Apply a creative, joyful lens to the work you do! This virtual workshop will help us explore how to get & keep joy in the workplace.
Why explore joy? Research shows the significant benefits of joy, to our minds and bodies. In addition to feeling better, joyful workplaces are 31% more productive! Joyful employees take 10x fewer sick days! Joy is a powerful tool for our work. Through interactive exercises we’ll utilize the power of creative thinking to discover the role of joy in our work experience, helping us shift perspective and see our organizations and ourselves in a new way.
Virtual: We're going to have fun in this interactive workshop! This won't be your standard Zoom meeting. Cameras on, bring paper and writing utensils (we support your multi-color highlighter habit).
In-Person: We'll make our way to your team, wherever you are in the world, carrying our art supplies with us. These workshops have incredible energy that will inspire your team! Depending on location, there may be additional travel fees associated.
Facilitators from Creative Spark, a Front Porch Program:
Jessica McCracken, MPA, brings people together through the creative process. Her career began at the Center for Elders and Youth in the Arts, Institute on Aging in 2007. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Arts Management. With great dedication to collaboration, Jessica co-founded Creative Aging San Francisco, a collective of individuals utilizing the arts to support healthy aging.
Katie Wade, MEd, is passionate about ensuring we all have access to creative means of connecting with ourselves and others as we grow older. After working as a mental health therapist with older adults in an inpatient setting, Katie maintained a private practice while providing social connection programming and other services to older adults and caregivers, and now nurtures and grows innovative creative aging programs.