OU’s American Indian Institute to Offer Two New Workshops this Fall


The American Indian Institute (Aii) is offering two new training programs this fall. Activating Your Potential: Personal Empowerment and Leadership Training will take place on October 18 and STRESSCARE Mastery and Mentor Training Level I will take place on October 19-21. Both trainings will be at the National Weather Center on the OU Norman Campus.

The Activating Your Potential Training is a full day workshop that bridges personal development with leadership skills of supervisors and leaders in any industry. Participants will learn how to use personal empowerment tools and the art of communication to help inspire others in using their own unique gifts and talents. Topics of the workshop will include defining leadership qualities, habits of happiness and effectiveness used in tandem, personal energy management, the balance of “doing” and “flowing”, emotional intelligence, self-care, and more. Registration is $175 and the fee covers lunch, snacks, and a Certificate of Completion.

STRESSCARE is a two and one-half day intensive training in holistic approaches to personal stress management and guiding others in simple and effective STRESSCARE skills. In this training, participants will increase their individual awareness and take charge of their personal stress levels. The training includes learning and integrating a set of STRESSCARE practices and skills to maintain optimum personal energy in the face of stressful situations and the demands of everyday life – at home and at work – while caring for body, mind, spirit, and emotions.

Training topics include understanding the cost of stress, exploring the Four Stress Natures, the link between happiness and resilience, mindfulness practices, power of meditation and stillness, using positive self-care and more. Registration is open and the cost is $395 for the full event. The registration fee includes all conference materials and meals.

Both trainings will be led by Carol LaRue, an occupational therapist and an integrative wellness author, national speaker and coach. Her experience in leadership and business ownership in the healthcare industry, coupled with her own struggle and triumph over burnout and stress- induced illness provides her with expertise and understanding of the challenges faced by people who simply do too much and who seek to achieve harmony in work and home commitments.

The American Indian Institute was established in 1951 at the University of Oklahoma as a non-profit Native American service, training, and research organization. It provides numerous outreach services including health promotion and disease prevention; Indian education; art, culture and language preservation; and tribal leadership and organization development. Aii has formed collaborative partnerships with American Indian, Native Alaskan and Canadian First Nation tribes and bands. For more information on services, conferences, and registration for each, visit www.aii.ou.edu.

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