Happiness at Work

  • Friday, May 10, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • ChildServe, 5406 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131



Topic: Happiness at Work

Date: May 10, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 

8:00-8:15 check-in

8:15-8:30 chapter announcements

8:30-11:30 main program

11:30-12:00 networking

Location: ChildServe, 5406 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131

  Presenter: Dr. Thomas Westbrook, Ph.D.

Thomas S. Westbrook, Ph.D. serves as Professor of Leadership Studies at Drake University and Director of the undergraduate minor in Leadership Education and Development. Tom served ATD for many years but needed to take time to dedicate to the new Concentration. Tom’s doctorate is from the University of Iowa where he studied higher education administration with a focus in adult and continuing education. He served Simpson College as Dean of Adult and Continuing Education, a program he initiated. Tom moved to Drake to serve on the faculty as well as numerous administrative positions including Assistant Provost for University Outreach.

Tom has consulted with numerous companies in the Des Moines area and is a frequent presenter at companies, organizations, hospitals and schools.

Description: People who are happy at work are more committed to their organization, productive, creative, more able to rise to positions of leadership and suffer fewer health problems. Research covered in this session indicates that happiness must now be viewed within critical 21st century skills essential for individual and organizational success. This session will explore the topic of happiness including how talent development professionals can increase happiness at work and across one’s organization.

Session Objectives:

  • The research-based benefits of experiencing happiness at work, for both individuals and organizations
  • How to evaluate the level of happiness in an organization
  • Concrete strategies for boosting happiness and resilience to stress
  • The connection of happiness to building more cooperative and collaborative workplace relationships
  • The connection of happiness to leadership and to emotional intelligence

ATD Areas of Expertise Addressed: Integrated Talent Management, Managing Learning Programs, Performance Improvement, Training Delivery, Instructional Design, Evaluating Learning Impact


ATD-CI Member: $59

Non ATD-CI Member: $99 


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