It's Time for an Optimistic View of the Economy

This is a guest post by Sarah Slavick at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. Click here to register for JFCS’ Free Conference “Creating New Dreams: Moving Forward in a Changing Economy.”
The new catchphrase “the Great Recession” hasn’t come out of nowhere; we all know times have been tough for awhile. Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis recognizes the need for information that can help.
Whether you’re employed and could use some tips on balancing life at work and at home, or you’re searching for a job, you’ll benefit from the exceptional resources available at our FREE conference “Creating New Dreams: Moving Forward in the Changing Economy” on Sunday, March 14. The conference’s keynote speaker, Art Rolnick, Senior Vice President and Director of Research with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will talk about “An Optimistic View of the U.S. Economy” – something we’d all like to hear!


Communication Bootcamp

Get ready to get your communication in shape! Join us for a fun, interactive workshop to boost your ability to connect with friends, partners/spouses and co-workers. We will be looking at body language, learning about the big four communication pitfalls, and more.
Hoist a Banner

How you present your image and credentials in your communications. This session will provide you with a variety of packaging ideas you will need to promote YOU – your product in the market place.
When Dreams Don’t Come True

For most of us, life doesn’t turn out the way we envisioned. Sometimes the adjustments needed are minor, sometimes major. How can we cope and grow when challenges seem overwhelming?
Charting a Course

You are embarking on your journey and the promise of a new career opportunity lights the way. Find out where the best-thought-out market strategies run aground. We will help you to implement a strategy and a tactical action plan to chart from the beginning to the end of your voyage.
Feng Shui and You

This breakout session will be an interactive discussion of the basics of Feng Shui, an ancient art form that teaches you how to maximize your environment to enhance well-being. There are many easy ‘fixes’ for your home, office or even your desk to help you in many areas of your life. If you bring with you a rough drawing of the outline of your home and the rooms in it, that will help you get the most out of this session.
Luck Is No Accident: Making the most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career

A chance meeting, a broken appointment, a fill-in job, a newly discovered hobby – all of these are the kinds of occurrences that can lead to unexpected life directions and career choices. Learn to recognize the opportunities the unplanned events present and to make the most of happenstance.
Yoga for Stress Relief
This participatory session will be an introduction to how yoga can help relieve stress in our lives. At the physical level, yoga improves flexibility, strength, stamina and posture. Psychologically, yoga can reduce depression and anxiety and improve both concentration and memory.
Healthy Meals on a Budget
Learn how to create healthy and fast meals that don’t cost you a lot. A nutritionist will give you ideas your whole family will love.
This free conference will be from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Sabes JCC (4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park, 55416) on the 14th. Register and get more info here or call 952-546-0616. By registering you reserve a lunch. The conference, hosted by JFCS and Sabes JCC, is open to people of all backgrounds. For information on childcare, contact Cari Tschida at 952-381-3418 or [email protected].

“Creating New Dreams: Moving Forward in the Changing Economy” is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, and Minnesota Rabbinical Association.