Featured Speaker: Dr. Matthew Lee (Harvard University)
How might cultural organizations play a more central role in helping to promote flourishing, or complete well-being, for underserved populations? What steps can these organizations take to connect groups that otherwise have limited contact with each other? Using an appreciative inquiry process, this workshop will offer practical guidance on how to use research on flourishing and the science of behavior change to guide the daily work of cultural organizations.
This practical workshop will identify actionable steps within the arts and cultural community to promote human flourishing, especially for underserved populations. Attendance at both sessions is encouraged, but not required.
About the presenter: Dr. Matthew Lee is Director of Empirical Research at the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Health, Flourishing, and Positive Psychology at Stony Brook University’s Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics. He previously served as Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity and as Vice President of the Center for Restorative Justice of North Central Ohio. His research explores pathways to human flourishing, benevolent service to others and the integration of social science and the humanities. He is currently co-editing a book for Oxford University Press on the interdisciplinary measurement of well-being.
Suggested for: board of directors, executive, development, programming/events, creative professionals