The Happiness Advantage at Work Part 3:
Embedding Happiness into Your Leadership and Culture


Devin hughes home
Chief Inspiration Officer, International Thought Leader Network
Carol dodds
VP, Advertising & Partnerships, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn.
Michelle peterson
VP, Membership Marketing, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn.
Webinar Recording Details
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    Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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    $0 (Free)
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How can we achieve the same ROH (Return on Happiness) that other organizations experience?  
Research featured in Harvard Business Review show improvements in happiness and well being associated with positive outcomes in employee engagement (up to 10x more engaged) and higher levels of sales (37% average increase across multiple studies).  Social support was shown to improve not only levels of employee satisfaction – but also lead to improvements in customer loyalty and industry service metrics.

We have learned that re-training our brains to become more positive, more adaptive and more resilient in order to gain a competitive advantage at work is not only possible, it is essential in rapidly changing environments.

While there are many exciting possibilities on the horizon to assist organizations in creating a new, happy culture for their employees, the most promising approach is to focus in on how we do business each day. By targeting our most important work routines and embedding more positivity into them, we move beyond “talking about happiness” and into making it a generative, powerful force at work.

In this third of a 3-part webinar series on The Happiness Advantage at Work, Devin Hughes, Chief Inspiration Officer at International Thought Leader Network (training and research partner with Harvard happiness researcher and internationally best-selling author Shawn Achor), talks to Carol Dodds, Vice President of Advertising and Partnerships, and Michelle Peterson, Vice President of Membership Marketing at Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, about the daily practices and work routines necessary for organizations and their managers to lead positive change.

You’ll learn:

  • The leader’s role in defining happiness as a business strategy
  • What visible actions can be taken can successfully address damaging social scripts and the re-writing of new one’s aligned with positive work environments and business outcomes
  • How to embed individual and organizational work routines with positive practices to create positive emotional experiences at work
  • How to create space, structure and necessary time commitments for happiness to live, especially for new teams

Bonus: The first 100 participants requesting will receive a new release copy of Broadcasting Happiness by Michelle Gielan, Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, and an expert on the science of positive communication and how to use it to fuel success.

About Devin Hughes

A highly sought-after keynote speaker and successful author, Devin has been consulting, training, and writing about personal development, organizational change and the science of happiness for the last decade.

An avid storyteller who has the unique ability to connect with audiences by inspiring them to be the change they wish to see in the world, he draws on a variety of ideas, disciplines and experiences to inspire “Big Thoughts” and facilitate conversations for positive change. He inspires people to achieve their personal and organizational goals faster by capitalizing on the power of “The Happiness Advantage.”

Devin received his BA from Colgate University (1991).

About Carol Dodds

Carol returned to AOPA in 2007 to lead a sales team of advertising professionals that covers all US domestic and international territories.  Working in a consultative capacity to advertising clients throughout the general aviation industry as well as non-endemic businesses, the AOPA Media Advertising team generates nearly $10 million in gross advertising revenue for the organization each year.

As AOPA Vice President, Carol Dodds now leads the sales, marketing and production of AOPA Media Advertising for all AOPA properties including print, digital/video and events as well as oversight of AOPA’s relationships and delivery of Corporate Partnerships.

About Michelle Peterson

Since joining Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn. (AOPA) in 2000 as a program specialist, Ms. Peterson has had the opportunity to work in a variety of marketing capacities including Products and Services, AOPA’s Annual Convention, and Membership Marketing.  She was promoted to Vice President, Products and Services in 2006. In February 2010, Peterson was promoted to Vice President, Membership.

Michelle co-leads the Fly It Forward Team, an organization-wide initiative to spread positivity, happiness, and to ultimately improve employee morale.  The team is currently focused on improving cross-departmental communications and trust within the organization.


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