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May Learning Lab

Building a Kinder Kind of Workplace: Infusing Meaning & Preventing Burnout in a COVID-19 World & Beyond

Categories: TAHRA Webinar Meeting

Presented by David Shar, SHRM-SCP; MPS I/O Psychology

The workplace climate can positively or negatively affect the important work you do. As HR professionals, you have the unique opportunity and challenge to drastically impact your work culture. When times are tough, it is up to each member of the team to rally and support one another.  But how? When each member of the team has different biases, backgrounds, and needs, can you work together to get the most out of your team and your organization?

In this lab, burnout and meaningful work expert David Shar uses the power of story, humor, interactivity and the latest research in Industrial / Organizational Psychology to explore tactics for building a workforce that is energized, mobilized and passionate about their mission. 

At this lab you will learn how to:

  • Understand negativity bias & how to override it.
  • Initiate collaborative change from anywhere on the org chart.
  • Understand the difference between positive & negative conflict at work.
  • Understand burnout, its root causes, and how to eliminate it from your organization.

President of Illuminate PMC and creator of the FTF Burnout-Proof Culture Model, David Shar is a keynote speaker, consultant, and trainer specializing in helping organizations improve their leadership and culture, combat burnout, and design meaningful work. David combines decades of leadership experience with the latest psychological research to help attract, retain, and motivate top talent.
David holds his bachelor's in human resource management from Colorado State University and his master's in industrial / organizational psychology from the University of Maryland – College Park. He is a current doctoral candidate in business psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he is studying the interaction between meaningful work and burnout.
David is NOT your typical academic - as a scientist / practitioner translator, David makes leadership theory & business psychology accessible, implementable, and fun through the use of humor and storytelling.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 2.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This Program has been approved for 2.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute's criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

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May 27, 2021 | 1 - 3 p.m.

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