Less than two weeks before the once-postponed Annual Conference, the QPCC Conference Planning Committee learned that, once again, our plenary speaker would not be able to facilitate the conference. The committee held an emergency meeting to discern the theme for this year.
Our new theme, “When Life Hands You Lemons: Friends Navigating Crises in Professional and Personal Journeys” speaks to the chaotic journey this conference has taken. It also speaks to the chaos visiting many of us personally on the planning committee. We believe that by engaging members of our own QPCC community in leading the plenary presentations, we can navigate through this chaos, weather the many crises facing us, and make lemonade during our conference weekend together.
Plenary speakers from among our membership are scheduled to share their wisdom through discussions, exercises, and reflection together. We have also added a session on Yoga as Mindfulness during the Saturday afternoon free time.
The retreat schedule will also include QPCC's amazing small groups and ample time for recharging/reconnecting with F/friends, God, and yourself. Massage, yoga, aromatherapy, centering prayer, time in nature, and other self-care opportunities are all on the menu.