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OD Book Discussion SIG - August

  • 13 Aug 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • McLean, VA


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Event Title Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman
Flourish builds on Dr. Martin Seligman’s game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good lifeundefinedfor individuals, for communities, and for nations. In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about.
In a word, what is it that allows you to flourish? “Well-being” takes the stage front and center, and Happiness (or Positive Emotion) becomes one of the five pillars of Positive Psychology, along with Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment - or PERMA, the permanent building blocks for a life of profound fulfillment.
Thought-provoking in its implications for education, economics, therapy, medicine, and public policyundefinedthe very fabric of societyundefinedFlourish tells inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action, including how the entire U.S. Army is now trained in emotional resilience; how innovative schools can educate for fulfillment in life and not just for workplace success; and how corporations can improve performance at the same time as they raise employee well-being.
With interactive exercises to help readers explore their own attitudes and aims, Flourish is a watershed in the understanding of happiness as well as a tool for getting the most out of life. On the cutting edge of a science that has changed millions of lives, Dr. Seligman now creates the ultimate extension and capstone of his bestselling classics, Authentic Happiness and Learned Optimism.
Shannon Polly, MAPP
Shannon M. Polly is a consultant, facilitator, speaker, and coach and works in two domain areas:  executive presence and positive psychology. She is the founder of Shannon Polly & Associates, a leadership development company in Washington, D.C. that focuses on helping employees increase well-being and performance in the workplace. Shannon Polly & Associates works with executives, managers and employees and specializes in communication skills, positive psychology, leadership, facilitation, and coaching.

Shannon is one of less than 300 people in the world who have received her Master in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree from the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Martin Seligman.  She also holds a B.A. with honors from Yale University. 
Shannon has been an assistant instructor in the MAPP program at the University of Pennsylvania; and has lectured at Columbia Business School, Wharton Business School and West Point.  She is a contributor to the book, Positive Psychology at Work; has conducted appreciative inquiry summits across the country and has been a facilitator for the Master Resiliency Training (MRT) program for the U.S. Army.
Shannon also co-founded the group Positive Business DC to inform and inspire leaders across the Metro DC region to increase well-being, productivity and profitability in the workplace.  She blogs at http://positivebusinessdc.com/blog-3/.

SIG Leaders:
Paula Pierce (Virginia)
Maura Fredericks (Maryland)

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Insperity Tysons Corner Office
1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102
For directions to the meeting location please contact lauren.schoon@insperity.com

Cancellation policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions.  If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.

**Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.

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