Toolkit Talks

Introducing Booth UC’s new virtual lecture series: Toolkit Talks. These talks are meant to speak directly to our commitment to Education for a Better World, by sharing knowledge on important and timely topics, with guests who are experts in their fields.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021 – 7:00 PM CT

Captain Barb Stanley presents Helpful Boundaries in Relationships

What are you responsible for in relationships? Whether it is a professional or personal relationship, find out how to set healthy limits!

From the seminal work of Cloud and Townsend, this lecture will cover the basic principles of setting good limits within your relationships so that you can determine what you are responsible for, and what you are not responsible for. This ability to set healthy limits will lead to freedom and joy.
Captain Barb Stanley has been part of The Salvation Army’s Pastoral Services Department since 2009 and enjoys connecting with Officers and their families.

Having graduated in 1992 with her Master’s in counselling, Barb integrates ministry, psychology and spiritual development in her role at Pastoral Services. One of her greatest joys is teaching, and more specifically the ability to give people tools for life and ministry.

Please note: In order to provide a safe space for conversation, this talk was not recorded. Captain Stanley has recommended this YouTube video series from Cloud and Townsend, on boundaries, as a follow-up.

JANUARY 19, 2022 – 7:00 PM CT

Lieut. Colonel (Dr.) Susan van Duinen presents What Makes Your Heart Sing?

It’s a new year. So let’s explore  “What Makes Your Heart Sing?” This inquiry will help you get in touch with what truly gives you joy in life. It asks you, just for a moment, to imagine you’re blissfully happy and feeling true joy – free and light of all cares and worry. You can’t help but smile (within or without) and you feel relaxed and at peace with yourself and the world. You may even feel a glow from within and a spaciousness in your heart.  Is this even possible in our world today? 

Booth UC President Lieut. Colonel van Duinen has a Doctor of Ministry (Counselling) from Providence University College and Seminary in Winnipeg and a Master of Divinity from Tyndale University in Toronto. She is a Certified Professional Leadership Coach, has extensive experience as a presenter at national and international conferences, and is a sought-after Executive Leadership and Life Coach consultant.

MARCH 9, 2022 – 7:00 PM CT

Jennifer Meixner presents Our Home on Native Land: Healing Through Story

Land is central to Indigenous ways of knowing and being in what we now call Canada. Settler colonialism has been detrimental to the land, requiring all people today to consider how we reconcile and heal our relationships to the land, to one another, and in all parts of ourselves. This is a conversation about what it means to live on Indigenous lands, and how stories are fundamental in a process of reconciliation and healing for all. Join us to be part of this shared story of reconciliation and healing on Indigenous land. 

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Conflict Resolution, a Bachelors of Social Work (registered), and a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance. In addition to working at Manitoba Justice for ten years, she was employed with The Office of the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth as an advocacy officer and a registered Social Worker. Jennifer will be joining Booth UC as an Assistant Professor on July 1, 2022.

Her most recent experience was focused on Indigenous self-determination in governance and Justice, and directing services and programs in an Indigenous non-profit organization. Jennifer has a private practice with a focus on organizational capacity and restorative interventions. Her favourite roles include being a mother to her two sons and engaging in the community.


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