The majority of the work at The OPA! Way® and the Global Meaning Institute involves private mentoring sessions, workshops, and consulting projects with specific clients, in addition to client engagements for "public speaking" at meetings and conferences.  We do, however, from time to time offer workshops and retreats that are open to the general public, as well as sponsor various special events that support our Meaning mission and values.

Sample of 2015 Public Events: TBA

Date: July 23-26, 2015
Location: Chania, Crete, Greece
Event: Lecture/Panel Discussion/Book Signing
Host: The International Center for Leading Studies

Date: July 17, 2015
Location: Athens, Greece
Event: Lecture/Book Signing
Host: The American College of Greece

Date: May 28, 2015
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
Event: Presentation ("From Happiness to Meaning: The OPA! Way")/Book Signing

NOTE: Additional book presentations/signings open to the public are currently being planned this year in other major markets in the USA (e.g., Los Angeles and New York City) and Canada (e.g., Montreal and Vancouver).

2014 Public Event Highlights:

Date: December 17, 2014
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Event: Book Presentation/Signing
Host: Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade 

Date: December 4, 2014
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Event: Book Presentation/Signing
Host: National Hellenic Museum 

Date: October 2-5, 2014
Location: Key Biscayne, Florida
Event: Book Presentation
Host: National Hellenic Society (Heritage Weekend)

Date: July 24-27, 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Event: Keynote/Presentation
Host: First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning

Date: May 16-18, 2014
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Event: Axios/Axia Awards and Presentations
Host: Hellenic Cultural Association of Salt Lake City

2013 Public Event Highlights:    

  • Public speaking and media tour during Radical Resilience Week Hong Kong, including a day of inspiration and meaning at King George V School.

2012 Public Event Highlights:

  • The grand opening of the OPA! Center for Meaning in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA, with our dear friend and special guest, Agapi Stassinopoulos (sister of Arianna Huffington).
  • The OPA! Way® and Santa Fe Film Festival sponsorship special screening of Without Borders, an inspirational film about the true meaning of family and love. The movie was shot partly in New Mexico and partly in Greece.
  • Global Dialogue Center webinar, "Innovating with Meaning: Rediscovering the Soul of Authentic Leadership—The OPA! Way®."