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Lunch and Learn: Heart at Work – Honing Emotional Literacy for Impact

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When we are cultivating strong emotional literacy skills, including empathy, adaptability, and conflict navigation, we are nourishing a quintessential element in creating social impact – people. There is no change in the world without people. The more we can build relations which are healthy, the more we can create change together. CSI Member Circle Point Wellness will lead us in a highly interactive and participatory lunch and learn to introduce us to the concept of emotional literacy in impact work, offer a tool of self-reflection and examine what a healthy culture looks like when working on creating change in the world.

During this session, participants will:

  • Deepen their understanding of how emotional literacy is linked to creating impact,
  • Learn a tool for self-reflection which will strengthen the relationships necessary for social impact work, and
  • Examine the elements of creating good work in the world and how it connects to the organization’s culture.

This event will take place on Monday, February 12, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST. CSI Members get in for free! Non-members can purchase tickets for $10. No one will be turned away due to costs. If this is a barrier, please send us a message at info[at]socialinnovation[dot]ca and we will follow up with a ticket discount code.

About the speaker:
“Snjezana Pruginic (pronouns she/her)  is a seasoned Somatic Therapist, Transformative Justice Worker, and the visionary behind Circle Point Wellness—a socially minded business  committed to cultivating work environments in which people feel good and can do good.

With a rich career spanning 23 years, Snjezana has dedicated herself to the convergence of social justice and well-being, shaping her approach for her work with individuals, communities, organizations, and businesses. Her impact extends across 7 diverse countries, where she has delivered training, spearheaded community initiatives, and provided personalized therapeutic services. She is the Founder of a transformative well-being program called Moving Forward, which was successfully implemented with youth survivors of war in Bosnia, former child soldiers in Colombia, and communities experiencing violence in Canada.

She has made the transition into working fo  inclusive and healthy workplaces that prioritize well-being as more than a mere checklist after years of supporting clients in managing stress and trauma caused by toxic work environments. A sought-after speaker, she has recently channeled more of her energy into the realm of writing and exploration of what it takes to create care-based systems.

She is also a fierce advocate for equitable economic well-being and has spent many years working with individuals who have experienced incarceration in supporting development of meaningful employment opportunities.  She currently mentors entrepreneurs, especially women and individuals in the creative sector. Her expertise has helped entrepreneurs build successful and thriving businesses.”