Transition Peer Groups
If you have ideas or questions please email Barbara at email@example.com.
Just a friendly reminder: We always welcome new women to check out our TPGs along with our many social occasions and programs. Please remember that non-members are welcome to attend SIGs & TPGs for a maximum of two times after which, per national policy, women are required to become a member of TTN to continue SIG/TPG participation.
TRANSITION PEER GROUP - NEW GROUP
- submitted by Barbara O'Sullivan
A new Transition Peer Group (TPG) for women who work focuses on the challenges and rewards of the current work place as well as preparing for retirement. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday April 19, at 7:00 PM. The focus for the discussion is working relationships with colleagues including the challenges and opportunities working with millennials rising up in their career path and baby boomers who are winding down.
If you are interested, please mark your calendar to attend our April meeting. New members to the group are always welcome.
Contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom link or with questions, insights and ideas.
TRANSITION PEER GROUP - Life Animated
- submitted by Sylvia Mohn
The topic for this meeting was to explore creativity by making three doodles related to weather, with the goal of achieving flow. The doodles we showed varied widely, from simple line drawings to more elaborate graphics. Several members drew abstractions, representing different physical objects or viewpoints (ex: blades of grass as seen by a bunny). Some doodles were geometric, some had colors, and others were done on different papers. Some members felt repetition and rhythm prompted flow.
Next month's meeting is Thursday, April 8, at 10:00 AM via Zoom. Topic: Introverts. We’ll start the meeting by looking at a screen-shared 20-minute TED talk by Susan Cain, then discuss. We can pre-watch if we want. This topic was prompted by a discussion about how COVID has changed our interactions, particularly with Zoom meetings (ex: how extroverts and introverts are on a more equal setting with everyone in the same size box, speaking more by taking turns, etc.) How introverts have felt furious about societal expectations to be extroverts, the pressure to be who you’re not, or not feeling accepted for who you are.
Please contact Eleni Skevas at email@example.com if you are interested in joining this group.
TRANSITION PEER GROUP - Living with Purpose
- submitted by Barbara O'Sullivan
The March Living with Purpose Transition Peer Group meeting focused on taking advantage of the motivation of the season as a great time for new beginnings and planting seeds for change. Our discussion included Spring cleaning our physical spaces and also our body, mind and soul.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, from 6:30-8:00 PM on Zoom. Our focus will be on using a technique called WOOP (Wish/Outcome/Obstacles/Plan). Here is a link to learn more about the WOOP tool. The tool is included in the Yale course Science of Well-Being offered free of charge through Coursera. The course has a lot of good information on rewirement and habit changing, the concept of miswanting and reference points (why some of us find ourselves feeling worse after spending time on Facebook). We will touch on these topics as well as time permits.
All Minneapolis/St. Paul TTN members are welcome. We meet the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00 PM. We are currently meeting via Zoom.
For more information or questions, please contact Barbara O'Sullivan at Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org
TRANSITION PEER GROUP - West Metro
- submitted by Jean Forrey
On March 1, we were missing three of our regular members but we still had a good discussion on the topic of Humanity. As always, our discussion was far ranging since we all bring something different and valuable to the table. And, as always, we learned something new about ourselves and each other.
All Minneapolis/St. Paul TTN members are welcome. We meet the first Monday of the month from 1:00-3:00 PM. We are currently meeting via Zoom.
If you want to attend our TPG, please contact Jean Forrey at email@example.com to be added to the mailing list and get monthly Zoom info.
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