Laura Gronewold to speak, hold workshop at LCSC

Laura GronewoldLEWISTON, Idaho – Laura Gronewold, director of education for Ben’s Bells Project in Tucson, Ariz., will give a public talk on “Kindness Matters: Finding the Strength and Courage to Lead,” at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts and History, 415 Main Street in Lewiston, on Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. 

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will focus on how kindness is a powerful skill set that empowers people to think and act differently so that they effect positive change in workplaces, schools, families, neighborhoods, and communities. 

Gronewold will also offer a faculty workshop on kindness education at the Center for Teaching and Learning at the LCSC Library at noon. In this interactive workshop session, Gronewold will address the challenges and opportunities for kindness we encounter in daily interactions, demonstrate how infusing the practice of intentional kindness into workplaces can help departments effectively utilize vulnerability and kind communication, and will lead participants in a discussion of Kind Communication, distinguishing between nice and kind communication and providing strategies for empathetic and effective dialogue. 

Gronewold, who holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Arizona, develops educational programming, including workshops for higher education professionals, for Ben’s Bells Project. She spent nearly 15 years on college campuses as a graduate student, instructor, student affairs professional, and advocate for change. 

For more information about Gronewold or the events contact Marlowe Daly-Galeana, LCSC associate professor in the Humanities Division, at 208-792-2529 or hmdalygaleano@lcsc.edu