Tue, 9 December 2014
Nearly 100 years ago, civic leaders in Milwaukee began planning and implementing a transformation: the vibrant ecology that was the Milwaukee Estuary became an economic machine, Milwaukee's Inner Harbor. A century later, only traces of either history remain. The estuary is now an EPA Area of Concern, and many industries have gone, leaving brownfields behind. Identified as a catalytic project in the City's Refresh Milwaukee Plan, the Harbor District is the subject of new efforts at revitalization. Bruce Keyes, Of Counsel with Foley & Lardner, will share the vision for transforming the Harbor District into an economically and ecologically working waterfront.
Direct download: Rotary_12.9.14_-_Bruce_Keyes_-_Harbor_District.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT
Tue, 2 December 2014
Richard J. Davidson of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver a program titled “Well-being is a skill.” This talk will consider scientific evidence that suggests that we can change our brains by transforming our minds and cultivate habits of mind that will improve well-being. These include happiness, resilience, compassion and emotional balance. Each of these characteristics is instantiated in brain circuits that exhibit plasticity and thus can shaped and modified by experience and training. Mental training to cultivate well-being has profound implications for the workplace including its impact on leadership, creativity, employee health, productivity and collaboration.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT