Date(s) - 07/20/2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Over the last few years we have all made compromises, adapted, and reprioritized core aspects of our lives and work. In some cases, we have made deliberate choices in response to the changing needs of our work and family. In other cases, it may feel like we had less control.
Where do we go from here?
Together we will explore a framework for human flourishing. We will talk about steps you can take to shape your professional and personal priorities post-pandemic. Whether you are looking to learn these skills for yourself or hoping to use them to support other members of your organization, we will highlight how to empower your work and fulfill your sense of meaning and purpose. The techniques introduced can be applied to enhance your own sense of fulfillment and wellbeing and used across teams and organizations to help employees progress beyond the funk that can slow performance and create barriers to achievement.
Join us for a session discussing how we can refocus and empower ourselves in this new landscape.
On July 20, Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) will host a free Nonprofit Roundtable session featuring Ayanna Parris and Adam Francis-Maurer of Positively Partners.
About Our Presenters:
Ayanna: Ayanna Parris specializes in helping nonprofit organizations implement human resources and people practices that improve effectiveness and community impact. Ayanna partners with social justice-oriented nonprofits and education institutions to build capacity through organization design, facilitation, training, and coaching. She specializes in leadership development, managing change, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ayanna’s values-based approach promotes empowerment, connection, and trust to support teams in achieving shared goals. Throughout her 15-year nonprofit career, Ayanna has served in program, leadership, governance, and Human Resources roles. Ayanna brought her experience building people solutions in small grassroots organizations to Year Up where she led the expansion of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practice and worked within the Human Resources function to build inclusive and equitable policy and practice. Ayanna graduated summa cum laude from Vassar College and holds a Masters degree in Africana Studies from Cornell University.
Ayanna lives in Dorchester, MA with her family.
Adam: Adam Francis-Maurer is the resident positive psychology practitioner having been trained by the father of the field, Dr. Martin Seligman. Adam’s academic research focuses on resiliency, optimism, and positive affect as positive predictors of employee performance and tenure.
Adam started his career during the e-commerce boom in the late 90s and continued to lead human resources and talent initiatives for multinational corporations and financial services firms during ten years working in the United Kingdom. Adam served as head of talent for National Heritage Academies and as the Chief Talent Officer for Citizen Schools. He has also led employee engagement and recruitment projects for KIPP, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and Grant Thornton. He and his team were recognized for the quality of their work with an Oracle Innovation Award.
Adam holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and is certified as a senior human resources professional by both the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).
Adam serves as the CEO of Positively Partners and is one of the organization’s founding members. He lives in Boston with his husband David, and their two chocolate Labradors.
This session is ideal for any nonprofit profit professional. Join us on July 20th to participate in this session.
Please apply using this link by July 18. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance within two days of their application.