The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Learning Center
09/23/20 The Practices of Purposeful Leadership
Includes a Live Event on 09/23/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
The experience of meaningfulness is a critical ingredient to thriving at work. While animal welfare work is naturally imbued with a sense of meaning, especially in times of crisis, we often lose sight of it or fail to enable it. Research finds those who work for purposeful leaders – leaders who routinely enable the experience of meaningfulness throughout their teams – are more fulfilled, resilient, higher performing, and significantly less likely to burn out, even in the most challenging times. This session describes the science of purpose and meaning and shows how purposeful leaders compel teams and organizations toward their positive potential. We’ll explore three evidence-based practices of purposeful leadership to empower leaders to bring the best out of their teams in a meaningful way.
i. Understand the science of wellbeing, meaning, and purpose
ii. Understand the human performance and business case upside of wellbeing, meaning, and purpose in the workplace
iii. An introduction to the 3 key practice domains of Purposeful Leadership
iv. An exploration of some evidence-based tools for applying Purposeful Leadership across the 3 key practice domain
This program (both live and recorded) has been approved for:
- 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
- 1 CE by NACA
- 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Part two in a two-part series. Also register for Positive Perseverance: Leading During Crisis on September 2.
Josh Vaisman, CCFP, MAPPC
Founder, Flourish Veterinary Consulting
Josh believes all animal welfare professionals deserve to feel fulfilled by their work, each and every day. Through his company, Flourish Veterinary Consulting, he combines more than 20 years of veterinary experience, a master’s in Applied Positive Psychology, and education in Positive Leadership and Positive Organizational Scholarship to help them do just that.
Zach Mercurio, Ph.D.
Author, Honorary Fellow of Psychology in the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University
Zach helps leaders build organizations that enable the daily experience of purpose and meaningfulness for themselves and their people. He is a researcher and Honorary Fellow of Psychology in the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University and author of "The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose." Zach also advises leaders in companies, non-profits, and schools around the world on the practices of positive and purposeful leadership
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