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Applying Positive Psychology On the Job

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Come learn about Positive Psychology and how to apply it to make your work place more appealing.

Many people are unhappy at work. They feel under-appreciated and overworked. They do not regularly use their strengths. In fact, many people donít really know what their strengths are. They often believe there is nothing they can do to make things better.

It does not have to be this way. The field of Positive Psychology suggests simple behavior changes that individuals can use to make the workplace more engaging. They donít have to wait for people in power to make changes. With practice, these changes can become habitual. People also find them beneficial at home with the family.

Kathryn Britton presents an approach developed with several teams in a large multi-national information technology corporation. The approach starts with group discussions of questions such as: What gives life to your organization at its best? What do you most value about your organization and about yourself at work? What dreams do you have for its future vitality? Out of these questions comes a picture of the groupís positive core.

Starting from this often surprising view of personal and group strength, a group can figure out how to apply a set of empirically validated positive interventions, including intentionally increasing positive emotion, establishing conditions that make it easier for people to become highly absorbed in their work, increasing resilience to setbacks through positive reframing, maintaining high-quality connections, and responding effectively to good outcomes with capitalization and process praise.

Groups often regain a sense of control by applying these interventions. Kathryn describes the interventions briefly, illustrating them with stories from experiences helping people in an IT corporation put them into practice.

Come learn about Positive Psychology and how to apply it to make your work place more appealing.

Lunch included in registration price.
Menu includes a choice from various mexican lunch combinations and beverage.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 11:15a.m on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at:

    Zapata's Cantina Mexican Restaurant
    8927 J M Keynes Dr
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28262

11:15 Registration & Networking
11:30 Lunch
12:15 Speaker
1:00 Questions and Answers
1:15 Session Evaluation, Raffle and Networking
1:30 Adjourn


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Felicia Joyner ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.