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DE ANZA COLLEGE COMMUNITY EDUCATION
HIKING THE PARKS AND TRAILS OF THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
Join instructor and guide Tom Taber for a fun and informative course that combines in-class lectures with weekend field trips. Learn about flora, fauna, geology and history as you discover the San Francisco Peninsula’s interesting scenic parks and trails. Each excursion will involve walking 4.5-6.5 miles in mountainous terrain. We will stop frequently to examine natural and historical features and to sample tasty treats made from native edible plants. Explore a redwood forest and a beautiful creek at Portola Redwoods State Park and enjoy spectacular views and a beautiful pond at Long Ridge Open Space, and elephant seals and other marine life at Año Nuevo State Reserve.
Instructor: Tom Taber is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, and is the author of The Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Book.
Cost: $79
Dates, times and locations: classroom
sessions on Oct. 19 and Nov. 16 (two Thursdays), 7-8:30 p.m., Room G7; field trips on Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and 18 (three Saturdays), 10 a.m. to
4 p.m., hiking locations to be determined.
MINDFUL MEDITATION
FOR WORKING ADULTS
Choosing to make yourself a priority and learning practical, easy approaches to making life easier is important to supporting mental health. This mindfulness meditation class is geared towards those who are new to working or starting a new job. Come together and experience how meditation can help you enjoy life more fully.
Instructor: Dr. Monica Nolasco is a counselor, career coach and has completed training in Mindfulness Based Stress Management at Stanford University.
Cost: $159
Dates, time and location: Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29 (four Wednesdays), 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room L42
SAFE CONVERSATIONS NO.1: DIALOGUE THAT TRANSFORMS
Conflict is a reality in the workplace.
When working relationships are strained, organizations experience lowered productivity, underperformance and negative workplace culture. But when workers engage in safe conversations – transformative dialogue that uncovers hidden workplace issues – they
can identify concerns, address behaviors and establish a positive culture. Students will foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration by learning skills to safely discuss issues that hinder workplace relationships, teams and organization success.
Instructor: Lorie Reichel-Howe is founder of Conversations in the Workplace and has more than 20 years of expertise in communication and relationship management.
Cost: $79
Date, time and location: Oct. 5 (Thursday),
6-9 p.m., Room L45
SAFE CONVERSATIONS NO. 2: WHEN WORKPLACE ISSUES ESCALATE
When problematic workplace issues continue, despite one’s efforts to identify needed
change, it is time to move from a difficult conversation to a crucial confrontation. Confrontations are needed when sarcasm escalates to insubordination, gossip transforms into defamation of character and occasional behaviors become patterns. Learn to effectively address repeat behaviors and missed expectations. Completion of Safe Conversations No. 1 is recommended but not required before taking this class.
Instructor: Lorie Reichel-Howe is founder of Conversations in the Workplace and has more than 20 years of expertise in communication and relationship management.
Cost: $79
Date, time and location: Oct. 12 (Thursday), 6-9 p.m., Room L45
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