Speaker Series Oct. 13: Dr. Thomas G. Broussard, Jr. Discusses Stroke and Aphasia
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

TGB photoDr. Thomas G. Broussard, Jr., a neuroeducator, author, and public speaker, is dedicated to educating the national community about stroke and aphasia,  the loss of language that often results from a stroke. Broussard suffered a stroke in 2011 and in the many months that followed, worked to recover his abilities to read, write, and speak. His journey led him to create Stroke Diary: A Primer for Aphasia Therapy which provides tools for rehabilitation.

Dr. Broussard was formerly associate dean, Admissions & Career Services at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and is the founder/owner of Stroke Educator, Inc.

The AUNE Speaker Series events are free and open to the public, offering an opportunity for thoughtful exchange on topics of special interest or current events.

AUNE AP Trauma Speaker Series: Dr. Eileen Russell Discusses “Restoring Resilience: Discovering Your Clients’ Capacity for Healing”
Oct 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

9780393705713_198The AUNE Department of Applied Psychology is pleased to host Dr. Eileen Russell on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 4:30pm in the Community Room as she discusses her recent book, Restoring Resilience: Discovering Your Clients’ Capacity for Healing. People enter therapy not just because they are stuck and struggling, but also because they’re ready for change and have some hope of experiencing it. That readiness is a manifestation of each person’s innate resilience, their capacity to work on their own behalf to heal, according to Dr. Russell.

Many of the common modes of clinical work focus on pathology, the effects of habits or conditions that can be healed through clinical work, but Dr. Russell, without discounting the importance of pathology, offers up the idea that the best way to help with what’s going wrong in people’s lives is to build from the foundation of what’s going right. The book provides therapists with practical tips and the information needed to identify the potential for resilience in their clients and help them cultivate and deepen it for lasting change.

Drawing on interpersonal neurobiology and affect regulation research, as well as numerous theoretical orientations including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Focusing, attachment theory, and EMDR, Dr. Russell’s book provides the essential tools and background for any therapist interested in engaging in resilience-oriented therapy. Dr. Russell will share anecdotes from her own clinical work, including stories of patients who have become more resilient through therapy.

MBA in Sustainability Webinar
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you want to make your organization more effective, efficient, and sustainable? Our MBA in Sustainability will teach you the business and leadership skills needed to manage complex and changing organizational environments.

During this informational webinar, we’ll talk about how competency in sustainability methods, systems thinking, leadership, and collaboration is developed across our integrated curriculum, and how our experience-based business education enables students to implement an integrated approach to sustainability so that the world we share thrives now and into the future.

Webinars give you a chance to learn more about AUNE from the comfort of your own home.

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“Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner” Workshop Set for October 21, 2015, at AUNE
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Department of Environmental Studies is excited to host the workshop Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner, with internationally known educator and author Jen Stanchfield, from 8:30am to 3:30pm on October 21, 2015. Participants will discover a variety of experiential, brain-based teaching approaches that engage learners emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually. Such interactive methods assist educators to facilitate meaningful dialogue and reflection, develop a positive learning community, and review and reinforce lessons in a playful and engaging way.

In her 25 years as an experiential educator Stanchfield has worked as a clinician in treatment centers for children, adults and adolescents, as a classroom teacher, adventure educator, and in the professional training setting. Through these experiences she has developed an extensive repertoire of experiential activities, tools and strategies, which she brings to her engaging and informative workshops, publications, and training sessions. Her aim is to help educators fill their toolbox with quality, unique, and user-friendly methods that will enhance the learning process.

AUNE students are entitled to a significant discount to attend the full-day workshop ($75 for AUNE students; $125 for non-students), which includes lunch, and a copy of Stanchfield’s most recent book, also entitled Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner.

Inspired Educator bookcover

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For more information on Jen Stanchfield visit:



MBA Community Meeting Forum – Putting Our MBAs to Work
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

For the third Community Meeting Forum of the Fall 2015 semester, a panel of our MBA in Sustainability alumni will talk about how their learning in the program has played a role in their career paths and work as sustainability advocates. The four alumni work in the fields of sustainable energy, food recovery, health care sustainability, and sustainable building design.

miriam aylward
Miriam Aylward ’14 is 
Director of Program Development at Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) in Northampton, MA. NESEA is the region’s leading membership organization promoting sustainable energy practices in the built environment. As professionals in the fields of renewable energy and building, NESEA embraces whole systems thinking as the path to sustainability.

Laurie “Duck” Caldwell ’13 is Executive Director for Boston Area Gleaners. Boston Area Gleaners is a leading food recovery non-profit which focuses on capturing local produce from the many farm fields that surround the Boston metropolitan area. Farmers donate surplus crops, and the primary beneficiaries are people who have limited access to high quality, local produce. Over 40K tons of produce gleaned and delivered into the Boston food system in 2013.

Hermine Levey Weston ’12 is Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth where she manages member accounts by providing support and technical expertise related to environmental and sustainability programs in health care settings. Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading resource for environmentally friendly practices for the health care sector. It is a nonprofit membership organization founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and best practices by organizations in the healthcare community.

Danny Veerkamp
Danny Veerkamp ’14 is a Project Manager and a LEED AP® and BPI Building Analyst at Bensonwood Homes in Walpole, NH. Bensonwood is a design/build firm producing sustainable, energy-efficient residential and commercial buildings with a strong emphasis on offsite fabrication and minimization of job site construction time. Now in its 40th anniversary year, Bensonwood is an established leader, nationally recognized for innovative prefabrication of building components and high quality, energy-efficient structures.

Northern New England Critical Skills Institute
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


For Teachers in northern Vermont and northern New Hampshire

This Fall open-enrollment Critical Skills Institute will meet on the following dates:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings:
October 27 & 29
and November 3 & 5, 2016
from 5:00 to 8:00pm

Saturdays and Sundays, October 31 and November 1,
and November 7 & 8
from 8:00am-4:00pm.

A certificate for professional development hours will be provided. Participants may choose to take it for graduate credit for an additional registration fee of $350. Group discounts available for 4 or more teachers from the same district.

This course will be held at the Barn at Riverside, 30 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, Vermont.

Visit these website links for more information on the Critical Skills Program.

The Critical Skills Classroom
A Critical Skills Institute

Individual Registration–$700 each
Group Rate-for a team of four teachers from the same district–$650 each
Staff at Riverside Academy–$625 each


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