February 2021 Virtual Development Meeting

  • February 25, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Lead With Laughs:  Using Humor to Put The 'Human' in HR!

Combining 8 years of comedy and a passion for positive psychology, David Horning is on a mission to transform workplace culture as a keynote speaker. David has inspired and entertained audiences across the country for the past 6 years, including Wyndham Hotels, ShurTech Brands, SHRM, DisruptHR, and many others with fresh and fun presentations that turn traditional leadership on its head with his use of humor. He is the founder and Chief Experience Officer of Water Cooler Comedy, a company offering keynote presentations, corporate comedy shows, and humor leadership consulting.

Session Description:

We could all use a laugh right now, but did you know that a little laughter can actually help adapt to change and prepare your workplace for the disruption of the 21st century workplace?

Because of the pandemic, managers are being forced to pivot on the fly, leading to an increase in workload, stress, and pessimism. What if you had a tool at your disposal that could relieve your stress while boosting your team’s engagement levels, creativity, and productivity?

We’ve been conditioned to believe that "work isn't the time or place to laugh,” but this outdated adage has a demotivating and destructive effect on our ability to deal with uncertainty, innovate, and solve problems.

Leadership speaker and comedian David Horning combines funny anecdotes with scientific studies and simple daily practices to bring you a presentation that will help you utilize humor as a vital leadership skill and cultural cornerstone to your work.

“Lead With Laughs” will leave you energized and ready to act on new ideas for transforming your workplace into a safe space for creativity, collaboration, and fun that will engage and inspire you and your team. You don't even have to be funny to do it!

Learning Objectives:

·   Why addressing employee disengagement is vital in today’s workplace now, more than ever

·   Why the standard, transactional management style is outdated in today's workplace and what to replace it with

·  The definition of humor, why it’s different from comedy, and the numerous benefits from incorporating it into work

·  The psychological edge humor provides when problem-solving in the face of adversity

·   Guidelines for incorporating humor into your workplace


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Passcode: CBSHRM

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This program is Pending

1.0 hour re-certification credit with SHRM and HRCI


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