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Register now for UNI workshop focused on becoming a more optimistic leader to achieve more success, happiness in the workplace

April 11, 2012

Kim Recker, program manager, UNI Executive Development Center, 319-273-5851,

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Registration is now open for the management workshop "Leading with Optimism" hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Executive Development Center. The workshop is 8:30 a.m. to noon, May 3, in the Business and Community Services Building on the UNI campus. The registration deadline is April 26.

"Most of us believe we will achieve happiness once we become successful," said Kim Recker, program manager for the UNI Executive Development Center. "However, recent research in the field of positive psychology and neuroscience has shown that happiness contributes to success, not the other way around. When we are optimistic, our brains become more engaged, motivated, creative and productive at work."

During the workshop, instructor Deb Damge will show participants how they can reprogram their brains, become more positive and gain a competitive edge at work.

The cost is $125 per person. UNI Alumni Association members receive a 10-percent discount. Businesses can purchase a consortium membership for $1,999, which entitles the business to 10 seats to any of the 2012 management training workshops. Half-day workshops count as a half seat. After the 10 seats are used, additional seats can be purchased at a discounted rate of $175 per seat.

For more information or to register, contact the UNI Executive Development Center at 319-273-5851 or

The Executive Development Center is a program of Business and Community Services, a division of the UNI College of Business Administration.