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Aspire is virtual. And you're invited!

Every year we hold a volunteer retreat and conference in Northern California. The purpose of the event is to deepen our relationships with our volunteers, celebrate the beautiful community we belong to, and discuss topics related to development and personal growth.

The unique circumstances facing all of us this year have forced us to innovate. We’re moving Aspire online, and you’re invited to be a part of a 2 week conversation on: Resilience. 

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The Schedule

Introduction to Resilience

Resilience has become a buzzword, but what does it really mean? We interview resilience researcher Dr. Heidi Weigand to understand the fundamentals of this concept.

WHEN: Monday, September 14th at 12pm PST

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

Join Zelalem Asmamaw, iPhone Engineer at Apple, to learn about the difference between these two mindsets. And how you can use this framework to tackle challenges in life or at work.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 16th at 12pm PST

Emotional Resilience

A lot of us focus on our IQ. But our EQ is just as important. During this session you'll be learning how to pay attention to our emotions and lean into the joy and pain with licensed clinical social worker Emily Prusator

WHEN: Friday, September 18th at 12pm PST

Breathwork & Mindfulness Practices

An important part of your resiliency journey is having the right tools. Coming back to the moment and focusing on your breath is a proven technique to help. Join Holistic Life Coach Amanda Chiu to learn about how to incorporate these techniques into your toolbox!

WHEN: Monday, September 21st at 12pm PST

Stories of Resilience

This is one you'll definitely want to attend! Join V2I Tribe Members Shannon and Amanda A. as they share their own stories of trials, grit, learning and growth.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 23rd at 12pm PST

Building Resilience at V2I

When we were planning 2020, our team didn't have a back up plan to weather a global pandemic. But we have risen to the challenge and continued to advance our mission. Join us to learn how!

WHEN: Friday, September 25th at 12pm PST

Like tiny seeds with potent power to push through tough ground and become mighty trees, we hold innate reserves of unimaginable strength. We are resilient.

Catherine DeVrye

The Gift of Nature

build resilience. join us.

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