REM 2020 Invitational


REM 2020 Invitational - Creating Cultures of Inclusion: Listening for the Voices of Wisdom

 
The Racial, Ethnic, Multicultural (REM) Community of Practice will host its 2020 Invitational February 6-8, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. Attendees will engage in meaningful dialogue, consultation and support of one another in celebration of our diversity and commitment to inclusion; working together to impact, nurture, challenge and advance healthy spiritual care practice within CPE and ministry overall.

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, GA will host the REM Invitational. A block of rooms have been reserved for February 6-8, 2020. The special room rate will be available until January 20 or until the group block is sold out.

Please note the following meals are included in the registration fee: 

Thursday - Lunch and Dinner
Friday - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Saturday - Breakfast


Reserve your hotel today

Know Before You Go!

Getting to the hotel from the airport

MARTA service is available at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport to the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.  The fee is $2.50 for a one-way trip.  Follow the signs from your arrival gate to ground transportation and locate the entrance to the MARTA station.

Take the RED Northbound to North Springs station or the GOLD Northbound to Doraville station. Exit the train at the Midtown MARTA Station. When exiting the MARTA Station, exit through the sign directing you to “Peachtree Place / Ga. Tech Stinger Shuttle.” The Tech Trolley picks up directly outside the MARTA rail station entrance. Guests will want to exit the trolley on 5th Street, just west of Spring Street, which is the first stop after departing the MARTA station. Guests need to walk to the Spring Street intersection and the hotel will be directly across 5th Street. There is a revolving door at the corner of 5th Street and Spring Street that guests may enter, but to enter hotel after 9pm, they must continue down Spring Street in front of hotel to the main guest entrance which will be on the right.

Getting to the hotel via car

If your location necessitates driving to Atlanta, please follow these directions to the host hotel:

FROM HARTSFIELD JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Head west on South Terminal Pkwy Make a slight right onto Airport Blvd.

Take the I-75/I-85/I-20/GA-403/Camp Creek Pkwy ramp to Atlanta Keep left at the fork and continue toward GA-403 North/I-85 North Keep left at the fork and follow signs for I-85/GA-403

Merge onto GA-403 North/I-85 North

Take Exit 250 toward 10th Street/14th Street Merge onto Williams Street NW

Turn right at 10th Street NW Turn right at Spring Street NW

Hotel is on the right at 800 Spring Street NW (at the corner of 5th Street and Spring Street)

FROM THE SOUTH

Using I-85 North or I-75 North

Take Exit 250 toward 10th Street/14th Street Merge onto Williams Street NW

Turn right at 10th Street NW Turn right at Spring Street NW

Hotel is on the right at 800 Spring Street NW (at the corner of 5th Street and Spring Street)

FROM THE NORTH

Take I-75 South (if using I-85, take that to I-75 South) Take Exit 250 toward 10th Street/14th Street

Stay straight past 14th St until 10th Street (next intersection) Turn left on 10th Street

Turn right at Spring Street NW

Hotel is on the right at 800 Spring Street NW (at the corner of 5th Street and Spring Street)


Consultation Meetings

February 6th and 7th

Interests in having a consultation,  along with a 1-2 page write up of their particular need or focus for the consultation, should be sent to clyons2@emory.edu 

 
REM Invitational - Tentative Schedule
Thursday, February 6, 2020

10:00a-5:00p Registration and Consultation Meetings
2:30p-3:30p Welcome & Icebreaker
3:45p-5:00p Opening Plenary: Creating Cultures of Inclusion: Educators and Students in Dialogue Together 
5:00p-6:00p Workshops - CPE Education Levels I/II, CEC & APC
6:00p-7:00p Dinner
7:00p-8:30p "The Voice  of Wisdom Our Bodies Hold: Creating A Culture of Inclusion Within".
Friday, February 7, 2020

9:00a-10:00a Plenary: Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes

                        
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling in the McAfee School of Theology
10:00a-10:30a Q&A
10:30a-10:45a Break
10:45a-12:00p Workshops I

1.) Multicultural Diversity: Opening Our Hearts
presented by Dr. Patricia Wilson-Cone

It’s critical that we have these conversations for the sake of ourselves and others. Start these conversations today in your CPE centers, homes, families, with friends, partners and significant others, faith spaces, with all races, creeds, genders, believers and non-believers. Start the critical conversations and let’s stop hiding behind what we know is hindering us from growing, knowing and exploring. The time is now to write about what you are hearing, seeing, feeling and even smelling day to day when it comes to Multicultural Diversity. Dr. Cameron Byrd one of our esteemed founders of REM states the following: “Look deeply into your own souls and spirits to discover the roots of multicultural diversity and the impact it has on your own life; In the midst of today’s forces which tend to denigrate various cultures and ethnicities,…there is a light in the darkness.” So please come to this workshop to wonder and explore together about what that LIGHT is for you and me. Peace shalom shalom


2.) Caring for the African American S.E.L.F. in CPE Supervision
presented by Dr. Danielle Buhuro

We live in a perilous time of police brutality, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia. How do we supervise African American CPE students during a time of extreme hatred extending all the way from the Oval Office? This workshop will highlight how to supervise African American CPE students’ specific Social, Emotional, Life meaning and purpose, and Faith (S.E.L.F.) needs. The goal is that we as educators provide a holistic approach to supervising and caring for African Americans students especially in an age of #BlackLivesMatter. 


3.) Job Search Success and Resumes that Get Noticed
presented by Richard Thorne

In the first portion of this two part workshop, writing resumes that both get noticed and are informative will be the primary focus.  The second portion of the workshop will be a wide-open Q & A on any and all things pertaining to managing a job search that gets results. 

Facilitator: Richard Thorne.  Richard is a Head Hunter and Certified Career Coach specializing Spiritual Healthcare Placement. 

 

4.)Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health: Insights fromCBCT® Emory University's Program in Compassion Training
presented by Maureen Shelton

Workshop participants will be introduced to Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT®) as well as to Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health (CCSH ™).  Emory University’s CBCT program is a contemplative approach to cultivating the multiple conditions that contribute to one’s capacity to sustain and extend compassion in a healthcare setting toward patients, colleagues, and toward one’s self.

CCSH is a collaboration between Emory’s Spiritual Health at Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Emory’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics.  CCSH aspires to support the offering of Spiritual health, individually and collectively, through strengthening and sustaining the skills of compassion rooted in the awareness of our common humanity.

Facilitators:  Maureen Jenci Shelton, Director of Education Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare  ACPE Educator and CBCT Instructor; Jose Montenegro, Spiritual Health Clinician, Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare and  CBCT Instructor; Timothy Harrison, Associate Director of CBCT at the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics of Emory University


5.) The Benefit of Spiritual Alignment
presented by Dr. Urias Beverly 

We as REM celebrates are not celebrating year 1923 nor limiting our celebration to year 2020 or even year 2099.  Our history was a part of the beginning of ACPE (which was not its beginning either.  The point is that now that we have shown ourselves competent, claimed our heritage and tasted the fruit of our future we cannot and must not stand still or place limitations on all we have lived through and are living with as a community of REM travelers. We are at the crossroads of our past and our future.  We must become spiritually aligned so we can bring to bare all that we have given and gained to our next landing of hope.  So, you ask, what do you mean by spiritual alignment?  I’m glad you asked.  We will discover the answer together at the workshop.            



12:00p-1:15p Lunch
1:30p-2:45p Workshops II

1.) Multicultural Diversity: Opening Our Hearts
presented by Dr. Patricia Wilson-Cone

It’s critical that we have these conversations for the sake of ourselves and others. Start these conversations today in your CPE centers, homes, families, with friends, partners and significant others, faith spaces, with all races, creeds, genders, believers and non-believers. Start the critical conversations and let’s stop hiding behind what we know is hindering us from growing, knowing and exploring. The time is now to write about what you are hearing, seeing, feeling and even smelling day to day when it comes to Multicultural Diversity. Dr. Cameron Byrd one of our esteemed founders of REM states the following: “Look deeply into your own souls and spirits to discover the roots of multicultural diversity and the impact it has on your own life; In the midst of today’s forces which tend to denigrate various cultures and ethnicities,…there is a light in the darkness.” So please come to this workshop to wonder and explore together about what that LIGHT is for you and me. Peace shalom shalom


2.) Caring for the African American S.E.L.F. in CPE Supervision
presented by Dr. Danielle Buhuro

We live in a perilous time of police brutality, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia. How do we supervise African American CPE students during a time of extreme hatred extending all the way from the Oval Office? This workshop will highlight how to supervise African American CPE students’ specific Social, Emotional, Life meaning and purpose, and Faith (S.E.L.F.) needs. The goal is that we as educators provide a holistic approach to supervising and caring for African Americans students especially in an age of #BlackLivesMatter. 


3.) Job Search Success and Resumes that Get Noticed
presented by Richard Thorne

In the first portion of this two part workshop, writing resumes that both get noticed and are informative will be the primary focus.  The second portion of the workshop will be a wide-open Q & A on any and all things pertaining to managing a job search that gets results. 

Facilitator: Richard Thorne.  Richard is a Head Hunter and Certified Career Coach specializing Spiritual Healthcare Placement. 

4.)Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health: Insights fromCBCT® Emory University's Program in Compassion Training
presented by Maureen Shelton

Workshop participants will be introduced to Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT®) as well as to Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health (CCSH ™).  Emory University’s CBCT program is a contemplative approach to cultivating the multiple conditions that contribute to one’s capacity to sustain and extend compassion in a healthcare setting toward patients, colleagues, and toward one’s self.

CCSH is a collaboration between Emory’s Spiritual Health at Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Emory’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics.  CCSH aspires to support the offering of Spiritual health, individually and collectively, through strengthening and sustaining the skills of compassion rooted in the awareness of our common humanity.

Facilitators:  Maureen Jenci Shelton, Director of Education Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare  ACPE Educator and CBCT Instructor; Jose Montenegro, Spiritual Health Clinician, Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare and  CBCT Instructor; Timothy Harrison, Associate Director of CBCT at the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics of Emory University


5.) The Benefit of Spiritual Alignment
presented by Dr. Urias Beverly 

We as REM celebrates are not celebrating year 1923 nor limiting our celebration to year 2020 or even year 2099.  Our history was a part of the beginning of ACPE (which was not its beginning either.  The point is that now that we have shown ourselves competent, claimed our heritage and tasted the fruit of our future we cannot and must not stand still or place limitations on all we have lived through and are living with as a community of REM travelers. We are at the crossroads of our past and our future.  We must become spiritually aligned so we can bring to bare all that we have given and gained to our next landing of hope.  So, you ask, what do you mean by spiritual alignment?  I’m glad you asked.  We will discover the answer together at the workshop.            

3:30p-6:00p Time on Your Own/Networking/Explore Atlanta/Consultation Meetings
6:30p-9:00p REM Banquet
 
 
Saturday, February 8, 2020

10:00a-11:30a Closing Ritual
Join us for our sacred time of ritual and support for one another in our closing session.
11:30a-12:00p Closing Remarks/Adjournment
When
2/6/2020 - 2/8/2020

Program


Friday, 28 February 2020

 
Your guest room at the recent REM 2020 Invitational was charged in full to the ACPE master account.   The REM CoP has covered a portion of your lodging charges, and your balance due is indicated on this invoice.   We are so grateful you were able to join us in Atlanta for REM2020.
2/28/2020

Your parking for 2 nights was charged to the ACPE Master Account.  The REM CoP was able to provide parking only for those that drove in daily.   Parking is not provided for those that received guest room support.  Thank you for understanding!
2/28/2020

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