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Find Meaning in Your Work and Perform at Your Best

Originally Aired
August 9, 2013
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Shizuka Modica
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Do you sometimes struggle to find meaning in your work? Do you want to consistently perform at your best? Would you like to be a more effective leader?

If any of your answers are yes, you should attend this webinar!

When you find your work meaningful, you willingly commit to excel beyond your job requirements. Yet “meaning-making” can prove elusive to many of us. A thorough understanding of how you make meaning is important in managing your own performance, in addition to bringing out the best in others.

In this webinar, Shizuka Modica will help you explore the universal principles of meaning-making, and discuss how you can:

  • make meaning in your own work,
  • apply the motivational forces of meaning-making to improve your work performance, and
  • create an environment for others to experience positive meaning-making

About Shizuka Modica

Shizuka Modica, Ph.D. (Educ ’07) has been an educator and administrator in higher education for nearly 25 years in both Japan and the U.S. She holds a master’s degree in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (’98) and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education (’07). She was a Fulbright International Education Program Scholar and has written business cases for the Darden School of Business Administration. Shizuka currently works in University Internship Programs (UIP) at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. Through UIP, she has taught Organizational Behavior since 2009. She also offers workshops and coaching services through i.m.i. Institute, LLC to promote meaningful work and sustainable growth.

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