Kaiser Permanente Scholars Academy invites you to foster resilience and positivity with sessions for “Discovering Joy and Meaning.” Please join us for tools and approaches to create positivity and fulfillment in work life and beyond. National speakers will lead educational events which will be complemented by separate Healing Circle sessions to reinforce learning and build connection. We hope you can participate. Registration is required for each event.

CEs will be available for attendance at live speaker events.  Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 2365, for 1.0 contact hours.

TitleDateRegistration
Speaker Event 1: Renewing Your Personal Energy for Extraordinary Engagement May 12, 2021
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Speaker Event 1 Recording
Healing Circle 1: Resiliency and RenewalJune 16, 2021
9 to 10 a.m.
Register here.

You will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining.
Speaker Event 2: Cultivating Compassion: Self, Colleagues, and CommunitySeptember 8, 2021
Noon to 1 p.m.
Registration link to come.
Healing Circle 2: Compassion for Self and OthersOctober 13, 2021
9 to 10 a.m.
Registration link to come.
Speaker Event 3: Awakening Positivity: The Path to Extraordinary LivingNovember 10, 2021
Noon to 1 p.m.
Registration link to come.
Healing Circle 3: Belonging and CommunityDecember 8, 2021
9 to 10 a.m.
Registration link to come.

About our Speakers

Sharon Tucker, PhD, APRN-CNS, PMHCNS-BC, NC-BC, NAP, FAAN is a behavior change expert, speaker, researcher, author and professor. She is a licensed advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurse and holds board certification as an integrative nurse coach and meditation/mindfulness teacher. She has held leadership positions at 3 large academic medical centers, currently at The Ohio State University.

Brenda Buffington is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), a Certified Exercise Physiologist, and holds a Doctorate of Education (EdD). Brenda is in her seventh year at The Ohio State University as the Executive Director of the Health Athlete Program, Assistant Professor for Health & Wellness Innovation in Healthcare and the Lead Faculty for the Health & Wellness Coaching Graduate Certificate in the College of Nursing.

About Healing Circles

Healing Circles are facilitated, loosely structured sessions that allow people to share in a safe, inclusive setting. Traditionally used in First Nations ceremonies and based on the concept of gathering around a fire, they bring people together in the spirit of friendship and community.