Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving (A FAN Program with Christine Porath, Ph.D.)

We are so happy to support Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome Christine Porath, Ph.D., author of the new book, Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving. Prof. Porath will be interviewed by Douglas R. Conant. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Mastering Community from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Prof. Porath and Mr. Conant that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: Despite our deep desire to feel a sense of belonging, many of us feel isolated. The rise of technology and modern workplace practices have led people to be even more disconnected, even as we remain constantly plugged in. And as our human interactions have decreased, engendering a crisis in mental health that will have repercussions for years, leaving people lonelier and organizations less productive and profitable, too.

Christine Porath, Ph.D.’s latest book, Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving, is an insightful exploration of the real nature of community-building. With her signature depth and grasp of research across myriad industries including business, healthcare, hospitality, and sports, Prof. Porath, a tenured professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the author of Mastering Civility and co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior, extrapolates from the statistics on the experiences of hundreds of thousands of people across six continents to show us the potential for change. Through uniting people and sharing information, unleashing them with autonomy, creating a respectful environment, practicing radical candor, providing a sense of meaning, and boosting personal well-being, anyone can help a community truly flourish.

About the Author: Christine Porath, Ph.D. is a tenured professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She is the author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace and co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior. Her latest book is Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving, published in 2022. Prof. Porath is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and has written articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, McKinsey Quarterly, and The Washington Post. She frequently delivers talks and has taught in various Executive programs at Harvard University, Georgetown, and USC. Prior to her position at Georgetown, she was a faculty member at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Prof. Porath’s work has been featured worldwide in over 1500 television, radio and print outlets. It has appeared on 20/20, TODAY, FoxNews, CNN, BBC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and NPR.

About the Interviewer: Douglas R. Conant is the only former Fortune 500 CEO who is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator, a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, and one of the 100 Most Influential Authors in the World. He is founder and CEO of ConantLeadership, former president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, former president of Nabisco Foods, and former chairman of Avon Products. He has also served on multiple corporate boards including AmerisourceBergen and RHR International. He began his career in marketing at General Mills and held leadership positions in marketing and strategy at Kraft. Mr. Conant is also Chairman of CECP—Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose, and proudly serves on the boards of The Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, the National Organization on Disability, the Partnership for Public Service, and Hope College. A native of Glencoe, IL, Mr. Conant is a graduate of New Trier High School and of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and served as the chairman of Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute for five years.

 

 

Event date: 

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving By Christine Porath Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538736869
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Balance - March 8th, 2022

From the author of Mastering Civility, an illuminating and empowering guide to help you discover just how important thriving communities are to our wellbeing and the success of organizations, and learn what steps you can take to create them

Despite our deep desire to feel a sense of belonging, many of us feel isolated.