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    Tips for Maximizing Workplace Positivity - Julie Gaver

    Date: January 16, 2015, 8:00am – 9:30am
    Cumberland Valley SHRM Chapter
    Homewood Suites
    1650 Pullman Lane
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
    $15.00 MEMBERS $20.00 Non Members (Guests or individuals who have not paid 2015 dues)
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    Please RSVP to Linda Blontz at by Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

    HR Competency:  Organization knowledge  & Leadership and communication 

    Tips for Maximizing Workplace Positivity

    Presented by Julie Gaver

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Describe the role HR plays in creating a positive workplace culture;
    • List the conditions that must exist before improvement can be made;
    • Discuss sources of stress which contribute to increased negativity in the workplace;
    • Examine methods for improving morale and increasing your “positivity index.”

    About Julie Gaver

    Well known for her high energy presentation style, Julie Gaver has been professionally speaking nationwide for the past twenty five years. Her self-deprecating humor and ability to connect with audiences help to make training programs, conferences, and retreats dynamic and memorable. A master storyteller, Julie uses a unique blend of experience and theatrics to bring her presentations to life.

    Her training organization, Julie Gaver Training & Development, LLC helps create work environments which foster higher levels of attitude, productivity, teamwork, and communication.

    Prior to starting her training company, Julie was an instructor for Dale Carnegie Systems, an international training organization, where she consistently earned highest marks for excellence in training.

    Julie graduated with honors from Frostburg State University with a BA in Sociology, a minor in Psychology. In addition, she earned a Master’s Degree in Instructional Systems Development from UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland. The 36-hour program provided an in-depth study in curriculum design and development, effective research techniques for needs assessments, program evaluation tools, as well as the latest trends in e-learning, consulting practices, and issues related to human performance improvement.

    During her tenure, Julie co-authored a paper entitled “The Role Subject Matter Plays in the Decision to Offer Online Training” which was published in Volume 7, Issue 1 of Distance Learning.

    Julie is a member of the National Speakers Association and a past member and award winner of Toastmasters International.  Other past and present affiliations include:  SHRM- Frederick and Cumberland Valley Chapters (Society for Human Resource Management), ASTD (American Society of Training and Development) and the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network.

    Locally, Julie is Past-Board President of Leadership Washington County. She has served on numerous boards including Cocktails for a Cause-Maryland, which sponsors events to benefit nonprofits serving the needs of women and children; and Woman to Woman Mentoring, providing mentors to women ages 18-35. Additionally, Julie is a recent past board member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and is currently board member and chair of the Marketing Committee for the United Way of Washington County. She is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Frederick.

    Julie is the author of the book series Must Love Shoes: A Collection of Stories About Life in a Woman’s Shoes. Often described as a cross between Erma Bombeck, Carol Burnett, and Lucille Ball, Julie captures many of life’s ordinary moments in such a way that we are able to see the meaning, lesson, and humor in the little things. She is most proud of her annual garden charity event “Soles of Love in the Garden” which this past year alone, collected 583 pairs of new shoes and 71 pairs of winter boots for local children in need. Her third book “Must Love Shoes Goes to Italy” is scheduled for release in December 2015.