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Thursday, February 16 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
A Great Leader L.E.A.D.S. With Courage, Connection, and Compassion

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According to Gallup, only 32% of the workforce is engaged in their work. Disengaged employees have more absences, are less productive, and can negatively impact workplace morale. On the other hand, when employees have a strong sense of belonging and engagement, they perceive more options to solve problems, are more insightful, collaborate better, and have higher overall performance.

Research shows that emotional intelligence and learned optimism are strong predictors of successful leaders. This is where Leading with Courage, Connection, and Compassion can help. The LEADS Framework stands for: Leans in to Build Belonging and Trust, Engages Employees’ Purpose, Appreciates and Acknowledges All Stakeholders, Demonstrates Empathy and Compassion, Shows Up With Intentional Presence.

It’s about learning to strengthen our self-awareness, compassion, and resilience while also increasing focus, productivity, and strategic thinking. It’s about the ability to strengthen employee engagement, a sense of belonging and connection to the organization, and the capacity to cultivate innovative changemakers.

Pulling weeds does not grow gardens. If we want our employees and organizations to flourish, we need to cultivate the environment in ways that cause people to bloom. Using research-based principles and strategies from the fields of Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence, in this highly active and engaging session, participants will learn the fundamentals of leading with courage, connection, and compassion and how to use those superpowers to create a culture in which both the individuals and the organization can thrive."

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Joelle Hood

Exhibitor, Thriving YOUniversity
As a former "Teacher of the Year" and "Principal of the Year", Dr. Joelle Hood brings passion, energy, and expertise to empowering all humans to thrive. As co-founder and Chief Empowerment Officer at Thriving YOUniversity, she uses her knowledge and expertise in organizational change... Read More →
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Janeen Antonelli

Exhibitor, Thriving Youniversity
Thriving YOUniversity is an innovative and cutting edge company that empowers individuals and organizations to thrive through online and in-person experiential learning courses, coaching, keynotes, and consulting. Thriving YOUniversity partners with PreK-12 educational agencies, non-profit... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2023 1:15pm - 2:15pm PST
Esmeralda 6