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January 9, 2017 Luncheon

11:45am - 1pm

Self-Care & Mindfulness

Registration is now open for the AFP January Luncheon.

Luncheon Location:
Plymouth Congregational Church, Waveland Room
4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

Presented by: Kevin Pokorny of Pokorny Consulting

It’s a new year! Take a deep breath and pat yourself on the back. You survived the hustle and bustle of end-of-year giving. Now ask yourself, what do you want your 2017 to look like? If you thought of focusing on self-care and mindfulness, then join AFP and Kevin Pokorny of Pokorny Consulting as he discusses how to start the new year with a new perspective.

KEVIN POKORNY is the founder of Pokorny Consulting in Des Moines for 26 years. He coaches leaders to become mindful leaders, assists organizations to become mindful organizations, helps others integrate mindfulness practices in their lives, and collaborates with others to bring mindfulness to our community. In addition, he facilitates seminars on team development, unconscious bias, change and transition, cultivating emotional intelligence, and harassment prevention to organizations.

Join us Monday, January 9, 2017 for our next AFP Chapter meeting.

We look forward to seeing you! And remember, as an AFP member, you may bring a guest annually FREE OF CHARGE to an AFP monthly lunch meeting.

NOTE: If you prefer to pay by check you will still need to complete the online registration and either send in payment or bring it to the meeting. Also, if you plan to bring a guest, you must do this manually by emailing AFP Chapter Administrator Suzanne Hull at

The online registration for the January luncheon will close at midnight on January 5th so RSVP today!


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