May 10, 2002
and Acclaimed Author Margaret Wheatley
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
To Lead Workshop at Smith
NORTHAMPTON, Mass.-Smith College and
the Heartland Institute will present "An Essential Conversation
with Margaret Wheatley" from 5:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday,
May 28, in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility, Smith College.
The event, which is open to the general public, costs $25. Pre-registration
is required by May 24. To register, visit www.thoughtleadergathering.com
or call (888) 925-5995.
Organizational theorist, social thinker and award-winning author
of "A Simpler Way" and "Leadership and the New
Science," Wheatley will lead a discussion of her new book
"Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore
Hope to the Future."
"I believe we can change the world if we start talking to
one another again." With this simple declaration, Wheatley
proposes that we use the process of conversation and dialogue
as the means to develop solutions for the societal and organizational
changes that need to occur, locally and globally.
Wheatley will be the "conversation starter" for this
evening of inquiry, a portion of which will be spent in conversation
groups, reacting to Wheatley's remarks and sharing perspectives
on critical issues.
Co-sponsors of Wheatley's talk include the Massachusetts Small
Business Development Center; Social Venture Network; Motherwear,
Inc.; and Cambridge College.
For additional information on Wheatley or her talk at Smith,
call Iris Marchaj, executive education program manager at Smith
College, (413) 585-2798.