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Commonsense Ideas on How to Get Along Better with the Important People in Your Life

Friday, December 4

Instructor: Paul Heacock

Paul shares some of the “BASIC” strategies for success in managing our everyday business and personal relationships. Paul’s approach is to share some fundamental concepts, in an entertaining fashion, while allowing each of us to re-think and re-discover better ways to manage and deal with today’s fast-paced environment.

Paul has a long career in insurance company finance, operations, and training. He has been a CEO, CFO, CIO, CAO, and entrepreneur. He is currently a board member of the Armed Forces Insurance Company and the Cameron Mutual Insurance Companies. He recently completed 15+ years on the boards of the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation and the Harry S. Truman Neurological Center for Children. In “retirement”, Paul authored his book entitled “BASIC Relationship and Leadership Strategies – Commonsense Ideas on How to Get Along Better with the Important People in Your Life”. His book, originally written as a legacy gift for his granddaughter, summarizes and shares the leadership and personal relationship lessons learned by Paul as a business leader, marriage partner, parent and grandparent.

Grief During COVID

Tuesday, December 8

Instructor: Clara Anderson Sainte

COVID has taken so much from us: loss of life, loss of normalcy, loss of being able to physically show up for each other, loss of being able to plan for the future. This presentation will discuss various losses created by COVID, grief theories, and how to continue to do necessary self-care while doing grief work.

Clara Anderson Sainte, LCSW, LSCSW, is the Program Director for Gilda's Club Kansas City, which is a local nonprofit offering a free cancer support community. She develops and oversees the education and support programming and is also trained as a Grief Recovery Specialist. Prior to Gilda's Club, Clara worked for NorthCare Hospice as a social worker and bereavement specialist. 

Clara is a board member of Kansas City Center for Inclusion and a member of the Kansas Cancer Partnership, Missouri Cancer Consortium, and Children's Mercy's Equity and Diversity Council. Clara previously served as a board member of Mental Health America of the Heartland.

Clara's Master's degree in Social Work is from UMKC and she is an alumnus of Northwest Missouri State University.

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