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Applying Positive Psychology in Talent Development

  • 11/28/2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Brasfield & Gorrie Conference Center - Birmingham
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The latest research in mental health, neurobiology, and psychology brings with it many implications for Talent & Development philosophy and practice. The research inspires a mind shift from a focus on financial and social impact in organizations to a more dynamic view based in psychological capital. The shift brings with it countless opportunities in the field of talent development.

At our November meeting, Doug Gray, PCC will bring the construct of PERMA to life. PERMA, which stands for positive emotions, engagement, relationship, meaning, and accomplishment. Doug has done extensive research and consulting on the subject of PERMA, which was introduced in Flourish (2012) by the father of modern psychology, Dr. Martin Seligman. The application of this construct promises immense value for the T&D profession.

Join us to learn how to apply positive psychology in your talent development practice and your life! 


Speaker: Doug Gray, PCC
Founder and CEO, Action Learning Associates

  

 Doug Gray, PCC, is founder and CEO of Action Learning Associates, and a leadership consultant and executive coach. An active member of ICF since 1997, he is an author and accomplished speaker on organizational leadership. He co-developed the Leadership Development Institute at the University of Maryland and taught there for 7 years, and he is a former adjunct faculty member at several colleges including NC State University.  A perpetual learner, he is currently studying at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology towards a PhD in Organizational Leadership. His dissertation topic is the effect of positive psychology on business leaders using executive coaching.

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