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March 19, 2022 – Critical Thinking

Clear thinking is desperately needed in every aspect of today’s world. This course looks at critical thinking and how this skill set should be incorporated into our daily work life. The topic is explored in detail using short class exercises and discussions to dig into the operational side of thinking critically. The class challenges participants to exercise judgments and to abandon patterns of faulty reasoning in favor of asking a few more questions in the elusive search for truth

Instructor: RW Donald McDougal and RW George Macdougall

Location: Virtual

Maine Masonic College is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: MMC Critical Thinking
Time: Mar 19, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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February 26, 2022 – Picturing Maine’s Indigenous Context: Colonialism and the Penobscot River, Nation and People

Join the Maine Masonic College as we welcome our first Guest Lecturer of 2022 – Liam Riordan

This illustrated lecture uses four works of art (created by Alvan Fisher in 1835, Fitz Henry Lane in 1856, John Martin in 1865, and James Eric Francis, Sr., in 2020) to reconsider how we understand the lower Penobscot River from modern-day Bangor to Castine. Contemporary Indigenous vitality has profound implications for how we understand colonialism and this region in the past, present, and future.

Instructor: Liam Riordan

Location: Virtual

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Topic: Picturing Maine’s Indigenous Context: Colonialism and the Penobscot River, Nation and People
Time: Feb 26, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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January 22, 2022 – Talent 201: Your Personal Brand

Prerequisites:  Previous attendance of the Maine Masonic College class Talent 101: You’re Showing Up – But Are Your Talents – Completed the CliftonStrengths on-line Talent assessment and provided instructor with your Top 5 results via email one (1) week prior to attending Talent 201. (January 15th at the latest)

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” Zig Ziglar

In this highly interactive follow-up to Talent 101, participants will develop their own Personal Brand statement, clarifying how they show up and contribute most to the teams, organizations, and communities to which they belong. First, using their Gallup CliftonStrengths results, each participant will explore his/her strongest talents – the best path for accomplishing outcomes. Second, each participant will complete an exercise to help identify his/her core values. Third, through Stephen MR Covey’s work, participants will determine where they are best and where they can improve how they create and foster trust with others. Finally, participants will bring these 3 elements together in the form of a Personal Brand statement providing the road map of how they interact with others and contribute to group accomplishments.

To Register: IMPORTANT: Participants must complete their on-line CliftonStrengths assessment and provide their Top 5 Talents to Malcolm (at the email below) one week in advance of the class. Doing so will register the participant for the class.

Two days prior to the class: Malcolm will provide each participant a PDF containing personalized material for use in the class as well as a zoom link for the class. Mmacdougall1980@gmail.com

Instructor: Malcolm Macdougall

Location: Virtual – By Invite only

December 4, 2021 – Planetarium Show

Join the Maine Masonic College on December 4th at 3:30pm for an out of this world show at the University of Maine – Versant Power Astronomy Center.

This show is FREE and open to the public!

Face Covering required.

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Most stars have planets — it turns out they are more common than we thought. A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered. Join as we explore these new worlds!

Instructor: University of Maine Planetarium

Location: University of Maine Planetarium

November 6, 2021 – Talent 101: You’re Showing Up, But Are Your Talents?

This course will be a prerequisite for the upcoming Talent 201 which will be scheduled for January 2022.  This is the last time this 101 course will be offered before the January class.

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and

endowed with the seeds of greatness.”   Zig Ziglar

In this highly interactive class, participants will be introduced to the rich resource and diversity of talents within themselves and within those around them. They will learn that it is through the application of these talents, individually and as teams, that we ultimately create accomplishments.

After a brief discussion on societal myths and misconceptions around talent, participants will be introduced to a language that will allow for greater awareness around and leveraging of their own talents to successfully create outcomes. Course material will distinguish between talent, knowledge and skill emphasizing properties of each – such as acquisition and potential obsolescence.

The course will finish with several small group breakout sessions to illustrate the diversity of talent and demonstrate that differences in how we think, feel and behave can be productively combined creating advantages for individual and team growth.

Instructor: Malcolm Macdougall

Location: Virtual

Topic: MMC Talent 101: You’re Showing Up – But Are Your Talents

Time: Nov 6, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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