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Dr. Catherine Sanderson
Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology)
Catherine’s talk “The Science of Happiness” presents both surprising and not-so-surprising information on the science behind happiness. What role do money, marriage, friends, children, weather, age, and religion play in making us feel happier? Is happiness stable over time? How can happiness be increased?
Dr. Sanderson will describe cutting-edge research from the field of positive psychology on the factors that do (and do not) predict happiness and provide participants with practical (and relatively easy!) ways to increase their own psychological well-being.
Sponsored in part by ABA Retirement
Blind Professional Skier and Three-Time Paralympic Medalist
In Danelle Umstead’s session "Living the Impossible", she shares her remarkable story of losing her vision, losing her mother, and discovering her life’s passion. Through skiing, she found healing, her husband, and lifetime of high-speed adventure.
During her presentation, Umstead touches on overcoming adversity, teamwork, communication and elite performance, delivered with powerful storytelling.
Brain Health Advocate and Storyteller
Kevin Hines is an award-winning brain and mental health advocate, suicide prevention activist, entrepreneur, filmmaker, author, educator and speaker who reaches audiences all over the world with his story of unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Hines will share his process for wellness, resilience and recovery.
You’ll come away with knowledge of how to build your own toolkit for maintaining your mental wellness, as well as the wellness of your colleagues and loved ones.
Dr. Rick Rigsby
President and CEO
Rick Rigsby Communications
In a global landscape characterized by constant change, today’s business leader is obligated to leverage existing demands with a greater commitment to professional development, or risk becoming ineffective, obsolete and eventually replaced.
Dr. Rick Rigby’s brilliantly crafted speech ‘The 21st Century Leader’ is a prerequisite for today’s revolutionary business environment. Dr. Rick challenges leaders to excel at enhancing skill sets required by a new generation of employees. Rick argues that dynamic and effective leadership today must expand its focus to include technological expansion, knowledge acquisition, diverse demographics and increased globalization.
Dr. Rigsby will empower you to discover how a leader’s journey to superior performance is reserved for the leader who is intentional, strategic, and above all willing to grow!