RCC is pleased to announce this Leadership Survival Skills Workshop on The Search for Meaning at Work. This program is organized by the Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association, and focuses on the development of the skills and strategies needed for addressing leadership challenges.
The Harvard Kennedy School has long stressed the importance of leadership in organizations, government, and business. Regardless of the leadership framework, theory, or practice one might embrace, continuing to explore leadership styles and capacity is critical in becoming effective and balanced in our approach to those with whom we interact. The Program is offered to all interested alumni and friends of the HKS.
Many people ask themselves: "Is my current job a burden or asset to my achieving happiness and feeling fulfilled?" "Who and what gives meaning to my work?" This workshop will address how to focus our work-related motivations to best achieve satisfaction and meaning. We will discuss how work contributes to our full personal development and - as leaders - the personal development of those around us.
Do you perceive your work as 'just a job', 'a career', 'a calling' or 'a higher calling'?
This workshop will reveal what motivates us at work!
Participants will take a short quiz (located here: https://findmeaningfulwork.com) at the beginning of the session designed to help each of us recognize our existing, work-related motivations. The quiz will take 7 to 10 minutes to complete. Armed with the quiz results, we will discuss how and where to find higher meaning in our daily work ... and, as leaders, how to help our colleagues find their own higher meaning - and flourish.
Manuel Guillén PhD. is Associate Professor of Management, Organizational Behavior, and Professional Ethics at the University of Valencia in Spain. He specializes in the areas of Leadership and Trust in organizations. He is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Ethics in Communications and Organizations (IECO), as well as the Director of the IECO-IV Chair of Business Ethics. Manuel is also a Senior Fellow at the Abigail Adams Institute (AIA), Faculty Affiliate at the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University, and the Representative of the University of Valencia at Harvard RCC.
He is also author of the book, Motivation in Organisations: Searching for a Meaningful Work-Life Balance (Routledge, 2021).
RSVP is required. Please register for this event here.
If you have any questions, contact Karen Kingsbury at KMKingsbury@post.harvard.edu or call 617 872 4553
Class size is currently limited to 35 participants.
The workshop fee is $10.
Speaker: Manuel Guillén PhD (Associate Professor of Management, Organizational Behavior, and Professional Ethics at the University of Valencia in Spain; Founder and Director of the Institute for Ethics in Communications and Organizations (IECO)).
Sponsors: RCC; University of Valencia; Institute for Ethics inn Communicationns and Organinzations (IECO); Harvard Kennedy School.