Coming Events

All of the events are open to citizens and community agencies seeking to regenerate citizenship and build abundant, sustainable communities. A light supper is provided for those who register at least one week prior to each event. Donations of at least $5 per event help cover expenses.

Signature Skill Workshop: Reflection Practices

Date: November 18, 2014
Location: Tippecanoe Church
, 125 West Saveland Avenue, Milwaukee         
Time:  5:15 to 7:30 PM

This workshop will highlight the value and impact of contemplative and meditative practices as they relate to the work of community transformation.  Participants will learn basic methods and disciplines of reflection and meditation, e.g., Buddhist and Vedic.


Bob Deahl is the Dean of the Marquette University College of Professional Studies and holds his PhD from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy in Theology and Philosophy. He studies and has done work in Calcutta, India, Cape Town, South Africa, Paris, France, Jerusalem, Israel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Milwaukee Wisconsin. Bob is focused on leadership and community transformation.

Rick Deines is a member of the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion steering committee and past president and board member of Serenity Inn. His background is in consulting and training with congregations ecumenically, initiating 'projects' for a stronger city, and supporting creative leadership.

Alan Madry is a Professor of Law, teaching and writing about, among other things, philosophy of law, comparative religion and law, and environmental policy and ethics.Alan has over 40 years of experience teaching meditation, including TM and the IAM practice.  He is a member of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education and co-organizer of contemplative practice programs at Marquette.


Celebration: Community Connectors Celebration

Date: Spring, 2015
Location: TBA            
Time:  5:15 to 7:30 PM

This citywide event will highlight the value and impact of civic society organizations working to transform Milwaukee communities in the areas of ecology, economics, enlightenment and equality.  Several community leaders will share their successes and lessons learned, and participants will engage in actively sharing their own examples of community connection, collaboration and transformation through story-telling, music and other artistic expressions.

For further information, contact Robert Pavlik, Focalizer, at
414-288-3886 or


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Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
FAX: (414) 288-3298