Sponsored by the CIPR benevolent fund iPRovision, the not-for-profit workshop, entitled Positive Psychology: Increase your resilience and performance, is aimed at revolutionising the way in which employees and bosses alike manage workplace stress, helping them achieve a better work-life balance, greater resilience, and ultimately, perform better at work.

The two-hour breakfast session, which will take place at The Core, Science Central on Thursday, September 1st, will be delivered by business psychologists Viv and Gill Thackray, from the leading consultancy Positive Change Guru. It will be the first in a varied range of events to be hosted in the region over the next few months by the CIPR North East committee, including training opportunities, speeches from leading figures and social occasions.

Committee chair and PR and Marketing Consultant Sally Pearson, said: “We’ve been hard at work securing a number of expert speakers to visit the region and give members and non-members alike the chance to develop their professional skills and network with their peers across a range of industries..

“As a chartered profession, it is good to have the opportunity to demonstrate to  employers and clients the value and effectiveness of all aspects of public relations, specifically when used as a management tool at a strategic and operational level. Events like this workshop help to develop future skills to equip and enable the advancement of the profession, and individuals who go to become great professionals and business leaders.”

Pat Gaudin, Chair of iPRovision added: “For 50 years, iPRovision has helped CIPR members who have fallen on hard times through illness or unemployment. But, through events such as this, the charity is now looking to give members the tools to handle some of the stresses and strains of what for most of us is an exciting and fast-paced career, as well as what we encounter personally in our lives.

“As well as being suitable for individual employees, company bosses will be able to learn how to reduce stress for a happier, healthier and more productive working environment. Helping colleagues to achieve a better work-life balance is also an essential part of leadership development for organisations, and a key tool for the development of team roles.”

Registration and a continental breakfast on the day begins at 8.30am with the event starting at 9am. Any profit made from ticket sales once expenses have been paid will be donated to iPRovision.

Tickets, priced at £50 for CIPR members and £95 for non-members, are available via Eventbrite at eventbrite.co.uk/e/positive-psychology-increase-your-resilience-performance-tickets-26969219662. To find out more about the CIPR, visit cipr.co.uk.

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