Jocelyn Davis asks if project managers are “happy”



Video of keynote presentation at June University of Maryland Project Management Symposium available

11 June 2015 – College Park, MD, USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has announced that a video of the keynote presentation by Jocelyn Davis on Monday, 8 June 2015, is now available to the public. The subject of Jocelyn’s speech was “Happiness Works – Rethinking Competitive Advantage.” Ms. Davis’ slides are also available, along with the video and her background summary, at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=897

To watch the video, click here.

150611-pmwj35-Davis-PHOTOAccording to Jocelyn Davis: “Happiness at work is getting a lot of buzz lately with articles in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and many others.  For many of us, happiness at work seems an oxymoron at best and a waste of organizational resources and focus … a nice to have, but not an essential element of anyone’s competitive strategy.

The science of happiness, however, and happiness at work research demonstrates clearly that successful organizations of the future will create a work environment in which individuals flourish and organizations thrive…” Read more here

Jocelyn Davis is the president and co-founder of Nelson Hart LLC, a women-owned consulting firm.  Nelson Hart works with clients in all sectors to help them develop teams and workplaces where individuals flourish and the organizations thrive.  Ms. Davis is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Clark School of Engineering, Project Management Program where she teaches two innovative applied positive psychology courses:  Managing Project Teams and Evolving as a Leader.  These courses incorporate the most recent research and practice from positive psychology, the science of how people flourish… Read more here

The 2nd Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium was held on the university campus in College Park, Maryland during 8-9 June 2015. Their 3rd annual conference will be held during 12-13 May 2016, so mark your calendars. Visit the symposium website at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=887

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s provides high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the university, the profession, and the community at large. For more information, visit the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence website.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence