February 13, 2020
Corning Museum of Glass
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We’re taking what we learned about gratitude and cranking it up a notch. Join us as we delve deeper into compassion in the workplace and the neuroscience behind love and happiness. Leading researchers in the field will walk you through the tools and strategies you’ll need to integrate love and compassion into your organization and community.
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Science Director, Greater Good Science Center
Dr. Simon-Thomas is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center, where she is a co-instructor of the GGSC’s Science of Happiness online course, which has enrolled more than 500,000 students and has measurably increased students’ levels of happiness and life satisfaction. In addition to studying the neuroscience of well-being, Dr. Simon-Thomas is also a skilled teacher, lecturing frequently on topics such as gratitude, compassion, happiness, and mindfulness. Her talks zero in on the keys-and benefits-of social connection and care giving, making science feel engaging and personal. Dr. Simon-Thomas earned her doctorate in cognition, brain, and behavior at UC Berkeley.
Co-Founder & CEO at SPARK Creations and Company, Inc.
Lorie Corcuera is the Co-Founder and CEO at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., a training and development organization that inspires people and companies to create meaningful cultures and workplaces. Over the past 20 years, Lorie has cultivated her people and culture development, community relations, and leadership coaching experience as both a strategic and progressive senior human resources leader and business consultant in the technology, interactive entertainment, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, professional services, and non-profit space. Lorie has a Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), an active mentor, and Co-Founder of the social enterprise Enspire Foundation. Lorie is passionate about elevating the life experience at work and cultivating a community that is igniting and enriching our human spirit.
The fee to attend is $50 per person and includes a full (and fun!) day of learning, continental breakfast and gourmet boxed lunch. Attendance will be capped so be sure to register early.