Registration and Check-in
What Is Gratitude and Why Practice It at Work?
• Keynote by Robert Emmons, Ph.D., University of California, Davis and author of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier
• Mike Robbins, author of Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation
• Diana Jason, Charles Schwab
How to Get Started: Debunking Myths, Overcoming Barriers, and Finding the Keys to Gratitude at Work
• Lynette Silva, Globoforce
• Amie Gordon, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
• Ryan Fehr, Ph.D., University of Washington
• Kate MacAleavey, The Ready
Putting Gratitude into Practice: Activities and Trainings
Breakout Workshop Leaders:
• Stephanie Pollack, Culture of Appreciation
• Leigh Threlkel, Pixar
• Jessica Amortegui, Logitech
• Peter Bonanno, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
• Lynette Silva, Globoforce
Design-thinking workshop led by OpenIDEO to present and refine the leading ideas generated by the OpenIDEO Challenge on Gratitude in the Workplace, a partnership of OpenIDEO and the GGSC.
Building Cultures of Gratitude & Appreciation
• Cindy Elkins, former Vice President and Head of IT Americas at Genentech
• Chris Murchison, Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan
Reception in Gallery 308 at Fort Mason
- Venue: Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco
- Date: November 17, 2017
- Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM with Reception to Follow
Price: $279-$299 (discounts available for groups and GGSC members)
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 we are less likely to feel 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 it. And according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number one reason why people leave their jobs is because they don’t feel appreciated.
Help change that by attending Gratitude & Well-Being at Work. This day-long conference features an innovative mix of science, practice, and interactive learning, including:
- Presentations from some of the leading researchers of gratitude, offering cutting-edge findings on the benefits that gratitude provides for organizations, from higher productivity to stronger relationships;
- Practical lessons from workplace leaders who have developed innovative gratitude programs at companies like Genentech, Charles Schwab, and Facebook;
- Experiential breakout sessions teaching powerful gratitude practices by trainers from Pixar, Logitech, the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, and others;
- A design-thinking workshop led by OpenIDEO to help prototype and refine ideas for fostering gratitude at work—part of our OpenIDEO #GratitudeAtWork Challenge;
- An interactive session exploring how to bring key insights from the day back to your organization.
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 and effectiveness of organizations.
The day includes beverages, lunch, and a two-hour networking reception immediately following the conference, featuring libations and light appetizers at Ft. Mason's Gallery 308.
The GGSC is presenting Gratitude & Well-Being at Work in partnership with OpenIDEO as part of their OpenIDEO Challenge on #GratitudeAtWork. Participate in the Challenge to help design more grateful workplaces!
5 continuing education credit hours available for psychologists and other health professionals. See continuing education for more details.