For eight weeks last spring, we brought you an inspirational speaker series, curated and collected by our friends at Midwest Speakers Bureau. We promised you a new perspective and a little inspiration to carry you through each week, and from the feedback of the thousands of participants, we delivered! In 2021, we are back with a new lineup packed with some of the top motivational speakers in the country! The platform has been designed to provide inspiration in the midst of uncertainty and practical tools to help you navigate new situations. Our hope is that this bridge will make you laugh and smile, fill you with hope and knowledge, and give you the confidence and support to conquer the year ahead.
As we embark on 2021, we are reminded that there is strength in unity and that even the toughest challenges can be overcome with the right tools and team. In the years we’ve spent supporting the mental health of our community, we’ve learned that historic achievement is simply the aggregation of many small steps. So we invite you to join us, as we tip-toe, step and stride into the new year.
FEBRUARY 3 | The six stages of crisis response and strategies for shifting to a mindset of proactive creativity.Learn More
FEBRUARY 17 | Transformed drug dealer and gang member turned educator/administrator shares lessons in overcoming adversity.Learn More
MARCH 3 | Diagnosed with a panic disorder and ADHD in her 30s, Sarah shares her humorous and inspirational journey of self-discovery.Learn More
MARCH 17 | Strategies to develop and leverage workplace diversity with tools to uncover unconscious biases.Learn More
MARCH 31 | Award-winning comedian, magician, and father of six daughters shares how to use a “possibility mindset” to rise through unexpected challenges.Learn More
All of the programs being offered by NAMI of Greater Des Moines are being provided without cost to our community. However, as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we exist based on the generosity of our supporters. If you have enjoyed our programming and have the means available, we invite you to consider supporting NAMI of Greater Des Moines with a tax-deductible contribution.
Delivering comprehensive outreach and live education programming is the heart of our mission. Our goal is to ensure that mental health services and supports are readily accessible to everyone in need. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve developed a series of educational courses created specifically for the issues facing our community. We’ve transformed the way these programs are delivered by launching new virtual sessions to improve accessibility and maximize community impact.
NAMI Greater Des Moines is committed to providing these programs to community members at no cost.
Grants and charitable donations support the costs of these courses. United Way of Central Iowa, Polk County, Prairie Meadows, Optimae LifeServices, Broadlawns Medical Center, the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation & Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, along with contributions from individual and family donors.
Together we are building a future of recovery, respect and opportunity for our community. We couldn’t do it without you.