Visions and Ventures features local leader who inspires youth to design their future
Nebraska Wesleyan University's annual Visions and Ventures Symposium will host inspirational leader and Lincoln local Mike Smith on Wednesday, September 20. Mike Smith is the founder of The Bay and Skate for Change and has dedicated his life to empowering youth to design their futures. He is also a Stanford-certified Design Your Life Coach with a knack for helping people chart their unique path towards living a fulfilling life of purpose and impact.
This year's symposium is entitled, “Designing Your Future”. Smith will spend the day at NWU helping attendees to use design tools and to envision the future of their dreams.
Visions and Ventures schedule Wednesday, September 20, 2023
- 9:30-11 a.m. – Workshop with Mike Smith: What do You Want to Make?
This workshop helps you define what you want to make—and dream about how to get there.
- 11 a.m.-noon – Yoga with Yoga Club and Karla Jensen
Karla Jensen and the NWU Yoga Club invite you to an all-levels yoga practice to explore the mind-body connection. No mat—no worries! We have about 20 mats to share. All are welcome.
- 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Keynote Address by Mike Smith: What’s Next?
Mike Smith will share his unique journey and how design tools are helping him shape “what’s next” in his story. This community conversation is an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to dream big, experiment with wild ideas, and work on practical action plans.
- 2-3 p.m. – Workshop with Mike Smith: What’s Your Story?
This workshop is focused on helping you shape your story and design your future. You’ll have the freedom to chart out multiple versions of your life to see which path feels the most like you.
- 3:30-5 p.m. – Community Gathering
Gathering of NWU Community in Abel Commons with some tasty treats!