Presentations - August/September 2015

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: Bob Manson
When: Wed, Aug. 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:
* Divorce
* Separation
* Paternity
* Property Division
* Custody
* Spousal Maintenance
* Child Support
* Financial Settlements
* Co-habitation

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: Tim Kuss
When: Wed, Aug. 12, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to men only

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.

Transportation - How to Ride

Presenter: Joanna Hubbard-Rivera
When: Wed, Aug. 19, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

A PowerPoint presentation followed by Q&A.

. Information on how to ride the bus and light-rail (both Green and Blue line)
. Safety tips and suggestions
. Information regarding fare structure
. Each participant receives a free ride coupon!

Metro Transit Customer Advocate, Joanna Hubbard-Rivera, will lead this presentation.

No Presentation

When: Wed, Aug. 26, 7:00-9:00 pm

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Linda Wrey and Steve Yasgur
When: Wed, Sep. 2, 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:
* Divorce
* Separation
* Paternity
* Property Division
* Custody
* Spousal Maintenance
* Child Support
* Financial Settlements
* Co-habitation

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: Tim Kuss
When: Wed, Sep. 9, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to men only

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.

Wise Thinking

Presenter: Larry Suess
When: Wed, Sep. 16, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Since we are always thinking, it's helpful to observe how we think and find ways to increase our productive thinking and lessen our non-productive thinking. Learn how to use your thoughts to improve your moods, manage your emotions, decrease your worries, improve your self-esteem, and become more creative.

Larry Suess is a Licensed Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and Music Therapist in private practice in Minneapolis for 30 years at Uptown Counseling, 612-823-5101. He works with individuals, couples, and families and uses a variety of therapeutic interventions from Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Therapy and skill and creativity based methods.

 

The Sexual Pleasure Formula

Presenter: Rod from Upside Life Skill
When: Wed, Sep. 23, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to men only

There's good sex and there's not-so-good sex, and we know it when we feel it. What makes good sex really pleasurable? Sex isn't much different from any other recipe -- coffee, cocktail, novel, European vacation. Pleasure occurs when the ingredients are quality and combined well. Regardless of awesome coffee beans, if the water is bad, you get skunky coffee every time. Sex is no different. Join us for two hours of fun and laughs while you learn where pleasure can be found in your own sex life. Come a few minutes early so we can start right on time.

Rod is a sexuality educator, sex coach and founder of Upside Life Skill. Rod teaches many topics in male sexuality in workshops and retreats and is a one-on-one coach for men navigating change in their sex lives or developing sexual skill. To talk further about coaching or invite Rod to speak, contact him at 612-234-5510 or through his website: www.upsidelifeskill.com.

 

Co-parenting in the Present & Future

Presenter: Steve Onell
When: Wed, Sep. 30, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

This presentation on co-parenting will be led by Stephen L. Onell, M.S., LISW from FathersFIRST! Steve is a long time member of the TCMC and has about 35 years of teaching experience and 25 years of social work experience. He's been teaching Parents Forever which is the co-parenting curriculum from the University of MN Extension Service. Parents Forever is probably the most widely used and recognized co-parenting curriculum used across the State of Minnesota.

Steve has been teaching Parents Forever since about 1996 and uses this curriculum at FathersFIRST! Parents Forever, after a recent revision, focuses on resiliency, self-care, stress and co-parenting principles. This is very important material as divorce and separation are listed as one of the ACES (adverse childhood experiences). A short video will be shown and a number of handouts will be available.

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Rasheen Tillman
When: Wed, Oct. 7, 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:
* Divorce
* Separation
* Paternity
* Property Division
* Custody
* Spousal Maintenance
* Child Support
* Financial Settlements
* Co-habitation

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: Tim Kuss
When: Wed, Oct. 14, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to men only

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.