Instructor: Ann Dolence

Ann Dolence

Ann Dolence, has spent 15 years as a certified recreation therapist working in the area of psychiatric treatment. She has owned her own professional speaking and training business, The Leisure Connection, for the past 25 years. Ann is a Certified Tiny Habits Coach and was recently named to the Tiny Habits National and International Online Coaching Faculty. She has facilitated Worksite and School Wellness programs for Lakes Country Service Cooperative for the past 13 years and teaches as an adjunct instructor at the University of North Dakota Recreation and Tourism Department. Ann is also the co-owner and co- developer of Wellday at Work; Healthy online breaks for your workday.

Ann promotes nationally and locally that creativity, playfulness, laughter, and celebrations of life are nature's way of re-energizing and re-vitalizing ourselves. Once we remove the obstacles that conflict and negative attitudes produce, we are sure to obtain our goals. Simple techniques implemented daily can make these positive life qualities of success available to everyone.

Ann draws her training and presentation material from her professional knowledge but also from real-life experiences. Having always had a passion for running. Ann has participated in distance running races for the past 27 years. She believes in life, like in going the distance in running, training is the key to performance. You must focus on the finish line, stay on course and believe you will reach your goal one step at a time.

Classes by this instructor

T&L 2900: VIR: A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach for Educators, Policymakers, Employers and Service Providers
This online course explores how a persons' experience of generational poverty can influence success in school and work. The course is comprised of 12 modules. The modules offer research and interventions about understanding poverty that teachers may consider adopting to improve classroom settings and student learning experiences.
June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2021