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MESC 2014 Annual Institute

June 2, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join your colleagues for a day of inspiration and reflection and develop your tool kit for professional and personal growth. Through a motivational keynote address and a variety of interactive breakout sessions, this program will address the ways Museum Educators can approach their myriad roles as teachers, managers, collaborators, and community members in an intentional way.

Keynote Address
Transforming Results from the Inside Out: A Guide to Mindful Action Jeremy Hunter, Assistant Professor, Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management Claremont Graduate University

Jeremy Hunter teaches students of all ages to develop the skill of mindfulness, a focused and deliberate moment-to-moment awareness. Mindfulness is a powerful tool for short-circuiting destructive cycles of stress and irrational emotional actions that debilitate performance. With practice, it enhances clarity, focus and judgment, enables more skillful decision-making, improves communication and interpersonal relationships, and fosters greater quality of life. Jeremy holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University. He also has more than twenty years’ experience with Asian contemplative practices which deeply inform his work.

Breakout Sessions
Gallery Teaching as a Mindful Practice
Presented By
Kaileena Flores-Emnace, Independent Educator & Panel
Put mindfulness into practice through your gallery teaching. Participants to the session will engage in facilitated groups discussions surrounding topics, techniques and experiences relating to the practices of gallery teaching and mindful awareness. Panelists will present teaching and meditation methods and moments of transformation from their own practices and encourage participants to come equally equipped or open to experiencing such in a supportive groups of peer professionals.

Design Thinking for Educators: A Reading and Workshop on Mindful Engagement, ADD Location
Presented By
Holly Crawford, Education Specialist, ESMoA and Susan Edwards, Sr. Writer and Editor, J. Paul Getty Museum
Design-thinking embraces creative solutions to complex problems and aims to build empathy while identifying the needs of individuals. Join us for a discussion and hands-on exploration of design-thinking sponsored by MESCReads.


June 2, 2014
9:00 am - 3:30 pm




Claremont Graduate University
1021 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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