Registration and Check-in
What Is Gratitude and Why Practice It at Work?
Keynote by Robert Emmons, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Mike Robbins, author of Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation
Gratitude Myths and Challenges: Why it can be hard to practice gratitude at work, and why it’s worth it
Lynette Silva, Globoforce
Amie Gordon, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
The Hows of Gratitude at Work: Different forms gratitude can take in the workplace
Ryan Fehr, University of Washington
Kate MacAleavey, Facebook
Breakouts Sessions: Gratitude practices and trainings
• Stephanie Pollack, Culture of Apprecitation
• Leigh Threlkel, Pixar
• Jessica Armategui, VM Ware
• Peter Bonanno, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
• Lynette Silva, Globoforce
Presenting top ideas generated by the GGSC’s OpenIDEO Challenge on Gratitude in the Workplace, co-hosted with OpenIDEO
Building Cultures of Gratitude & Appreciation
Reception in Gallery
- Venue: Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco
- Date: November 17, 2017
- Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Price: $279-$299 (discounts available for members and groups)
When was the last time you felt truly appreciated at work? How often do you say “thank you” to a colleague, supervisor, or employee?
Research suggests that expressing and receiving gratitude at work makes people feel happier and more fulfilled, cooperative, motivated, and effective. Yet they report being less likely to experience or express gratitude at work than anyplace else: Only 10 percent of Americans say they express gratitude to their colleagues every day, and 60 percent say they never or very rarely express gratitude at work.
That’s why this day of Gratitude & Well-Being at Work is so timely.
Discover how to lead your workplace out of the lack-of-gratitude rut with a keynote by Robert Emmons, the world's leading scientific expert on gratitude, along with presentations by gratitude researchers Amie Gordon and Ryan Fehr and real-life advice from workplace leaders at Globoforce, Facebook, Pixar, and others who have developed and tested innovative ways to foster cultures of appreciation.
The event will both raise awareness about the scientific benefits of gratitude and spread research-based ideas for how to promote gratitude within workplaces. Attending will be invaluable to managers, HR or employee wellness staff, and other workplace innovators or mental health professionals—indeed, to anyone looking for research-based strategies to improve the well-being of individuals and the culture of organizations.
5 continuing education credit hours available for psychologists and other health professionals. See continuing education for more details.