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Grace at Work
Dr. Michelle Robin is a woman living her mission to connect and inspire people to live well, a woman in step with The Center for Spirit at Work’s vision, which states in part: “Strengthen the individual and organizational well- being in our working community by promoting, understanding, and facilitating integration of spirituality at work.” It was fitting then that Dr. Robin spoke at The Center’s final meeting December 7, 2012. Her inspiring talk centered around grace at work –what it feels like and how it’s related to well-being.

A Constructive Approach to Conflict Resolution
Another professional, engaging speaker presented to The Center for Spirit at Work on Friday, October 12. Valerie Burke, a licensed attorney and approved mediator in Kansas and Missouri, presented an informative framework for approaching and resolving conflict. Ms. Burke, who holds a J.D. from St. Louis University and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas, has received several awards for her professional and volunteer work in dispute resolution. She is a speaker, consultant, trainer, adjunct professor, and coach who helps people in various situations resolve rather than litigate, using facilitative, transformative, and evaluative approaches.

Six Ways to Engage the Spirit at Work
On Friday, November 9, The Center for Spirit at Work featured Leigh Branham, who enlightened attendees with Six Ways to Engage the Spirit at Work. Mr. Branham has dedicated his career to assisting organizations in the management and retention of people and to helping individuals in managing their careers. He is a strong proponent of the idea that investing in people is the surest path to business success and profitability.