Nature Coast Human Resources Society

Proudly Serving Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties 


Resilience, Thriving, and Flourishing: A New Competency for Strategic HR

  • Friday, March 11, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Rasmussen College, 18600 Fernview Street, Land o' Lakes, FL 34638


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Resilience, Thriving, and Flourishing:

A New Competency for Strategic HR

Research on Human Resource practices suggests that the best way to engage employees in wellness programs or other initiatives is by appealing to the same competencies that make employees and the business resilient and strong. In this presentation, you will learn about the differences between resilience, thriving, and flourishing. The more Human Resources professionals are viewed in strategic roles the more likely they can help their workplaces move from resilience to flourishing. However, at any level, HR plays a key role in making this shift happen.

Joel Bennett, PhD, is President of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS), a consulting firm that specializes in evidence-based wellness and e-learning technologies to promote organizational health and employee well-being. Dr. Bennett first delivered stress management programming in 1985 and OWLS programs have since reached over 30,000 workers across the United States.

Dr. Bennett is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed research articles and he has authored/co-authored three books, including “Raw Coping Power: From Stress to Thriving,” “Heart-Centered Leadership,” and “Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse.”  In 2008, he was acknowledged with the Service Leadership award from the National Wellness Institute. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from State University of New York (Purchase) and his MA and PhD in Psychology from University of Texas-Austin.

Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Bennett and get your own copy of his book!  As author of the book Raw Coping Power:  From Stress to Thriving, Dr. Bennett explores new ways to address the growing problem of stress in society and the workplace.  Each individual, social group, or workplace has an innate capacity to transform stress into an opportunity for greater health and productivity.  Stress is both a friend and teacher.  We can tap into this truth through stories, reminders, a certain vision, and practice of simple tools, which the author supplies in a systematic manner, along with additional resources, research notes, and a definition section.  This practical guidebook is a great resource for individuals, trainers, life/wellness coaches, and therapists. 

Lunch and your own personal copy of "Raw Coping Power: From Stress to Thriving" is included with your registration!

Download the foreword of the book at:

Join us on Friday, March 11, 2016

11:30 a.m.                 Registration and Lunch

12:00 p.m.                 Presentation begins

1:00 p.m.                   Book signing

Nature Coast Human Resources Society, Inc.

Serving Hernando, Citrus and Pasco Counties

SHRM Chapter #705

6645 Ridge Road, Port Richey, FL 34668



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