Date: Wednesday Feb 7 2018
Fee: Guests $75 (CAD) Early Bird through Jan 31st, $85 thereafter (CAD)
Location: Ontario Heritage Building, 10 Adelaide St. E., Gallery Rm.
Description: Strengthening Your Organization and OD Practice Through Positive Psychology & TODN AGM
- 5:15 - Sign-in and open networking
- 6:00 - Board introductions
- 6:15 - Primary event
- 8:00 - Event wrap up and other business
- 8:15 - AGM
- 9:00 - Evening concludes
Primary event: Strengthening Your Organization and OD Practice Through Positive Psychology
Positive psychology is the science that seeks to explore ‘what’s works’, while traditional psychology has had a predominantly deficit focus on ‘what’s wrong’. Positive psychology can bring a much needed balance to the field of OD by bringing attention to individual and organization strengths and capacities.
Many business leaders are turning to this emergent evidence-based research to answer the question, “How can I bring and benefit from sustainable well-being to my organization?” Using a positive psychology lens, this interactive session will provide tools and strategies that will not only enhance the well-being of your people, but also assist in identifying and leveraging their strengths to optimize performance outcomes. Learn about how recognizing the ‘positively deviant’ assets within your organization will keep you on the cutting edge of being an Innovation-inspired Positive Organization Development (IPOD) professional.
Sajel's Bio: Sajel Bellon (Ed.D, CTSS) is a thought-leader, mental wellness professional, educator, and professional speaker who specializes in the sciences of well-being, human connection, positive organizational transformation and post traumatic growth for individuals. She strives to educate and inspire others about various topics and their benefits. For example, “Being Optimally Deviant” and “Whole Systems Thinking” cultivate space for change and enhancing life/work experiences.
As an adult educator and curriculum developer, Sajel created Canada’s first Positive Psychology Certificate program for Wilfrid Laurier University, where she currently instructs in the program. She continues to design, facilitate and lecture globally at institutions such as UC Berkeley, Central Queensland University, and Champlain College. She continues to partner with organizations (SAHMRI, WPEA, IPEN) internationally to create highly-innovative and collaborative initiatives. Her philosophy in cultivating human connection fosters success and well-being for those under her leadership and with her in partnership.
After the event, the TODN 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Birkbeck Room at the Ontario Heritage Building.
At that time, we will have a call for nominations for three positions - Technology, Treasurer and Membership Director.
As a board, we are a small, interactive team focused on creating the best experiences possible for our members. We are hands-on, passionate about our profession and eager to be involved.