Gathering of Kindness USA

2022

Friday April 8th

 Muhlenburg College  |  Allentown, PA

 

Morning Session

"Perspectives in Kindness"

8 am - 11:30 am

Afternoon Session

"The Rougher Edges of Kindness:

Our biases can make it hard to be kind"

1 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Keynote Speakers, Media Presentations, Discussions & Narrative Session Workshops

1/2 Day Session: $150

Full Day Pass: $250

 

 

***Attendees may join us for either of our 1/2 Day Sessions or attend both for a full day event. Refreshments will be provided for both 1/2 Day & Full Day Participants. Please See below for additional details.

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MORNING SESSION     
8:00am - 11:30am

Perspectives in Kindness

Keynote Speakers

Community   The Wisdom Coalition
Nancy Werteen + Kim Howie

Healthcare   Ms. Terry Burger, MSN

Director, Infection Control,
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Perspectives in Kindness
Dr. Lorraine Dickey, The Narrative Initiative

Media Presentation + Discussion

"Hear Me"    

a healthcare play written by Alan Hopgood & Dr. Catherine Crock from The HUSH Foundation + performed live by the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble

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Small Group Narrative Experience + Discussion

"Narrative Kindness: Challenges and Joys"

 

AFTERNOON SESSION    
1:00pm - 4:30 pm

The Rougher Edges of Kindness: Our biases can make it hard to be kind

Keynote Speakers

Community   Mohamed Latib, PhD

CEO, CX University & PX Academy

Healthcare   Dr. Jennifer Stevens

Chief Medical Officer

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Perspectives in Kindness

Dr. Lorraine Dickey, The Narrative Initiative

Media Presentation of the short movie 

"Watchtower"  (British word for "Lighthouse")  

A film written and directed by Alex Vlahos
A Cowhouse Films Production

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Small Group Narrative Experience + Discussion

"Narrative Kindness: The Rougher Edges of Kindness"

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NARRATIVE KINDNESS WORKSHOPS

Each of our 1/2 Day Sessions conclude with The Narrative Initiative Small Group Session. Both the morning and afternoon program topics focus on how kindness can be integrated into our personal and professional lives.

Morning Session
"Narrative Kindness: Challenges & Joys"

Afternoon Session
"Narrative Kindness: The Rougher Edges of Kindness"

"HEAR ME"
 

A healthcare play that deals with the tricky issue of disclosure of a medical error.

Performed by: The Bloomsburg Ensemble Theater
Written by: Alan Hopgood & Dr. Catherine Crock
Directed by: Nicole Defenbaugh, PhD


Filmed at GOK USA 2019

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"WATCHTOWER"
 

A film that explores the inner conflict of isolating oneself and learning to allow a loved one to be a source of strength.

Written & Directed by: Alex Vlahos


2021 CowHouse Films