Join Professor LUCIAN DERVAN, Chair of the American Bar Association Plea Bargaining Task Force and USN parent, as he examines the historic rise of plea bargaining from a tool of corruption on the streets of Chicago to the dominant mechanism for resolving criminal cases today.
When you are job hunting, you need to highlight your unique skills and experiences and be memorable, so you leave potential employers with the feeling that they need you and only you. Strategic Career Counselor and USN parent JANE HARDY, M.Ed., of Career Resources, tailors an empowering, personal branding session to ensure that you put your best foot forward for potential employers.
Strategic Career Counselor and USN parent of alumni, JANE HARDY, M.Ed. of Career Resources will assist one participant with on-paper and online personal branding. Preparing a well-crafted resume/curriculum vita will give you a clearer understanding of your workplace value and a sense of direction, leading to more and better interviews, as well as greater long-term career satisfaction and reward. An effective LinkedIn profile engages the world’s premier networking and job search resource.
Join TRONE SAWYER, Financial Advisor for a one-on-one workshop to discuss 10 basic steps to help caregivers get started in preparing for the financial future of their dependent with special needs.
USN parent and certified practitioner YULIYA GULMI, will guide you through mind-body practices that improve mental and physical health by integrating postures, movement and exercises, breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques, energetic cleansing and charging.
Bring your paper napkin lyrics and enjoy this unique one-on-one hour and a half with songwriter and USN parent JAY KNOWLES. He will discuss with you the art of crafting a hit, turning ideas into reality, and elevating songs to the next level.
Join USN parent LAURA YAZDIAN for a one-hour personalized nutrition coaching session (via zoom). This session will highlight ways to help you achieve your health goals, and teach you how to make realistic lasting changes to your overall health and wellness.
Get a financially smart divorce and secure your future and your children’s future. SANDY ARONS, MBA, Certified Financial Divorce Analyst, Financial Counselor, and Mediator will discuss the financial pitfalls to avoid if you are in the midst of a divorce; how to minimize arguing and how to get the most value from your attorney fees.
This class will be an in home, one-to-one design consultation with HEATHER S THOMPSON of Interior Design Studio. Based on the needs of the student, it may include paint color, design, furniture placement, room arrangement or remodel consultation.
USN parent and Pilates instructor GINA BROOKS provides this private Pilates sessions to help you reach your personal fitness goals, whether they are learning Pilates exercises, joining in group classes, or accessing and rehabbing muscle issues, this hour is all about you.
Join acclaimed journalist, author and USN parent, SAM QUINONES to talk about how Snapchat and Instagram are the new street corner, how the idea of "recreational drugs use" is over, and why brain science needs to be part of every high school curriculum.
Join historian and retired USN European history teacher MARC LAVINE, as she offers an overview of the key images in the field of "power art" from Egypt to the 20th century, highlighting the ways in which art and architecture have created symbols of authority in addition to making aesthetic statements.
Author, Forbes columnist, and USN parent SARAH HAYS COOMER will share tools of the trade for writing, pitching, and publishing personal essays.
This class brings together the underpinnings of effective lawyering, negotiating and mediating to reconsider the writing tasks that we all encounter. RACHEL ANDERSEN-WATTS, USN parent, head of Academic Success at Vanderbilt Law, legal writing expert and attorney, developed this course to provide you with a strategy for planning and executing the perfect letter, email or even text message.
USN parent of an alumnus and former Nashville Mayor MEGAN BARRY and comedian JOSH BLACK will lead a conversation about the ways comedy can bring both joy with laughter, and also resonate the challenges facing our community.
Join residential realtor DAVID PAINE in a visual and verbal survey of (mostly) surviving structures that tell the story of Nashville, beginning as a tiny settlement and growing into a city.
USN parent and middle school theatre instructor BAKARI KING will lead an exciting adult improv acting class where you will learn the skills to help you dazzle at a meeting, be the life of the party, connect with your friends, or at least lighten up yet another zoom meeting.
Join, JILL FRISCHHERTZ, Creative Writing teacher who has taught at all levels - from university to second grade, as she helps uncover your pandemic poems, find the "I Am" piece you haven't written in this fun and interactive class.
USN parent, Vanderbilt Negotiation Professor and Executive Coach LEONORA ZILKHA WILLIAMSON will debunk some common negotiation myths, give you some tips on negotiating from your strengths, and conduct a simulation to allow you to practice your new skills.
USN parent, Vanderbilt Professor and Nashville's #1-rated Executive Coach LEONORA ZILKHA WILLIAMSON will lead an introduction to the Enneagram and provide you a report with your type.
Whether you're making a speech, delivering a business presentation, or leading a virtual meeting, you want to speak with confidence. This interactive workshop presented by MIMI BLISS, owner of Bliss Communications, executive speaking coach, USN parent and board member will show you how to engage your audience, sharpen your message, and use voice, gestures and eye contact effectively.
Join Trone SAWYER as he outlines a retirement strategy that includes assets (Growth, Access, Predictable Income), income alignment (4-box Strategy), the importance of envisioning your retirement, estimating your budget, and building your nest egg.
In this class, MRIDU PARIKH, productivity coach, founder of Life Is Organized, and USN parent, gives you an overview of project management tools (like Asana, Monday, Notion, Airtable) and offers simple ways to manage projects, teams, next steps, thoughts, and assets - so you're in control of your biz!
If you are ready to move beyond griping about “kids these days” as you work with the twenty-something generation in the contemporary workplace, this class is for you.Join USN Parent RACHAEL ANDERSEN-WATTS as she provides the insights into Generation Z which will inform and delight.
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