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Open yourself to new ideas at Reflection Point this fall

Interested in connecting to other faculty and staff members? Want to think about diverse perspectives and new ways of seeing things you thought you understood? If so, consider joining Reflection Point (the new name for Books@Work).

Reflection Point guides groups through facilitated discussions of carefully chosen books and stories, designed to invite good questions, active listening and a deeper understanding of your colleagues and yourself. It’s about opening your mind and your heart to new ideas and experiences. And it is an opportunity to make new friends.

A recent CWRU participant explained: “You’re showing up in a more human way than you would typically in professional spaces. It gives everybody an opportunity to shed a little bit of that armor.”

All of the spring 2021 participants found the program worthwhile.

Starting Sept. 7, Reflection Point will run two virtual programs: Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Each program will run 12 weeks and cover three separate books, two of which will be chosen by participants. The sessions will be facilitated by a CWRU faculty member.

Because space is very limited, participants must be able to attend at least 10 of the sessions to be placed on the roster. Preference will be given to individuals who have not yet participated in a Reflection Point or Books@Work program.

To register, email Mary Ann Dobbins at

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