Personal Growth

Past event

Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

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Mon, Mar 14 2016 - 2:00pm

This regular discussion group explores new and emerging solutions to the challenges of growing older. Not only will we be uncovering interesting new products at the intersection of aging and technology, we also will be conducting a series of ongoing deep-dive discussions into topics such as brain health, apps for seniors, hearing and wearables for seniors. The results of our discussions will be shared with a larger community of older adults interested in improving their quality of life through our partner in this initiative, Tech-enhanced Life, PBC. Read more »

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The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life

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Thu, Mar 10 2016 - 6:00pm

Janice Kaplan, New York Times Best-selling Author; Former Editor-in-Chief, Parade Magazine; Read more »

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Dr. Sara Gottfried: Upgrade Your Brain, Outsmart Your DNA, and Reset Your Hormones Naturally

Tue, Mar 1 2016 - 7:00pm

Sara Gottfried, M.D., Author, The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet

The Epic Mission: Upgrade Your Brain, Outsmart Your DNA, and Reset Your Hormones Naturally

Groundbreaking science now shows that approximately 10 percent of disease is genetic and 90 percent is due to environmental exposures such as the way you eat, move, think and supplement. Gottfried practices functional medicine, a systems-based approach to address health from your DNA to your daily habits. Read more »

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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

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Mon, Feb 8 2016 - 2:00pm

This regular discussion group explores new and emerging solutions to the challenges of growing older. Not only will we be uncovering interesting new products at the intersection of aging and technology, we also will be conducting a series of ongoing deep-dive discussions into topics such as brain health, apps for seniors, hearing and wearables for seniors. The results of our discussions will be shared with a larger community of older adults interested in improving their quality of life through our partner in this initiative, Tech-enhanced Life, PBC. Read more »

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Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer: When to Cooperate, When to Compete

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Thu, Oct 15 2015 - 7:00pm

Adam Galinsky, Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business, Columbia University School of Business; Co-Author, Friend and Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both
Maurice Schweitzer, Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Operations and Information Management, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business; Co-Author, Friend and Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both
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Music Matters: Full Body Forward!

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Tue, Aug 18 2015 - 6:00pm

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

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

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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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