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Jumpstart Your Memoirs Writing Business

Monday - Friday

July 21 – 24, 2014

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost : $625

Early Bird Rate: $525
By June 15, 2013

St. Catherine University
St. Paul Campus
Coeur de Catherine

Jumpstart Your Memoirs Writing Business

Five mornings in a row from 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m

Jumpstart Your Memoirs-Writing Business is a five-day continuing education course for people who want to start or have already started assisting elders to write their life story.

This professional intervention usually contributes to an elder’s overall quality of life. Successful entrepreneurs understand that skills in listening and writing, developing a professional relationship, and conducting a small business are all crucial to the memoir-writing process. Students will learn communication, boundary, and interviewing skills as applied to older individuals and families. Plus you will sharpen entrepreneurial skills to establish your own home-based business

At the conclusion of the course the participant will:
  1. Describe ethical boundaries to establish with narrator and family
  2. Identify the goal of your small business and process for marketing services
  3. Name the stages in late life aging as outlined by Gene Cohen

Student Prerequisites

  • Background in health, social work or psychology (this is a write-in question on the registration form)
  • Experience in working with elders (this is a write-in question on the registration form)
  • Strong writing skills