of available research on moral choice and presents a compelling new theory. It takes into account current scientific claims and explores our undeniable capacity to act on noble ideals, to make principled moral choices, and to live lives of generosity, integrity and genuine human connection.

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Mantra and Meditation

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Thu, Apr 16 2015 - 6:00pm

Prabha Duneja, Vedic scholar; Author, The Legacy of Yoga in Bhagawad Geeta and Hinduism: Scriptures and Practices Read more »

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Overcoming the Fear of Death

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Mon, Apr 13 2015 - 12:00pm

Kelvin Chin, Consultant; Public Speaker

Why are we so afraid of death? After all, death is inevitable. But what is death? Is it the end, the beginning or a transition? Kelvin Chin will help people rethink how they respond to the death of a loved one and how they think about their own deaths. His new approach is sensitive, insightful and non-religious.

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Dining Practices Around the World

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Wed, Apr 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Syndi Seid, Founder, Advanced Etiquette Read more »

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Gretchen Rubin: Happiness and Habits

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Thu, Mar 26 2015 - 7:00pm

Gretchen Rubin, Author, The Happiness Project and Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives; Twitter: @gretchenrubin
Angie Coiro, Talk Show Host, In Deep Radio - Moderator Read more »

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Wills and Trusts in Film

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Wed, Mar 18 2015 - 5:15pm

John E. O’Grady, Esq., 2012 Chair of the Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section, Bar Association of San Francisco Read more »

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