National Leadership Development Webinar Leading with Optimism in Challenging Times

April 16, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Registration is FREE

Features Optional Companion
Training Workshop*

Leading Positive Performance Through Resilience and Happiness

May 11, 2021 | 11:00 am – 1:45 pm;
2:30pm–5:15 pm EDT
June 14, 2021 | 11:00 am–1:45 pm;

2:30 pm–5:15 pm EDT
Workshops feature two extra days of extended learning!
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Many leaders worry, especially during these complex times, that trying to emphasize positivity and happiness will make them look out of touch—and that rather than helping their teams, it will backfire. The great temptation is to wait until the crisis is over and things are “back to normal” before talking about such topics as burnout, moral distress, and moral injury. However, in fact, when we have large challenges facing us, both personally and professionally, we need our best brains available to address them.

Two decades of research shows that the greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy is a positive and engaged brain—especially during crisis and times of suffering. The more positive the brain becomes during challenges, the more capable it is to proactively adapt to changing circumstances and recover from stress, anxiety, and trauma.

  • A positive mindset results in 23% greater energy in the midst of stress, 31% higher productivity, 19% higher accuracy, 40% higher likelihood to be promoted, up to 10 times more engaged, and improves our overall longevity.

In this national webinar you will hear New York Times Best Selling Author, Shawn Achor, talk about his research in positive psychology, Jordan Voigt, president of Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, who will share the story of Genesis Health System, recently featured in Harvard Business Review, and we will explore “what leading with optimism really looks like” in times of significant challenge. Click here for a personal invitation from Shawn.

During this webcast, you will learn:

  • Why positivity training and interventions matter and how to successfully embed them in your organization.
  • How to build a collective confidence so that staff teams take ownership over new mindsets, routines, and ways of working.
  • The essential value of joy in work and how to mobilize optimism through supportive networks and team-based learning to accelerate recovery and help people come into psychological and emotional balance. 

NACHC Core Competencies: Resiliency & Joy in Work, Personnel Management & Teamwork


Shawn Achor, Positive Psychology Researcher, International Thought Leaders Network

Considered one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness AdvantageBig Potential, and The Orange Frog. His research on mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED Talk is one of the most popular of all time (with more than 22 million views), and he has lectured or worked with more than a third of Fortune 100 companies as well as the NFL, the NBA, the Pentagon, and the White House.
Click here to learn more about the impact of resilience and positivity in the workplace and hear some of the staggering achievements of a health system in Iowa who implemented this research.

Jordan Voigt, President, Genesis Medical Center-Davenport

Jordan Voigt is the president of Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, the largest hospital/medical center of Genesis Health System. This facility consists of more than 450 physicians; 3,000 staff; and 1,000 volunteers; and it is a tertiary referral center for two states in a 17-county region. In 2020, due in part to his contributions, Genesis was recognized among the top five small health systems in the US by Fortune/IBM Watson Health and was a 2021 Association for Talent Development Excellence in Practice Award Winner in Change Management implementing The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop™.


Registration is FREE: Click here to join.

For more information, contact Cindy Thomas at

 *Special Companion Training Workshop
Leading Positive Performance Through Resilience and Happiness
May 11, 2021 | 11:00 am – 1:45 pm; 2:30pm–5:15pm EDT
June 14, 2021 | 11:00am–1:45pm;
2:30pm–5:15pm EDT
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NACHC and International Thought Leader Network (ITLN) have partnered to present Leading Positive Performance Through Resilience and Happiness. This one-day training workshop focuses on leading more engaged, positive and efficient health center teams. The training program provides approaches to developing high performing teams with techniques that can lead to increased happiness, elevated positivity and achieved organizational strategic need. Also offered are two extended learning sessions.

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For more information, contact Cindy Thomas at

The projects listed are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $7,287,500 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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