Have fun at work!

Kwantlen guest speaker talks about the importance of humour on the job.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s CIR:CLE, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research: Community, Learning and Engagement, presents its second speaker series event, a Holiday and Humour Celebration.

Featuring guest speaker Dr. Elaine Decker who will discuss humour in the workplace, the presentation will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Kwantlen’s Surrey Campus Conference Centre (Cedar Building, 12666 72 Ave.).

Drawing from her research on humour, Decker will emphasize how the sense of humour, along with its cousin creativity, can maintain office morale even in tough times.

Her light-hearted approach will demonstrate how flexibility, courage and imagination are essential tools for positive change within the work environment.

Following the presentation, there will be festive group activities, in which audience members will have the opportunity to sharpen their own funny bone. This event is open to the public and admission is free for everyone.

As a part of Kwantlen’s ongoing CIR:CLE speaker series designed to explore social issues relevant to the community, this combined talk and interactive session will look at the use of humour as an agent of change in community-based organizations. Furthermore, the goal of this workshop is to bring together service providers from the non-profit sector in Kwantlen’s catchment area and Kwantlen faculty, staff and students to explore the many ways in which humor can and does support community development and service delivery.

“This event is very much aligned with the goals and values of CIR:CLE. Our mandate is to link community stakeholders with Kwantlen faculty, staff and students to discuss and research important issues of the day,” says Steve Dooley, Kwantlen sociology and criminology instructor, and CIR:CLE director.

“What better way to create linkages between Kwantlen and the community than to engage in a seasonal event of interactive activities and celebration with a focus on finding humour in the important work we do?”

As a leader in innovative and interdisciplinary education, Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers all learners, regardless of background and preparation, opportunities to achieve the highest standards of academic performance. For more information, visit: kwantlen.ca

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