Belief, Hope and Generosity in the Workplace: Hiring Individuals in Recovery

Wednesday October 1, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event will be recorded

Ari Weinzweig believes that a key aspect of managing ourselves is acknowledging the power of belief - and how much, whether we realize it or not, our beliefs impact our lives and our futures.

In this talk, the CEO and co-founding partner of Zingerman's Community of Businesses will take a look at how our beliefs play out in our day to day workplace experiences and how we and our workplaces are impacted by our beliefs. Ari will discuss how our beliefs about ourselves, organization, coworkers, and our boss, affect the work that we do. And also how, wittingly or unwittingly, we go to great lengths to reinforce our beliefs.

Weinzweig has been distilling the lessons learned from that journey into a series of what will eventually be 6 books. The third, and most recent of the Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading series, "A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to Managing Ourselves," turns inwards and examines the impact that our selves have on our businesses.

This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

This lecture is in partnership with U-M Council for Disability Concerns 2014 Investing in Ability Week theme Addiction as Disability. This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to the 4th floor of the Downtown Library.

So You Think You Need a Website


If you have a business or are a non-profit organization - you definitely have to have a website. But how should you begin? And how do you develop a solid web presence that will draw people to your site? Join us on Tuesday December 6, 2011: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room for this informative workshop as a small business counselor from SCORE discusses who needs a website, why, and how to develop a web presence.

Thinkfinity.org: Free Online Resources for Educators

ThinkfinityThinkfinityVerizon Thinkfinity is a portal to thousands of free online resources for classroom, after school, and homeschool educators, including teachers, tutors, and parents.

Who develops the resources?

Led by Verizon, Thinkfinity brings together a diverse group of content partners, including ARTSEDGE of the JFK Center for the Performing Arts, EconEdLink from the Council for Economic Education, Illuminations from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Literacy Network from the National Center for Family Literacy and ProLiteracy.

These participants contribute lesson plans, games, interactive activities, and skill-building activities for collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical-thinking for Pre-K through adult learners. These resources are aligned to state and national standards.

In Michigan, the Thinkfinity State Education partner is the Michigan Department of Education.

What resources are available?

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