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Write. Open. Act. - Intentional Life Planning Workshop with author Lee Weinstein ’81

Date: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT June 18

  • Lee Weinstein ’81

Only 13 percent of Americans have a life plan that they have committed to in writing and use to help guide them on their journey. Join Lewis & Clark alumnus and author Lee Weinstein ’81 in this hands-on workshop in which Lee will walk you through his practical workbook, teach you how to get started on building your visual “Life Timeline,” and provide you all the tools you’ll need to take away and complete charting your plan.

In just two hours, you will develop:

  • A clear view of your life’s wishes and goals
  • A visual “Intentional Life Plan” and timeline
  • Steps to help you realize your plan
  • Tools to manage your plan
  • Resources to help you along the way

If life were a project like the kind you’re asked to complete at work or school, and you knew you had 20-60 years to get it done, wouldn’t it make sense to develop a plan? You have a certain amount of time to live this life—what do you want to get done, and by when? 

This program can be done individually or with a partner. 

As a benefit to the Lewis & Clark Community, there is no fee for this workshop - though a workbook is required for participation (see below).

Thursday, June 18, 2020
5 - 7 p.m. (PDT) - Virtual workshop via Zoom.

Register Here!

Required Materials: 6-foot sheet of butcher paper, multicolored small sticky notes, notepads, pens, pencils, water-based markers, blue painter’s masking tape, scotch tape, and ruler.

Required Reading: Write, Open, Act: An Intentional Life Planning Workbook (available here - use the CODE: BESTLIFE for a 20% discount).

Registration is required.  In order to participate, make sure your device can access Zoom meetings.

To connect to the workshop please use the following link:

Meeting ID: 917 8635 4599

Important Workshop Preparation: Prior to the workshop, please complete Step 1 in the workbook, and answer the questions on pp. 20-27. Also please compose your obituary on pp. 40-43 and calculate your life expectancy online at or the online calculator of your choice. If your workbook doesn’t arrive by the 18th, please review the introductory questions and obituary instructions. Also, please print 1-2 copies of the Action Plan template.

This event is sponsored by the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

Questions? Please email Emily Decker ’85 at or Chrys Hutchings at