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Important Wings Seminars Update

“There is only the illusion of separation. You are my environment and I am yours.” –Richard Bach

Dear Wings family:  

Wings Seminars has paused seminar operation between Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, April 28, 2020, following guidance from Oregon’s governor to address concern about spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. 

Seminars affected by this change include: 

Equity and Agility – March 20-22 (cancelled – Sept. 25-27 is new launch)

Assist Team Training – April 1 (cancelled – additional dates available)

WellBeing – April 2-5 (cancelled – additional dates available)

InSight Master Practitioner, weekends 2 and 3 – April (cancelled for 2020 – InSight MP will return in 2021)

LifeWorks, weekend 2 – April 17-19 (postponed, weekend 2 will now be held May 15-17 and weekend 3 will be held June 19-21 – subject to change)

CrossOver – April 22-26 (cancelled – additional dates available)

We understand that this change may cause inconvenience and disappointment, and we want you to know we made the decision to pause seminars after a great deal of consideration and out of concern for the health of seminar participants and our greater communities. We look forward to seeing you all again when seminars resume. Until then, we wish you a life lived joyously, fully, and in great health. 

Here are answers to questions you may have about this change: 

I’m registered for one of these seminars. What happens now? We will offer you the opportunity to move your registration to a new date or get a refund. Call Program Manager Salem Workman at 541-683-8540 or email her at salem@wings-seminars.com to make a change. 

Will Wings reschedule any of these seminars? Our March launch of Equity and Agility has been cancelled. The launch date is now set for Sept. 25-27. LifeWorks weekend 2 has been changed to May 15-17 and weekend 3 is scheduled for June 19-21. Weekends 2 and 3 of our InSight Master Practitioner series have been cancelled for 2020. This series will return in 2021. Our calendar offers other opportunities for cancelled sessions of Assist Team Training, WellBeing, and CrossOver.

Why are these cancellations necessary? Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued guidance on March 12 that directed organizations across the state to limit non-essential events; cancel or limit meetings of 20 or more; change the location of events to outdoors when possible; and make events virtual when possible; among other guidance. The governor recommended that people over 60 avoid social and community gatherings of more than 10 people. This guidance is effective through April 28. 

What if coronavirus remains a concern after April 28? We are tracking changes to this information daily and will keep you posted.  

I’m a member of the southern Oregon Wings connection group. Is this also cancelled? Our March and April gatherings have been cancelled. We will send out an email and post an event to our Wings-Global Community Facebook page and our Southern Oregon Refresh and Connect Facebook page once we have this monthly event scheduled to occur again. 

How can I keep my Wings work alive while the seminars are paused? We have a few ideas, and we’ll bet you can come up with more. Share your favorites with us, and we’ll include that in our next Wings newsletter. Here’s where we’d start: 

  • Dig up your seminar materials and run yourself through a refresher.
  • Have an active learning partnership? This is a great time to connect with a partner and jump into some of your favorite Wings topics. If you don’t have an active partnership now, consider reconnecting with a seminar friend using phone, email, or online tools.
  • Check out the Wings in the World blog on our website. It’s full of stories of inspiration.
  • Listen to this 20-minute meditation on sensory awareness.
  • Explore some of our favorite books.
  • If Wings emails are no longer reaching the correct in box for you, sign up for our monthly newsletter, a source of Wings information and inspiration for many.

With gratitude,  

Sherrie Frank