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Date(s) - 06/18/2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Struggling to Return Home During the Pandemic

“If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite time frame.” – U.S. State Department

Three Worlds, One Voyage is the vivid, first-hand account of a small expedition cruise to Antarctica in March 2020 just as the Coronavirus exploded across the globe. The author/speaker recounts the real-life challenge of finding a way home as the virus spreads, reports of sick cruise ships grow, international flight cancellations multiply, and port after port turn the ship away. The engrossing narrative -complete with slides – is filled with wildlife and incredible views while tracking the extended voyage as passengers questions like:

    Will the ship be stranded at sea?
    Will passengers be quarantined in Argentina?
    Will the U.S. let its own citizens back into the country?
    Will all passengers be required to sail on to Europe?

Donald G. Jorgensen, Ph.D., CEAP is the founder of Jorgensen Healthcare Associates and owner of Arizona-based Human Factor Consulting.

Dr. Jorgensen has established addiction treatment programs and employee assistance programs in the US that have brought recovery and growth to thousands of individuals and families. He is also known for his humor and straight-forward speaking style. He has been interviewed by media in the US, Canada, Ireland and China on leadership and workplace alcohol/drug issues.

Don has authored numerous articles and books covering such topics as Children of Alcoholics and The Impact of Change. His recently released new book: Three Worlds, One Voyage: Cruising to Antarctica (and Trying to get Home) during the Coronavirus Pandemic is available on

Dr. Jorgensen is past president of the international Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Greater Tucson Leadership and the Rotary Club of Marana. He is a Paul Harris Society member and currently serves as an Ambassador for ShelterBox USA, a global disaster relief organization. As a worldwide speaker and consultant in the areas of change leadership, performance improvement and behavioral health, Don helps bring out the best in leaders and organizations around the globe.