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Greensboro Day School Invites the Greensboro Community to Talk with Two Nationally-Renowned Well-Being Experts

Greensboro Day School launched Pop-up Learning (PuL) earlier this month with the CEO of Cone Health, Terry Akin. This open-to-the-community initiative was developed by GDS to connect all Greensboro residents through a ZOOM dialogue about issues important to our health and well-being during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Next, GDS wants to focus on well-being for the Greensboro community.
 
Long term impacts on mental health and emotional well-being from the pandemic crisis are unknown. On Monday, April 20, Greensboro Day School will welcome nationally renowned expert and adolescent well-being researcher, Dr. Suniya Luthar, to PuL. Dr. Luthar will speak to the greater community about developing resilience during COVID-19. Professor Emerita at Columbia University and Co-Founder of Authentic Connections, Dr. Luthar’s work has been featured in the  Wall Street Journal on the topic of helping children to become more resilient and inTime, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
 
Join Dr. Luthar, Nina Kumar, CEO of Authentic Connections, and Head of School, Tracie Catlett for a roundtable discussion and Q & A on ZOOM, Monday, April 20 from 4-5 p.m. This event is free, and open to the entire community. The link will be made available through this document.
 
On Wednesday, April 29, from 3-4 p.m., the Greensboro community is invited to a roundtable discussion and Q & A with international well-being coach and speaker, Dave Mochel. Featured at Tedx, Dave coaches CEO’s, professional athletes, leadership teams, and educators across the globe. Join Dave and Head of School, Tracie Catlett, to learn skills you can practice now to maintain and preserve your wellbeing during and post the global pandemic. This event is also free and open to the community.
 
“We are all experiencing some type of loss. We’ve lost the physical connection with our friends, family members, work peers, and for some, a sense of purpose. Even the experts do not know the long-term impact this pandemic will have on the economy, but what we do know is that people need people and humans are social beings. We are welcoming well-being experts to help our community with coping strategies we can all use to manage during and after the pandemic. We will be our best selves with others personally and in the workplace if we manage our own well-being,” says Tracie Catlett, Head of School at Greensboro Day School. “We hope the community will join us for both Dr. Luthar and Dave Mochel. We, as a community, are stronger together.”
 
To participate in Pop-up Learning, click here, choose a session, use the Zoom ID to register and enter the meeting, and start learning. 
 
To learn how GDS is responding to COVID-19 you can read more about their pandemic preparedness here and see how their students and teachers are engaged in distance learning here.
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