Presentations - February/March 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: Rasheen Tillman
When: Wed, Feb. 4, 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: Andy Mickel
When: Wed, Feb. 11, 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.

Developing An Attitude Of Gratitude

Presenter: Mark Scannell
When: Wed, Feb. 18, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

In this presentation, Mark will address some of the obstacles to developing an attitude of gratitude as well as what we can do to develop this attitude in ourselves. There will be input on gratitude, discussion of the material and experimenting with different practice ways to develop gratitude.

Mark Scannell is retired, having been part-owner of a manufacturer’s rep company in plumbing. Before that, he was a Roman Catholic priest. Presently, he officiates at weddings and umpires softball in Minneapolis. He is married. He is working on a book of gratitude which suggests that gratitude is a missing element in the Serenity Prayer, which he is looking forward to publishing in 2015.

 

Jumpstart Your Career in 2015

Discussion Leader: James Jenneman
When: Feb. 25, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Whether you're unemployed, working and staying put, or looking for greener pastures, you'll benefit from this presentation and open discussion. We'll talk about practical tips to make your resume stand out from the crowd, how to ace a job interview, why improved corporate culture starts with you, and much more! Come with your questions about your career, your job search, your company's culture (and what you can do to improve it), and your sticky workplace situations. Time permitting, resume help will be provided at the end, so bring a copy of yours if you'd like a chance at personalized advice!

James Jenneman is an HR professional and coach in Minneapolis. His mission is to help people live and work as humans, rather than resources.

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Kelley Lorix
When: Wed, Mar. 4, 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, Mar. 11, 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.

Healing Sexual Trauma & Abuse

Presenter: Kathleen McDowell & Jerry Buchmeier
When: Wed, Mar. 18, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

More than 25% have been sexually abused in childhood, adolescence, or have experienced sexual trauma as adults. Learn about these issues and how we support growth and change within our group. Hearing others’ stories builds trust, and releases shame, isolation, and feeling different. But each person’s story turns out to be both shattering and heartening for us all as we listen.

Co-facilitated by Jerry Buchmeier, PhD Therapeutic Counseling (763-546-4133), Kathleen McDowell, MA Human Development/Child Sexual Abuse. They both are survivors themselves, and have gone through long journeys towards health and balance. They now are helping others through the same process as part of their personal and professional life goals.

 

Friendship Can Help Rebuild Lives: Volunteering with Amicus

Presenter: Jill Barnes
When: Mar. 25, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Far too often, people who are incarcerated return to community with few positive connections or friendships. For over 45 years, Amicus (latin for “friend”) has been matching trained and supported volunteers with people in prison or jail. Learn how these simple friendships can make a huge difference in the lives of both volunteer and participant.   

Jill Barnes is a volunteer with Amicus and can be reached at jill.barnes@voamn.org / 612-877-4254.

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Bob Manson
When: Wed, Apr. 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, Apr. 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.