Elaine Decker: Take Your Trickster to Work
On many days, it would help to have a wise, reliable friend at hand to advise on difficult decisions, to suggest alternative approaches to a challenge, to buoy your spirits when you feel beleaguered, to celebrate successes with you. Good news! As historian Beatrice Otto has documented in her book Fools are Everywhere, the archetypal fool/trickster/transformer is within you, ready to be welcomed into your conscious experiences.
Humour scholar Conrad Hyers explains that this comic hero is endowed with flexibility, imagination, and courage. In this keynote presentation, Dr. Elaine Decker will help you explore why, when, and how to open what philosopher Hannah Arendt calls a “two-in-one dialogue” with your personal comic hero. Even if you don’t embrace this unique approach, you are guaranteed to laugh and learn during this exciting keynote.