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    September Meeting - Positive Psychology in the Workplace

    Date: September 27, 2017, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
    Grundy-Will HR Association
    Workforce Center of Will County - 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet, IL
    Free for GWHRA Members; $15 Non-Members
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    Meeting begins at 4:30pm.  Networking opportunities conclude the meeting. 

    Topic:  Positive Psychology in the Workplace

    Presenter:  Tom Kens


    As author Bruce Tulgan notes, "There is no doubt, employee attitudes affect productivity, quality, and morale; collegiality, cooperation, and cohesion; employee development; and retention, as well as turnover. Good employee attitudes drive positive results. Bad employee attitudes put a drag on results. That’s a fact proven by study after study."


    Our speaker, Tom Kens, is a teacher, author, and professional speaker known for his growing series of positive psychology discussions.  This presentation, titled "Staying Positive in a Negative World", will provide HR Leaders tools, resources, and techniques for reducing stress and increasing engagement in the workplace.



    Learning Objectives:


    By completing this session, you will be able to: 

    • Lead an activity in which employees identify their top three character strengths/virtues
    • Help employees identify opportunities to reduce stress and create better work/life balance
    • Lead a discussion about stress reduction in/out of the workplace
    • Develop programs to encourage positivity and gratitude as a part of your workplace culture
    • Identifying common mistakes when dealing with negative attitudes in the workplace