Cultivating Happiness—Is it the job of the workplace learning professional?

I have a checkered past. I got tossed out of dancing school at 6.

The same for Brownies soon after. Out, out, out. And in my first job at college, the Assistant Head Librarian told me I lacked a “library personality.” Again I was out.

Yet I went on to enjoy a very productive career by every measure.

I think it boils down to finding happiness in my work. Imagine if we could actively work to help associates be happier at work, imagine the benefits to the organization– and the individuals. That’s what I’ll talk about– what we know about happiness and what people in our world can do to make it happen.

Please join Allison in this bold, refreshing, and new keynote on Happiness and Workplace Learning. This session will turn into a group discussion activity leading to organizational performance and social learning insights.


Alison is both an academic and an enterprise realist. She is the calm, steady and confident voice of reason questioning new technologies distracting the rest of us.

But don’t let her healthy skepticism fool you.

Allison is a curious and quirky personality. She is a big fan of technology and understands its business impact better than most L&D professionals. She has seen it all: New and working tech implementations, and ones that crash and burn.

We are excited to have Allison as our opening keynote to set the tone for The Training, Learning and Development Conference. She’s a straight shooter with an authentic voice, speaking the truth about realities we face in the 21st-century workplace.

Overwhelmed by the noise of disruption, online chatter, and tech du jour? Listen to Allison’s message of people first, technology second. Be excited about the possibilities of new tech, but get work done. Have a reality check and provide value to the business.

Allison will energize you with the passion you need to do the right thing!

Be prepared to leave the first conference morning with a solid foundation capable of supporting all the knowledge and experience you will gain at TLDC!

Location: Mission Ballroom Date: October 3, 2016 Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am Allison Rossett Allison Rossett