“Listening to my co-workers in this setting really gave me a shared perspective and respect for them."
In Book Group for Work, people with shared work experience meet for a series of discussions about readings connected to a topic or issue important to them. A facilitator encourages depth and breadth in the conversation, creating a good atmosphere for a discussion in which everyone has ample opportunity to share their ideas and questions with one another.
Participants report increases in their empathy for patients and clients, cultural awareness, interpersonal skills, communication, and job satisfaction.
Book Group for Work programs are hosted by a wide variety of Organizations–whether through a hospital’s Literature & Medicine program, or through a school’s Lit & Ed program, or through a domestic violence resource center. All Groups follow the same basic guidelines and structure, but each Book Group has its own particular character – all of the logistics, including the program’s title, are determined in close collaboration with the Organization.
We work closely with each Organization that hosts a Book Group for Work, and value these partnerships highly.
Register by 15 May for the Fall.
(starting in August, September, October or November)
Register by 15 October for Winter / Spring.
(starting in January, February, March, or April)