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Happier at Work: Creating a Positive Work Dynamic

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  PT
In-person | San Francisco
$115 / $95



The social sector is full of ups – and downs. Nothing is more rewarding than making a difference, but it can be overwhelming sometimes with fundraising pressures, limited resources, and burdensome workloads.

Knowing your strengths and how to deploy them will put you in a position to make every work experience a positive one. In this session you will explore your top five natural strengths and the appreciative inquiry method, as well as learn how to deploy them to create a more positive work experience. You will set a professional development goal that you can implement as soon as get back to the office!

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify and explore the top 5 natural strengths you bring to work with you every day, and how to deploy them to create a more positive work experience for yourself and others
  • Identify the 4 major areas where employees must be satisfied in order to be positively engaged at work
  • Explore the appreciative inquiry method and the “judger-observer-learner” dynamic to create a more positive work environment
  • Set a professional development goal that you can implement immediately

This workshop is geared to mid-career professionals who may or may not have management responsibilities. Beverages and light refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration required and participants must complete the Top 5 Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (cost included) in advance of the workshop. (See more information and instructions in the confirmation email you will receive after registering.)

Space is limited. Early Bird pricing of $95 is available to the first 10 registrants.

About the presenter:


 As a coach and consultant, Sylvia Hacaj has partnered with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process to maximize their potential and navigate transitions and challenges. Using an approach that supports growth by capitalizing on core strengths, she identifies gaps, recommends practices to overcome obstacles, and most importantly, empowers action. Her clients include mission-driven organizations and individuals seeking to advance their enterprise, career or life goals.

In her career as an agent of social change, Sylvia has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, produced several annual Global Philanthropy Forums, improved the advocacy efforts of environmental, health and education groups, and helped create and establish the AmeriCorps national service program. She is currently Vice President of Development and External Relations at the World Affairs Council of Northern CA.


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