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Positive psychology is the scientific study of what goes right in life. It’s a newly-christened approach within psychology that takes seriously those things that make life most worth living. As a science, positive psychology offers coaches research and, therefore, the ability to use evidence-based approaches to help their clients achieve quantum improvements in their level of satisfaction and success - personally and professionally.
Through the use of real-life stories, Dr. Tom Muha will bring positive psychology research to life. Specifically, he will discuss methodologies he uses to help clients and organizations PROPEL© themselves to high levels of happiness and effectiveness.
In this presentation, Dr. Muha will:
ü Define positive psychology; both what it is as well as what it is not
ü Explore business reasons for increasing positivity at home and in the workplace
ü Review six specific principles, founded in positive psychology, that can help individuals: cultivate passion, enhance relationships, increase optimism, cultivate proactivity, deepen engagement and leave a lasting legacy
About Tom Muha
As the science of optimal human functioning has emerged over the past decade, Dr. Tom Muha has become a leading practitioner of Positive Organizational Psychology, working with leaders and their teams to enhance personal and organizational performance. He has over 30 years of experience in delivering evidence-based organizational and individual coaching to leaders who seek proven methods for achieving higher levels of performance. Dr. Muha received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Organizational Systems Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. He has studied Strategic Planning at the Harvard Business School and Physician Communication at Yale University. He has consulted with a wide range of organizations, and now specializes in working with medical systems including R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
March 21, 2012
7:00-9:00pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm
Early Bird Ends March 9th:
$35 Members | $45 Non-Members
Late Registration Ends Midnight March 19th:
$40 Members | $50 Non-Members
Walk-ins: $45 Members | $55 Non-Members
Become a Member | Annual Activity Fee $75.00
Tai Sophia Institute | 7750 Montpelier Rd
Laurel, MD | www.tai.edu
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Highlighting Maryland Chapter ICF- member ~ Denice Hinden
Written by Mary Ellen Waltemire
Passionate, focused, engaged, synergistic ~ those are some of the words that describe Denice Hinden, President of Managance Consulting & Coaching. Dr. Hinden with the help of her husband, Larry started the firm in 2000 focusing on areas of non-profit organization planning and leadership development with board members and staff. She added individual and group coaching with an Energy Leadership ™ framework beginning in 2009. In addition to being president/ CEO of her company, she recently co-authored a book entitled The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide: Revealing the Hidden Truths That Impact Performance. (Jossey-Bass, 2011)
Denice became active in the Maryland Chapter – ICF, after membership in the Metro D.C. Chapter. Her interest in the Maryland Chapter started because of an invitation to join by Catrese Brown, a respected colleague and friend. Relatively new to the coaching industry, Denice enjoys the professional association with other coaches and sharing of expertise and resources. Like many Maryland Chapter colleagues, she is still learning and appreciates the opportunity to connect with coaches targeting different markets with varied coaching practices. She believes you get back what you put into an organization and she’s getting lots! Denice is an active member of the MD Chapter Professional Development Committee which has helped her meet new people while expanding her capacity as a coaching professional. She is comfortable volunteering with the MD Chapter- ICF because of the support she receives from other committee members and the opportunities to learn best practices, network and collaborate.
Beyond Maryland, Denice has been active with ICF-Global as a member of the Research Committee. Here she has reviewed research about coaching to post on the ICF website. Because of her experience, she encourages other Maryland Chapter members to explore options for involvement at the international level.
Denice is most proud of the exciting difference she makes with her coaching clients and about the work she is doing to bring more coaching to non-profit leaders. She enjoys encouraging others to pursue coaching as a profession. She does relax with her husband Larry and pets and she enjoys beading.
For a closer look at this spirited, energetic Maryland Chapter - ICF member visit her website at www.managance.com.
We are doing a social on Wednesday, April 4th at Donna's on Waterloo in Columbia. It will start at 6:30 and probably last until 9 pm. It is open to members, prospective members, significant others, strangers...... come join us, get to know your board and committee members, and learn more about what's special about the Maryland Chapter!
Snowden River Parkway
5850 Waterloo Road, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21045
Provided by the new Membership Committee Director: Caitlin Hall West.... Welcome Caitlin!
The purpose of the membership committee is to grow our membership so that our chapter vision and mission are fulfilled, and to keep members connected to the chapter and one another. We exist to serve the needs of our members. We work in collaboration with other MD ICF teams (eg, professional development) and the board so that our member interests are heard and acted on. We are proud of our spirit of engagement, fun, and collaboration. Current members include:
Caitlin Hall West: Director
Catrese Brown: Board Liaison
Gayle Scroggs: new team member.... welcome!
The chapter welcomes four new members (see below)
Joining the membership committee is a great way to make a difference for the members of this extraordinary ICF chapter. This is an opportunity to take the reigns and create something you truly want! Get to know us at the April Social!
Thanks to Catrese who has been an amazing support structure throughout the transition of chairs for this committee. If you're interested in learning more about the work of the membership committee to see how you can help, please feel free to contact Caitlin at:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issue of the Month... ICF New Membership Eligibility Requirements
What are your thoughts about the new ICF Membership Eligibility Requirements (MER) that go into effect on April 1, 2013? Two new membership categories that take effect this April include "ICF Credentialed Member," and "ICF Coach Member." How are these changes impacting you? What kind of support do you need to reach your goals? How can MD ICF support you?
To read more about the membership eligibility requirements, click here. To join in on the discussion, please visit our forum. We want to hear from you!
Links of Interest...
ICF Coaching World: Current Issue
ICF Credentialing Requirements PDF
DC Chapter 9th Annual Capital Coaches Conference: June 7th, 2012
We extend a warm welcome to our new members, Pat Herber and Kathy Norton. If you see them at the next social or event, be sure and give them a warm MD-ICF welcome.
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