Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happiness Lincoln: A Summit on Wellbeing

Happiness Lincoln: A Summit on Wellbeing

What: A summit on positive psychology and wellbeing in partnership with UNL's Center for Civic Engagement.
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Where: On the city campus of UNL in the Nebraska Union | 1400 R St | Lincoln NE 68508
  • To spotlight wellbeing research and practical tools that can help individuals, organizations, and communities flourish
  • To celebrate Lincoln, NE being among the top 10 cities  in the U.S. in wellbeing for two years running 2012-2013.
  • To commemorate 15 years of research, scholarship, and practice since the first positive psychology summit took place - September 9-12, 1999 Lincoln, Nebraska.
Conference Design:
The structure of the day is built around factors of positive mental health identified by the World Health Organization:
"Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community." 

Auditorium | Nebraska Union
Room 202/Ubuntu Room | Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center

Auditorium 9:00-9:10am | Nick Hernandez: Opening Remarks

Auditorium 9:10-9:35am | Prof. Fred Luthans on Evidence-Based Positive Psychological Capital: Leading and Developing the HERO Within 

Auditorium 9:35-10am | Prof. Emeritus of Psychology at UNL, Richard Dienstbier, author of Building Resistance to Stress and Aging, on mental toughness and the effects of love and affection on brain development

Break | 10:00-10:10am

Auditorium 10:10-10:40am | David Gould on Fostering Wellbeing and Civic Engagement in a University Environment

Break to Panel Sessions | 10:40-10:50am

Room 202/Ubuntu Room
10:50-11:30am | Panel on Healthy Communities
Auditorium 10:50-11:30am | Panel on Culture and Wellbeing

Break to Lunch | 11:30am-1:00pm

Auditorium 1-1:50pm | Dr. Dan Baker on What Happy People Know and What Happy Companies Know |

Break to Panel Sessions | 1:50-2pm

Auditorium 2-2:40pm | Panel on Designing and Sustaining Great Workplace Cultures
Room 202/Ubuntu Room | Courage and Heroism | 2-2:40pm

Break | 2:40-2:45pm 

Room 202/Ubuntu Room 2:45-3:25pm | Reverence and Magnanimity |
Auditorium 2:45-3:25pm | Philosophical and Historical Perspectives
Break | 3:25-3:30pm

Auditorium 3:30-3:40pm | Closing

Planning Council:
Martha Florence, Director of Community Engagement at NET-Television.
Nick Hernandez, Founder of Positivity Matters.
Linda Major, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at UNL.
Laura Uridil, Youth Leadership Lincoln coordinator.


Dr. Katherine Loflin, led the Knight Foundation's Soul of the Community research
Shannon Polly, covered Cincinnati’s CoreChange Appreciative Inquiry Summit
Sheila Stratton, Host of the Joy Factor on KZUM.  


Links to the other posts:
Positivity Matters: Main Entry
Positivity Matters - Lincoln
Happiness Lincoln 2014
Positivity Matters Around the World  

Drivers of Positive Community Development
10 Great Places of Lincoln x 10 Great Things to Do at Each

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