Run Life Strong

Presenter, Cindy Aronson
Presenter, Cindy Aronson

Article Contributed by
Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council

Our fast-paced, ever-changing world has taken a toll on us all – impacting the way we work, the way we live, and the way we feel. Too many of us are worn out, disengaged, and looking for greater harmony between work and life.

The Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) is offering a workshop that will help individual and workplace teams create a stronger work/life experience. The educational session is entitled “Run Life Strong,” presented by Cindy Aronson, and will be held at the Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701 on Monday, April 4, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

A recent Gallup poll found that over half of employees nationwide (54%) are “not engaged,” meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals or outcomes. 18% are “actively disengaged,” indicating they are unhappy and unproductive at work and liable to spread negativity to coworkers. Since most of us spend a good deal of time at work, the quality of our work experience is inevitably reflected in the quality of our life.

The 3-hour “Run Life Strong” workshop will help workplace teams create a stronger work/life experience so they are freed, fueled and inspired to strengthen performance for their organizations & themselves.

Cindy Aronson is a speaker and trainer specializing in communication and organizational development. Her workshops feature a blend of solid content, group discussion, and hands-on application preparing teams to embrace a continuous improvement attitude and to apply skills learned back on the job.

She is privileged to have partnered with a variety of businesses and not-for-profits including, but not limited to, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown Business College, SUNY College at Fredonia, Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, Cummins, WCA Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Hamot Hospital, Chautauqua Institution, National Comedy Center and Lucy-Desi Museum, Chautauqua County Government, City of Jamestown, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, The Resource Center, Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc., and The Rehabilitation Center, among others.

Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication from the State University of New York College at Fredonia and has over 25 years’ experience in the field of organizational development training. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and a member of the National Comedy Center Board of Directors.

Community members interested in the topic are welcome and encouraged to attend. This course is also suitable for those seeking professional credentialing as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP) or Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS). The 3 CPP/CPS (Sec. 3) hours are approved for initial credit hours and for CASAC renewal by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. This course work is also recognized and approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board through reciprocity.

CASAC offers a number of community and professional educational opportunities throughout the year. Individualized on-site training, depending upon staff needs, is available. All trainings can be designed either as an in-service training, conference or workshop.

The fee is $45 and pre-registration is required. To register for the above course contact CASAC or Kathleen Colby, Director of Training Services, 664-3608, visit our Website:

Since 1974, Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC), a United Way partner agency, has been providing prevention education and community awareness on alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling.

CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. For further information about CASAC services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623 or visit our Website: