Presentations - October/November 2014

The Men's Center Board appreciates the volunteer presenters who return from time to time and welcome first timers. Their presentations add a new dimension to our weekly Wednesday night gatherings.

Please take time to read the descriptions and plan to attend if they stimulate your interest. Bring a friend to share the experience and acquaint him/her with the Men's Center. Each presentation is intended to promote personal growth, stimulate your interest in a topic, and to give you an opportunity to interact with other attendees.

We are always looking for new presenters and topics. Please call Randy at The Men's Center, 612-822-5892 with your ideas and names. We appreciate your help.

Presentations are the sole responsibility of the presenter(s). The Men's Center does not endorse, takes no specific position, nor does it hold any opinion on the presentations, or of any information imparted, or of the presenter(s) themselves.

The Men's Center is a RESOURCE for the community, a clearing house for information of all kinds, agreeable or not, to one's beliefs. Listen, participate and make your own decisions.

All groups meet at TMC, 3249 Hennepin Ave. So, Suite 55, unless otherwise noted. These low cost presentations are shown in the Calendar of Events and a more extensive description follows. No pre-registration is needed; entrance fees collected at the door are:

  • Non-Members of TMC $5.
  • Regular Members ($20 level) - $3
  • Patron Members - FREE

    Note: All events are for men only unless otherwise stated.

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Rasheen Tillman
When: Wed, Oct. 1, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Targeted to the needs of men or women going through or anticipating divorce or dealing with other family law issues, this Clinic will give you an opportunity to discuss your own questions on such topics as:

Attorneys will volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of those who attend. A nominal fee of $5 is charged for the public. Members of the Men's Center receive a courtesy discount.

Mankind Project Open Circle

Presenter: Andy Mickel
When: Wed, Oct. 8, 7:00-9:00 pm

ManKind Project Minnesota began in 1990 and over 800 men are in our community. We have more than 20 on-going men's groups which serve as places where men can develop their Emotional Intelligence, practice Accountability to their Commitments of Service to others, and practice Authenticity in Actions and declarations.

This Open Circle enables participants to witness other men practice clarity of self-expression from their hearts rather than their heads. Join us in our 5-round format and ask questions to learn more and even participate yourself if you choose. Our structure is based on the masculine archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician & Lover in Moore and Gilette's book.

Over 50,000 men have attended ManKind Project experiential weekends for men all over the world to empower men to improve their lives and work together to help other men and families.

ManKind Project Minnesota offers two New Warrior Training Adventure weekends/year.

Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support and Divorce

Presenter: Joe Ganglehoff
When: Wed, Oct. 15, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Custody and parenting time disputes, child support, and divorce can be challenging. The emotional and financial impact of these legal issues are painful and complicated. This presentation is intended to provide a high level overview of the legal steps necessary to resolve these matters. Emphasis will be given to alternative dispute resolution, counseling, and other methods of problem solving.

Joe Gangelhoff has a solo legal practice located in Eagan, Minnesota and has practiced family law since 2011. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two young boys. Joe can be reached at 612-321-9800 or www.legaldelta.com.

Seven Feathers Program for Healing and Recovery

Presenter: Dan Gorbunow
When: Wed, Oct. 22, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all men

Ready for a different approach to your recovery and healing?

Experience community in a fresh way by honoring culture, tradition, values, and beliefs that shape our healing patterns. This is a fun, practical venture in the use of sacred space and ritual to help our journey of healing from addictions. In the Warrior Healing Circle of Seven Feathers, all beliefs (or any lack of) are welcome, and participants are invited to "Bring whatever is sacred to you, with you, and respect the truth of others." Participants will learn to value the wisdom carried in each person's culture and experience, to discover that there are many paths to recovery and wholeness, and to have fun while doing "the work" of personal transformation. This is the introduction to a weekend workshop series offered at TCMC throughout the year. Open to all people, men, women, youth, elders, and genders. Go beyond "maintenance" of your program, and step into discovery of possibilities!

Seven Feathers Program is designed and facilitated by Dan Gorbunow, AMT. Dan is a Shamanic Bodyworker specializing in men's health at Red Earth Sanctuary in Uptown. He is an experienced facilitator and pioneered the Seven Feathers Program for work with youth and adults in treatment centers in the region. Please contact Dan if you plan to attend, however registration is only recommended, NOT required. Email: thunderbird@live.com

Choose to Inhabit Your Life!?

Presenter: Mac McElroy
When: Wed, Oct. 29, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

An invitation to anyone interested in living in the state of choice. This gathering will introduce concepts and tools that can help free you up, but more than that - you will go home with tangible change available to you. You will have the opportunity to practice choosing to use these tools or
not.

Mac McElroy's coaching promotes the conscious engagement with all aspects of life, for a fuller and deeper appreciation of one's aliveness and ability to choose. MA in applied psychology, a deep adoption of Indigenous Spirituality, and numerous opportunities to reframe and transform his own life makes Mac an effective Change Agent/Manager.

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Kelley Lorix
When: Wed, Nov. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Targeted to the needs of men or women going through or anticipating divorce or dealing with other family law issues, this Clinic will give you an opportunity to discuss your own questions on such topics as:

Attorneys will volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of those who attend. A nominal fee of $5 is charged for the public. Members of the Men's Center receive a courtesy discount.

Mankind Project Open Circle

Presenter: Andy Mickel
When: Wed, Nov. 12, 7:00-9:00 pm

ManKind Project Minnesota began in 1990 and over 800 men are in our community. We have more than 20 on-going men's groups which serve as places where men can develop their Emotional Intelligence, practice Accountability to their Commitments of Service to others, and practice Authenticity in Actions and declarations.
This Open Circle enables participants to witness other men practice clarity of self-expression from their hearts rather than their heads. Join us in our 5-round format and ask questions to learn more and even participate yourself if you choose. Our structure is based on the masculine archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician & Lover in Moore and Gilette's book.

Over 50,000 men have attended ManKind Project experiential weekends for men all over the world to empower men to improve their lives and work together to help other men and families.

ManKind Project Minnesota offers two New Warrior Training Adventure weekends/year.

Choose to Inhabit Your Life!?

Discussion Leader: Mac McElroy
When: Wed, Nov. 19, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

An invitation to anyone interested in living in the state of choice. This gathering will introduce concepts and tools that can help free you up, but more than that - you will go home with tangible change available to you. You will have the opportunity to practice choosing to use these tools or
not.

Mac McElroy's coaching promotes the conscious engagement with all aspects of life, for a fuller and deeper appreciation of one's aliveness and ability to choose. MA in applied psychology, a deep adoption of Indigenous Spirituality, and numerous opportunities to reframe and transform his own life makes Mac an effective Change Agent/Manager.

No Presentation due to Holiday

Presenter: None
When: Wed, Nov. 26, 7:00-9:00 pm

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Bob Manson
When: Wed, Dec. 3, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Targeted to the needs of men or women going through or anticipating divorce or dealing with other family law issues, this Clinic will give you an opportunity to discuss your own questions on such topics as:

Attorneys will volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of those who attend. A nominal fee of $5 is charged for the public. Members of the Men's Center receive a courtesy discount.

Mankind Project Open Circle

Presenter: Andy Mickel
When: Wed, Dec. 10, 7:00-9:00 pm

ManKind Project Minnesota began in 1990 and over 800 men are in our community. We have more than 20 on-going men's groups which serve as places where men can develop their Emotional Intelligence, practice Accountability to their Commitments of Service to others, and practice Authenticity in Actions and declarations.
This Open Circle enables participants to witness other men practice clarity of self-expression from their hearts rather than their heads. Join us in our 5-round format and ask questions to learn more and even participate yourself if you choose. Our structure is based on the masculine archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician & Lover in Moore and Gilette's book.

Over 50,000 men have attended ManKind Project experiential weekends for men all over the world to empower men to improve their lives and work together to help other men and families.

ManKind Project Minnesota offers two New Warrior Training Adventure weekends/year.