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May at the LiLi Centre

This month is when life is supposed to slowly return to normal. At the LiLi Centre we are also taking small steps in this direction. As of May 11th our HSK English School will be back in the centre, and the Information Coffee Mornings will be offered per appointment either online or at the centre. We hope that by June 8th most of our programmes will be taking place at the centre again. In the meantime we have loads on offer this month again so read on.

May 9: Baby Weaning Workshop: Introducing your baby to solid food [ONLINE ]

This workshop will help you feel more prepared to introduce solid food to your baby. With so much information out there, it can be confusing and difficult to know what is best for you and your little one. Our goal is to empower you with research based knowledge to guide you along baby’s journey into solid foods. More details here.

May 10: Abstract & Wine session @ 16:00 [ONLINE ]

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint abstract art but don’t know where to start?
Artist Amalia Maciuca will lead us through the steps and help us unleash our creativity whilst enjoying a nice glass or two of wine.

Find out more here.

May 12, 19 & 26: JIFF Workshop – Preparing for the Swiss Job Market [ONLINE]

The next 3-part JIFF Workshop will be hosted online via Zoom.

SESSION ONE: Tuesday 12. May @ 14:00

This session will be led by Denise Mattsson and is all about preparing your CV for the Swiss market with the knowledge from the previous two sessions, and some tips on interview techniques.

SESSION TWO: Tuesday 19. May @ 14:00

This session will be led by Lina Petraviciute who will talk about LinkedIn, your social media profile and its importance. 

SESSION THREE: Tuesday 26. May @ 14:00

This session will be led by Jennifer Fengels: Head of Career Centre Plus at SWISS IM&H who will be talking about virtual interview techniques. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip economies across the globe, few industries have been left untouched by the fallout, and that’s having huge implications not only for the workforce but also for the recruitment process. Some companies have moved to freeze hiring until the economic impact of the virus is made clear, but many others are continuing to recruit in a bid to prevent a business slowdown.”

More details here.

May 13: Q&A Session on what you need to know about being unemployed in Switzerland.

One of the knock-on effects of the Coronavirus is, unfortunately, a spike in unemployment, with forecasts of 1000 people a day losing their jobs in Switzerland in the coming weeks and months. For this reason, we have asked Ralf Voger, lawyer at Studhalter & Pfister AG, to have an online chat with us to answer your questions with regards to unemployment in Switzerland. We will also be joined by Yvonne Bauer who has been helping people deal with the RAV over the past years.

So please join us for an informative online chat Wednesday May 13th at 19.30 on Zoom: the meeting ID is: 879 7648 8218  the password is: lilicentre

If you have any specific questions please sign up here and ask your question.

May 18: Q&A Session on the “new normal” in Switzerland will look like and how to cope with it. @19.30

During this fascinating talk we will be joined by Dr. Brandi Eijsermans, psychologist and Professor Dr. Alexander Trechsel, political scientist to take a look at how the “new normal” will look in Switzerland in the coming months and years and how we can best cope with it.

Please sign up and ask any questions here. The Zoom meeting ID is: 885 2608 7657 password: lilicentre

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May 20: Āyurveda Workshop [ONLINE ]

Topic:  Introduction to Āyurveda with practical tips

  • Introduction & Principles of Āyurveda
  • Role of 3 Doṣas – Vāta/Pitta/Kapha
  • Importance of daily routine
  • Practical tips on daily routine as per doṣas

More details here.

May 25: International Book Club [ONLINE ]

This month the club is reading Where the Crawdads fly by Delia Owens

More details here.

May 30: Fussy Eaters Workshop [ONLINE]

Aimed at parents of babies and young children, we give useful hints and tips on how to avoid the dreaded ‘fussy eater’ as well as giving guidance on dealing with children who have already fallen into the fussy eating trap.

More details here.

You can see our regular programmes here.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.