Fall speakers for Wil Alexander Wholeness Series
Members of Toastmasters Riverside Breakfast Club
The lineup of speakers for the 2006-2007 Wil Alexander Series has been finalized.
Workshops will take place on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. in Loma Linda University Drayson Center’s Collins Auditorium.
Fall speakers will include the following individuals and topics. Admission is free and a light meal will be provided following each workshop. To sign up for the meal, e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Tuesday, the day prior to each scheduled workshop.
The October 4 workshop, “No More Stage Fright: Toastmasters International,” will feature members of Toastmasters Riverside Breakfast Club, the local chapter of Toastmasters International.
Founded in 1924, the organization now includes more than 10,500 clubs and 200,000-plus members in approximately 90 countries. The organization offers communication and leadership programs to improve, for example, public speaking and skills in conducting meetings.
The October 18 workshop, “Sharpening Your Study Skills,” will be given by Shirani de Alwis-Chand, EdD, head of the organization Above the Bar (empowering educational excellence), located near Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino.
Dr. Alwis-Chand frequently conducts classes and seminars in the area—including on the Loma Linda University campus—which are designed to increase reading speed and comprehension, as well as a variety of other skills.
The November 8 workshop, “Compassion: The Heart of Healing Love,” will be presented by Ivan Blazen, PhD, professor in the Faculty of Religion.
The November 15 workshop, “The License You Lose May Be Your Own: Professional Behavior,” will feature Craig Jackson, JD, MSW, dean of the LLU School of Allied Health Professions.
The December 6 workshop, “Mad About Everything: Managing Anger and Resentment,” will be presented by Henry Lamberton, PsyD, associate dean of student affairs, LLU School of Medicine.
The Wil Alexander Series carries the name of one of the University’s well-known and best-loved educators, Wil Alexander, PhD.
This year’s series is sponsored by the LLU School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus Hospital, and the LLU office of student affairs.
By Larry Kidder, MA
Shirani de Alwis-Chand, EdD