New Speaker Series, Ursuline Talks, Premiers in April
Ursuline Support Services has launched an exciting new initiative. Ursuline Talks. a timely. informative. thought-provoking and entertaining speaker series providing insight into important issues facing society today.
“Ursuline Talks is an important component to Ursuline’s commitment to providing care. advocacy and education regarding critical challenges in our community” said USS Executive Director Tony Turo.
- “Ursuline Talks is the latest in a series of workshops. presentations and other educational opportunities we’ve offered professionals and the general pubIic on important issues”
The first series. Ursuline Talks 201 7: Caregivers. Caregiving … and Common Threads, will explore the growing need for more caregivers (both professional and lay).the increasing complexity) and stress associated with caregiving. The often-requested need to provide support to caregivers and what the future holds both for the individual caregivers and society as a whole.
The 201 7 schedule for Ursuline Talks features an impressive trio or speakers. including:
April 19: Theresa Brown, PhD, BSN, RN. author of the New York Times bestseller. The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives;
June 7: Nikolas Jintri. who challenges audiences through storytelling, music and illusion to “explore the spiritual, social and practical benefits of placing interesting questions above easy answers”; and
September 20: The University or Pittsburgh’s Richard Schulz, PhD. internationally recognized for his work in both aging and caregiving.
Each Ursuline Talks presentation will be held at the beautiful Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside. beginning with a VIP reception at 5:30 pm followed by our speaker at 7:00 p.m.
We anticipate. given the prominence of the talk and impressive list of presenters, that Ursuline Talks will attract a wide audience, including professional caregivers (nurses, physical therapists. etc.) as well as those who have or someday might be thrust into the role because of the needs of a friend or family member. Other key audiences include healthcare workers, those in the nonprofit and social concerns arenas, academicians, students and the general public.
Sponsorship packages and program advertising opportunities are available. Individual tickets can be purchased for the series at $90 or individual speakers at $40. Series tickets that include a VIP Reception are $125, while individual tickets with the VIP Reception are $55.