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Building Great Businesses through the Power of Forgiveness (Feb. 20, 2019) is a Course

Building Great Businesses through the Power of Forgiveness (Feb. 20, 2019)

Starts Feb 20, 2019
4.0 credits

$59 Enroll

Full course description

Join us for this four hour workshop at the University Center of Greenville on Feb 20, 2019 beginning at 8:30am.

If you are one of multiple attendees from the same organization, use promotional code multiple on enrollment page to save $10.

Early Bird Pricing Ends on February 15th. After this date, rate will be $69/individual and $59/multiple from same organization.

A recent article in Forbes Magazine reported that forgiveness is the “least understood leadership trait in the workplace” (Forbes: April 23, 2015). Forgiveness is often misunderstood and seen as a weakness, “letting someone off the hook.” Not so. During this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the emerging neuroscience of forgiveness and why it matters for the work place. 

Our facilitator is Lyndon Harris. In the summer of 2001, Harris was the priest in charge of St. Paul's Chapel, directly across the street from the former World Trade Center. In a world-turned-upside-down on September 11, 2001, he initiated a volunteer force that rose to 15,000 volunteers, serving meals, offering supplies and giving encouragement to the rescue workers until the site was closed eight and a half months later. Dramatic as they were, the trials and triumphs of 9/11 became the trigger for devastation that followed. For Harris (who registered more than 240 days’ exposure to Ground Zero) and others like him, his volunteer efforts resulted in compromised lung function, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression that lead to great loss and despair. But in this darkness, Lyndon found a new beginning and a new mission in life through the power of forgiveness.

Harris's work at GZ has been covered widely, including the NY Times, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, CBS News, NBC News, CNN, Germany’s Die Zeit, and others. Harris’ work in forgiveness is based on the research methodology of Dr. Frederic Luskin (Stanford) published in his bestselling book, Forgive for Good: A PROVEN Prescription for Health and Happiness.

Learning objectives: 

1. Introduction to cutting edge ideas on forgiveness in the workplace, explaining what forgiveness is and is not, and why that matters 

2. Recognize wellness benefits of forgiveness for individuals and companies 

3. Examine barriers to forgiveness and how to overcome them

4. Understand how creativity, productivity, engagement, and workplace happiness increases when a culture of forgiveness exists 

5. Explore practical real world take home strategies for building a better workplace through forgiveness

SHRM and HRCI recertification credits pending.