Gutenberg Workshops for Oklahoma Classical Conversations

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On January 23, Eliot Grasso will lead two workshops in Oklahoma for Classical Conversations: “Pathways to College” and “The Art of Meaningful Discussion.” (See descriptions below.) Dr. Grasso is the vice president, admissions administrator, and a tutor at Gutenberg College where he teaches art seminars and leads discussions in Western Civilization and the Great Conversation. Eliot holds a B.A. in music from Goucher College, an M.A. in ethnomusicology from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, and a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance.

Cost for the day (both workshops)

$12 for a single person
$15 for a family (2+ people from the same household)

Workshop: Pathways to College (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Choosing a college should reflect our trust in God’s purposes for our lives. But all too often our trust in God falters in these critical decisions, and our choices align with the world rather than with the Bible. If families aren’t careful, students can lose their freedom by taking on massive college debt, enrolling in programs that overpromise and underdeliver, and parents may give their children over to college faculty who may lack the skills to mentor young minds. Dr. Eliot Grasso has over a decade of college teaching and administrative experience in America and Europe. In this talk, he will give families the tools and questions they need to think clearly about the college-selection process so that college decisions can be made with confidence and understanding.

The Art of Meaningful Discussion (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)

Meaningful discussion is an exchange of thoughts and ideas, and it is a team effort. When people feel like a discussion has gone well, it is because they feel like they have been seen, heard, and understood; have had the opportunity to learn from the others in the room; and have made some headway on an issue that is meaningful to them. Discussions are unscripted and, consequently, unpredictable. The purpose of this workshop is to give discussion leaders confidence by addressing key issues to becoming an effective discussion leader and a good participant.

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