Strategic HR at Mt. Washington: Oct 24-26, 2021


KEYNOTE: The Common Denominator of Our Times

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Recognition of workplace anxiety and what to do about it.

What’s it all about? It makes no difference whether you’re a leader, manager, or employee peer, there’s a universal thread pulling at all of us, and that is anxiety. It’s the root of much disfunction as it weaves through all aspects of our lives and is particularly demonstrable during Covid times. That is why we have invited Chester Elton to deliver the closing keynote. He’s the #1 bestselling author of The Carrot Principle and Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done. His conversation is designed to take us in two directions at the same time – to bring us all down a notch and then elevate our HR instincts for empathy and gratitude. 

Why you’ll want to participate in this session. 

  • Explore the sources of workplace stress and anxiety and how they relate to our conference themes of DE&I, return to the workplace, and the future of the profession. 
  • Consider strategies that reduce stress and cultivate calm, with an emphasis on management practices that focus on weathering uncertainty, balancing overload, beating perfectionism and lack of confidence, and strengthening social bonds.  
  • Demonstrate how those creative techniques don’t have to come at the expense of impactful conversations, performance, and values. 

Meet Chester at a book signing immediately following this keynote! 

Applying for SHRM and HRCI General (HR) Credit. 

Program Faculty: Chester Elton
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