Speaker Date Topic
Arona Fay Roshal,Life Coach Feb 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Positive Self-Talk
Positive Self-Talk

Arona is known for: patience, honesty, contagious enthusiasm, motivating you.

Ever wonder how your thoughts affect your behavior?

Forming new behavior patterns or habits is easier with a script of positive self-talk

Join us as Arona shares insight on "Positive self-talk". She will share tips for forming a lasting new habit and creating your own unique positive self-talk script. 


Jonah Traaseth Mar 04, 2019
Human Trafficking
Dr. Ann Frisch Mar 11, 2019
Nuclear Power
Mary Norbeck Mar 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Healthy Lung Awareness
Maria Culhane, DVM Mar 25, 2019
Human, Animal and Environmental Health
Human, Animal and Environmental Health

Maria Culhane, DVM

Marie Culhane is a veterinarian working with all species but having a special interest in diseases of food animals, especially swine. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.  She is also involved in animal disease emergency planning at local, national, and global levels.

Maria holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in Morris, Minn., earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, and a PhD in Infectious Diseases from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Pete Dross Apr 01, 2019
The Center for Victims of Torture
Tyler Reedy Apr 08, 2019
the Sheridan Story - Brimhall
Health Day - Regions Hospital Apr 15, 2019
Tom Hubler Apr 22, 2019
The Soul of Family Business
Damon Shoholm Apr 29, 2019 12:00 PM
James P Shannon Leadership Institute
James P Shannon Leadership Institute

Damon Shoholm is a director of Leadership Programs at Wilder, where he creates the conditions for effective reflection while serving to increase the capacity of individuals and organizations alike. With a background in Applied Leadership, Damon has more than 10 years’ experience in leadership development, civic engagement and facilitation training.


Before coming to Wilder, my background was varied and always contained elements that were leading to the best application of myself. I explored education as a path, and then I had the opportunity to come to Wilder.

My journey in Wilder Center for Communities has been a wonderful one. Beginning with the Youth Leadership Initiative, I’ve been able to develop my work supporting changemakers among us in exploring and cultivating the leadership they employ to have impact in our communities. I have been a program associate with YLI, program manager of NLP, Director of the James P. Shannon Institute. Though we all have distinct responsibilities related to our roles, I have also embraced the opportunity – through other duties as assigned – to explore and build new connections and participate in various happenings related to my program work. For me, this has been an important outlet for both my interests and also strengthening my understanding of the leadership field.

When I started at Wilder I wouldn’t have dreamed that I would be the director of Shannon, and I wouldn’t have dreamed of all the things that felt possible. Through persistence, commitment and passion for the work, I have found a really important passion for myself.


Tom Hendrickson and Jim Christian May 06, 2019
Iringa Hope
Holiday - No Meeting May 27, 2019
Terry Gilberstadt and David Kray Jun 24, 2019