YRU 2013

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013, 6:30 to 9pm
Upper Gwinn Commons
Seattle Pacific University

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Real Conversations

YRU is a 2 1/2 hour event where business leaders, stay at home parents, church leaders, students, people just like you will come together to have a conversation about the experiences they have had, the lessons they have learned, where they are going, and why. YRU is a highly-interactive, forward thinking, and, most importantly, real conversation where we provide the structure and you provide the voice. With leading authors in the areas of leadership consultation and development, you are invited to bring your work team, the friends in your community, or your church staff to better understand the experiences that have changed the way you lead and live your life.

Real Experiences and Real Lessons

We’ve heard it said that you are supposed to learn from your experiences. We teach our children this. We often ask this of society. Our history begs us to ask, what did you learn? And these experiences, whether they were successes or failures, whether we chose them or they happened to us, raise complex emotions that affect not only how we feel about ourselves, but how we work, how we work together, and how we get things done. These experiences can also lead to great transformation when we are willing face the challenge of reconciling the lessons we’ve learned to the questions surrounding YRU. Questions that ask, YRU motivated? YRU reluctant to change? YRU willing to take a risk?
These questions can seem daunting without structure and space to engage and challenge the lessons that have impacted the person that we are, but when we are willing to press in to the hard experience that have transformed us, we can learn more about the person we are at work, with our families, and in our communities. YRU provides a unique space to do just this.

New to YRU 2013

Dr. Paul Yost of the CLRD will be joined by many of his co-authors, including Seattle Pacific University faculty and students, for a celebration of the recently published and highly-anticipated book, “Experience-Driven Leader Development.” The authors will be there to share with you their work in helping leaders in organizations learn from their experiences and develop on the job.
Whether this is you or someone you know, many of us feel a sense that we need a safe space to talk intentionally about the challenges and opportunities in our lives. YRU 2013 will provide a unique opportunity to have that space.

What will it be like?

Conversational: No big name speakers who make all of us feel small
Forward Thinking: A place to discover how to move forward, not to complain about life and remain stagnant
Engaging: Enjoying ourselves while discussing deep things
Real: If it doesn’t feel like a place where you can be yourself that would be a shame
Full of Hope and Possibility