Shift away from the “difficult people and challenging behaviors”
narrative, move towards compassionate communication for ourselves
and others. Using creative exercises and proof of listening techniques,
reflect on the personal-professional growth needed to bring us closer
to our communication goals. Build stronger teams and enhance
caregiving partnerships with the improv mentality of 'yes and'.
This workshop is geared towards any professional in a helping profession, direct service position, customer service, managing a team, etc. These are foundational ways of viewing our relationships through a more compassionate lens.
Virtual: We're going to have fun in this interactive workshop! This won't be your standard Zoom meeting. Cameras on, bring paper and writing utensils (we support your multi-color highlighter habit).
In-Person: We'll make our way to your team, wherever you are in the world, carrying our art supplies with us. These workshops have incredible energy that will inspire your team! Depending on location, there may be additional travel fees associated.
Facilitators from Creative Spark, a Front Porch Community Service:
Jessica McCracken, MPA, brings people together through the creative process. Her career began at the Center for Elders and Youth in the Arts, Institute on Aging in 2007. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Arts Management. With great dedication to collaboration, Jessica co-founded Creative Aging San Francisco, a collective of individuals utilizing the arts to support healthy aging.
Katie Wade, MEd, LPC, is passionate about ensuring we all have access to creative means of connecting with ourselves and others as we grow older. After working as a mental health therapist with older adults in an inpatient setting, Katie maintained a private practice while providing social connection programming and other services to older adults and caregivers, and now nurtures and grows innovative creative aging programs.