Have you been reflecting on your calling, career trajectory, and the impact you’d like to make as a nonprofit professional? Then bring your favorite beverage and join us for a 4-part series, where we’ll take you through a journey of facilitated activities to help you identify your passions, strengths, and core values and enable you to reflect on how you can make the most impact.

This series is only available to paid YNPN members. Don’t miss out on this series - become a member today!

Session 1: Head, Heart, Hustle (Thursday, September 3rd, 7pm-8pm)

What happens when you align your heart and your head, doing work that draws from both of these spheres? This refers to those times in which you’re really moving. You’re in the zone, losing track of time, doing the work you would do for free (even when you get paid for it). Why? Because you’re driven by something extraordinary: your personal purpose. Join us to reflect on your personal purpose!

  • What should I bring: Paper and pen. And bring your favorite beverage of choice - boozy, bubbly, herbal, or flat!
  • What can I expect: You can expect a facilitated activity, time for individual reflection, as well as small and large group sharing. There will also be time allotted at the end of the session to network with peers. We encourage folks to participate by video-chat if you are comfortable, but all participants are encouraged to engage in a way that suits you best.

Register now! 

Session 2: My Story, My Mission (Thursday, September 10th, 7pm-8pm) 

Reflect on your own life stories and the different dimensions of your life and career to tap into the skills and strengths you’re most passionate about, identify the people who inspire you and the working conditions you thrive in, and reflect on how all of these components coalesce with career goals and sense of purpose.

  • What should I bring: Paper and pen. And bring your favorite beverage of choice - boozy, bubbly, herbal, or flat!
  • What can I expect: You can expect a facilitated activity, time for individual reflection, as well as small and large group sharing. There will also be time allotted at the end of the session to network with peers. We encourage folks to participate by video-chat if you are comfortable, but all participants are encouraged to engage in a way that suits you best.

Register now! 

Session 3: Values-Driven Work (Thursday, September 17th, 7pm-8pm)

In this session, you’ll identify your core values and reflect on whether, and how they currently align with your career, and with your decision-making during a pandemic. We’ll also have a discussion around how to best create that alignment, and how to navigate dissonance in alignment.

  • What should I bring: Paper and pen. And bring your favorite beverage of choice - boozy, bubbly, herbal, or flat!
  • What can I expect: You can expect a facilitated activity, time for individual reflection, as well as small and large group sharing. There will also be time allotted at the end of the session to network with peers. We encourage folks to participate by video-chat if you are comfortable, but all participants are encouraged to engage in a way that suits you best.

Register now! 

Session 4: Your Authentic Brand (Thursday, September 24th, 7pm-8pm)

YOU are your unique essence and impact in the world. In this session, you’ll explore how you are a combination of three factors: 1) Purpose – value you provide to others that also energizes you, 2) Strengths – your innate talents, skills, passions that allow you to fulfill your purpose really well, 3) Character – the values that you live by.

  • What should I bring
    • A friend! Your friend can join you in-person or virtually - if virtually, we’ll be sure to pair you together in groups for the relevant activity.
    • Paper and pen. 
    • And bring your favorite beverage of choice - boozy, bubbly, herbal, or flat!
  • What can I expect: You can expect a facilitated activity, time for individual reflection, as well as small and large group sharing. There will also be time allotted at the end of the session to network with peers. We encourage folks to participate by video-chat if you are comfortable, but all participants are encouraged to engage in a way that suits you best.

Register now! 

These events are being offered for free as part of your YNPN Chicago membership. Not a member? Join today for only $25 annually.