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    June Chapter Meeting: Happiness At Work - Creating Ultimate Workplaces

    Date: June 17, 2015, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hidden Creek Country Club
    1711 Clubhouse Road
    Reston, Virginia 20190
    $35.00 Member, $55.00 Non-Member, $25.00 Member in Transition
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting - Dinner
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    Program Description:

    Happiness at Work may sound like an oxymoron to many of us, but it is key to creating and sustaining a workplace that reliably yields great work and a positive work experience for employees at all levels. This presentation, supported by the opportunity to complete a free, confidential self-assessment of your own current level of happiness at work, presents the key research HR professionals need to know to be able to make the case for, to assess their workplace and teams, and to implement effective interventions to enhance levels of happiness at work.
    Since happiness at work is positively linked to favorable changes in key performance indicators, this presentation is essential for HR professionals who want to move beyond employee engagement or satisfaction. Unlike employee engagement which depends solely on the actions of the organization and its managers, happiness at work is actionable by individuals, teams, divisions, and the entire organization. Jocelyn will share HR professional specific data and other data from the work world at large.
    Learn why happiness at work matters to you, your colleagues and your organization. Understand how to simply, inexpensively, dynamically assess its level in your organization. And, how to continuously create a great place to work.

    1. Understand well-being/happiness and its impact on sustainable performance for organizations, teams and individuals
    2. Make the case for improving well-being/happiness at work in your organization
    3. Explore personal level of well-being/happiness at work 
    4. Develop personal action plan for improving well-being/happiness at work
    5. Translate personal action plan into organizational plan

    About our Speaker:

    Jocelyn S. Davis is the president and co-founder of Nelson Hart LLC, a women-owned consulting firm. Nelson Hart works with clients in all sectors to help them develop teams and workplaces where individuals flourish and the organizations thrive. Jocelyn brings strong, practical experience to her work and presentations: she was chief financial officer of AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, and treasurer and chief financial officer of the ICMA Retirement Corporation and ICMA Retirement Trust which provide defined contribution pension plans to state and local government employees. She has served on several boards both as a member and as committee chair: GAVI Fund, a Gates Foundation charity (executive committee chair, audit committee chair, member of various reference groups); American Psychological Association (independent member of the investment and audit committees); and the Allmerica Investment Trust, a mutual fund (audit committee, fund operations fund, executive committee).She practiced in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC as a certified public accountant in the audit practice of Ernst & Young, formerly Ernst & Ernst. 
    Jocelyn is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Clark School of Engineering, Project Management Program where she teaches two innovative applied positive psychology courses: Managing Project Teams and Evolving as a Leader. These courses incorporate the most recent research and practice from positive psychology, the science of how people flourish. She is a founding member of the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology headquartered in the U.K. and of the International Positive Psychology Association in the U.S

    This program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

    Thank you to our Sponsor - USI Insurance Services!