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Positive Leadership Certificate Program Will Empower Leaders this Fall

Positive Leadership Certificate Program Will Empower Leaders this Fall

Dr. Steve Gladis and Dr. Beth Cabrera, who are both Senior Scholars at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, work together on a popular Positive Leadership Certificate program that teaches people the skills they need to put positivity into practice on the job every day. This fall, Gladis and Cabrera will teach a new cohort at the Mason Institute for Leadership Excellence.

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Arts and Nature: A Double Dose of Well-Being

Arts and Nature: A Double Dose of Well-Being

Planning to enjoy time outdoors or seeing a show or this summer? Doing so is not only fun, it's also a smart choice to invest in your well-being. CWB Senior Scholar and MILE faculty member Dr. Beth Cabrera’s latest blog explores why the arts and nature are two key factors for well-being.

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Embracing the Unknown

Embracing the Unknown

How can we embrace the unknown? CWB Senior Scholar and MILE faculty member Dr. Beth Cabrera’s blog explores how to reduce anxiety and increase resilience by accepting life's surprises.

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Workplace Well-Being – Indeed, love has a lot to do with it:  A spotlight on the research of Dr. Mandy O’Neill

Workplace Well-Being – Indeed, love has a lot to do with it: A spotlight on the research of Dr. Mandy O’Neill

Dr. O’Neill, a Senior Scientist for the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB) and Assistant Professor of Management in the George Mason University School of Business, along with faculty in the Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology program - ranked 10th in North America - contribute to this unique body of knowledge. Dr. O’Neill’s work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous prestigious academic journals.

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Resilience: The Key to Thriving During Uncertainty

Resilience: The Key to Thriving During Uncertainty

Learning how to be a resilient person — someone who can manage uncertainty and recover from adversity well — is crucial because it develops our inner strength. Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington will deliver a keynote speech at the Leading to Well-Being Conference in April, where leaders and learners will discuss the latest research and innovative ideas about resilience.

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Top Neuroleadership Expert Dr. David Rock to Speak at Mason Leadership Conference

Top Neuroleadership Expert Dr. David Rock to Speak at Mason Leadership Conference

Dr. David Rock, who directs the NeuroLeadership Institute, is an influential researcher, performance coach, author, and speaker who connects research from neuroscientists and leadership experts to create new ways of thinking about how to develop strong leaders. He will speak at Mason’s Leading to Well-Being Conference, delivering a keynote address on Friday, April 7th.

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GMU Vice Provost Dr. Michelle Marks Credits CWB and Presents on Well-Being at American Chamber of Commerce Meeting in Korea

GMU Vice Provost Dr. Michelle Marks Credits CWB and Presents on Well-Being at American Chamber of Commerce Meeting in Korea

Professor Michelle Marks gave a presentation on “Leading to Well-Being” at the meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea. Dr. Marks credited the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being for running programs outside of the regular curricula to improve its students’ well-being. On June 9, she will give a lecture under the theme of well-being to students at George Mason University Korea in Songdo, Incheon.

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