Intelligent people who enjoy civil discussion of interesting contemporary subjects should check out the Cerebral Cafe, which meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at the Class Act Restaurant at UH-Maui College. The program lasts from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes video presentations, discussion and lunch.
This group started out as a discussion group over brunch at Kaunoa Senior Center three years ago. It has developed into a group at UH-Maui College open to anyone of any age and includes a delicious three-course lunch prepared by one of the culinary school's chefs. The cost of the lunch is $20, none of which goes to the Cerebral Cafe organizers, who are volunteering their time.
The discussion is enhanced by the surprisingly wide background of those attending who often bring personal experiences to bear in their comments on the videos.
The next program is April 24 and the topics are:
* The Surprising Science of Motivation:Career analyst Dan Pink says traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories and maybe a way forward.
* How Great Leaders Inspire Action: Simon Sinek examines inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question, "Why?"
* Tribal Leader: David Logan talks about the five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form in schools, workplaces, even the driver's license bureau.
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