Session #902: Hallelujah! An Anthem for Purposeful Work

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will help you identify the elements of purposeful work and develop strategies to connect your employees with your organization’s mission.

We live in a time of cynicism. This is a time when Dilbert, a comic strip about office politics, corporate bureaucracy and incompetence, is often cut out and posted in the very offices it parodies, a testament to our collective cynicism about our work. But there is hope, and there is a better way. Cathy Fyock offers a message about how to create a workplace focused on the why. By providing purposeful work, you not only can attract and engage employees, but you can also create high-performing teams that transcend the accomplishments of their individual members. This session will help you:

·         Identify cynicism in the workplace and its causes.

·         Understand the tenets of purposeful work.

·         Develop strategies to link your employees' work to the mission of your organization.

·         Develop strategies to better communicate the mission with all employees.

·         Create strategies to select and onboard volunteers (all employees are volunteers).

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Cathy Fyock, CSP, SHRM-SCP


Cathy Fyock, CSP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is Your Possibility Partner, providing professionals with the coaching support they need to write their books.  She is the author of six books, including—On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks.

Before her new business launch in 2014, Cathy was an employment strategist with several business and HR consulting firms, and also led her own company—Innovative Management Concepts—for more than 20 years.

Cathy combines her talents as a speaker and her knowledge of business issues to provide innovative and inspirational learning events.  She has served on faculty for the Society for Human Resource Management for their national seminar programs, and has provided keynotes and workshops for hundreds of clients.

Cathy is the Immediate Past Chair for KY SHRM.  She has received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, and is life-time certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Convention Center: 202
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Sunday Session
Relationship Management
Leadership & Navigation
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