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10/30/2017
When: Monday, October 30, 2017
8:30 AM
Where: Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Board Room
36 Montford Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina  28803
United States
Contact: Darla Bartlett
2392933427


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The Power of Passionate Work

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Registration/Brunch: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 
Location: Chamber of Commerce
36 Montford Ave,
Asheville, NC 28803

 

Credits: Applied for 4 hour of general credit for SHRM and HRCI

 

$99 for Members

$149 for Non-Members


Program Description:
Passion is more than just employee engagement, or job satisfaction, or the temporary bump in productivity that comes from getting a bonus. In any field of endeavor, passion is ultimately about the hunger to learn and grow. It shows up as an appetite for novelty and innovation, for making connections and a meaningful contribution to something you believe in, and taking risks not because it helps the bottom line but because it leads to more learning.

Passionate people operate from a sense of primary motivation, not secondary motivation—work for the charge and challenge of it, not the payoff. They are called, not just driven. They work from passion, not just ambition. And they work best in environments that help their passions to flourish—where there's a fit between who they are and what they do best; where they're given autonomy and support to take risks; and where they're given regular feedback and recognition.
This dynamic and hands-on seminar is designed around a series of self-reflective questions to help you identify passion not just in yourself but in those you lead and those you interview in the recruitment process.

Through writing, discussion, small-group work, brainstorming, and humor—and focusing primarily on yourself—you'll clarify what inspires passion in your own (work)life and what defeats it, where you do your best work and can make the most impact, what you're most passionately curious about, and (since passion comes from a word meaning to suffer) what work you're willing to suffer for and on behalf of?
In this workshop, you will learn:
 Help participants identify where their passions are, where * Help participants identify where their passions are, where there is a fit between who they are and what they do best (linked to career development).
 Help participants understand that passion is a skill—a stance—that brings energy and vitality to all their engagements, work and non-work (linked to building personal & professional skills).
 Help participants connect with their sense of primary motivation, not secondary motivation—work for the charge and challenge of it, not just the payoff (linked to increasing individual effectiveness).
 Help participants clarify what inspires passion in their (work)lives and what undermines it, where they do their best work and can make the most impact, what they're most passionately curious about, and where their sense of mission is (linked to not only personal/professional performance, but the mechanics of the recruitment process).

About the Presenters:
Gregg Levoy is the author of Vital Signs: Discovering and Sustaining Your Passion for Life (Penguin), and the bestseller Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House)—rated among the "Top 20 Career Publications" by the Workforce Information Group. He is also the former "behavioral specialist" at USA Today and a regular blogger for Psychology Today.
As a speaker, he has presented at SHRM Conferences, as well as the Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, Microsoft, National Conference on Positive Aging, American Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, and many others, and been a frequent guest of the media, including ABC-TV, CNN, NPR and PBS.

A former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, and former columnist and reporter for USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, and many others. His website is www.gregglevoy.com.

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