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Westminster College to Host "The Paradoxical Commandments" Seminar

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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Westminster College Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host "The Paradoxical Commandments: Keys to Servant Learning" seminar Monday, March 17, beginning at 9 a.m. in the McKelvey Campus Center.

The 10 Paradoxical Commandments include: "People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway;" and "If you do good, people will accuse you of ulterior motives. Do good anyway."

Dr. Keith Kent, a proponent of servant leadership, the Paradoxical Commandments, and finding meaning in life and work, is the featured speaker.

"These commandments do not focus on popular symbols of success like wealth, power, and fame," Kent said. "Instead they focus on meaning-the meaning you can get from loving others, doing good, being honest, thinking big, fighting for the underdog, building, helping others, and giving the world the best you've got. Each action you take can be enough, in and of itself, whether anything else follows from it."

This interactive seminar is funded in part by the Grable Foundation. A nominal fee per participant helps cover the costs of a continental breakfast, lunch, and all materials. This is an opportunity to enhance the skills of school district leaders while enabling participants to earn continuing education hours. Registration is due March 1.

Contact Dr. Samuel Farmerie, Westminster College professor of education emeritus, at (724) 946-7053 or e-mail for additional information or a registration form.