Happy Accidents: Taking the Road Not Taken

2020thu03dec8:00 amthu9:30 amHappy Accidents: Taking the Road Not Taken8:00 am - 9:30 am

Event Details

(or Finding Yourself Someplace Unexpected)

Do you sometimes think you’ve made a mistake (or 10,000?) when it comes to your life, professional or otherwise? Would it surprise you to know that many other accomplished professionals feel likewise? “How did I get here?” they ask. “Where am I going?” question others. If you’re feeling stuck and want a change or if you’re in the midst of change and want a light at the end of the tunnel, join the club and this conversation!

With Bob Ross as our guide, we will examine together how our “happy accidents” have brought us to where we are and how our “current” can inform our “future” when it comes to vision and goals.

“Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things?”
– Bob Ross

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Learning Objectives


Explore the realities of their current situations (professionally or personally)

Observe patterns and trends from the past and present to inform the present and future, incorporating others’ input

Judge current paths and positions against desired values and outcomes

Create a manageable action plan to move ahead


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About Our Facilitators

James Mitchell
Director of HR and Employee Experience

A Chicago native and Muncie transplant, James has made his home here since 2000. He is a potter, theater-goer and newly minted Director of HR and Employee Experience at Minnetrista. He has been a storyteller, writer and board member with the Facing Project. James also serves our community on the board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie and as a member of the Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Selection Committee.

Lisa Hensell
Minnetrista Visitor Participation Coordinator

Lisa was born and raised in La Porte, IN. She ventured to Muncie for a higher education and became a proud two-time graduate of Ball State University. She is the first to graduate with a digital history masters degree from BSU and has had the pleasure of working alongside interdisciplinary teams on various projects ranging from a digital textbook to wayside exhibits. She is passionate about using digital tools to connect people from all walks of life and ages to history.


December 3, 2020 8:00 am - 9:30 am