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Session Title: Three emotional mindset shifts to maintain workplace wellness
Speaker: Airies Davis, Founder and Chief Strategist, WorkforcEQi LLC
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Session description: Now more than ever, emotional mindset shifts are vital to maintaining workplace wellness. A large percentage of employees are experiencing heightened emotions due in part to burnout, toxic workplace cultures, and lack of emotional wellness resources and support. Emotions at work are amplified by these factors and overlapping world challenges, especially for diverse underrepresented populations. A 2020 Harvard Business Review study revealed 62 percent of respondents said they were struggling to manage their workloads through burnout, 89 percent said their life at work was getting worse, and 85 percent said their well-being had declined. An emotional mindset shift confronts our viewpoints on the ability to manage our emotions and the emotions of others at work. Our ability to confront emotions using self-awareness has roots in emotional intelligence. This microlearning session will provide audiences practicum to understand, apply, and reflect on the following three emotional mindset shifts to maintain workplace wellness: relax, release, and reset.

Bio: Dr. Airies Davis is an educator, author, talent strategist, and coach. For 15+ years, Dr. Davis has transformed professional and academic institutions to reflect key Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Equality (DEIB-E) principles, leading to increased cultural competence, employee retention, and client satisfaction. These initiatives include leading large-scale strategic talent/workforce development initiatives, cross-generational, and multicultural teams for such organizations as Deloitte, Merrill Lynch Capital, Chicago Public Schools, LAUSD, Hudson Inclusion Solutions, and Monster Worldwide. Dr. Davis is the founder of WorkforcEQi, which specializes in solving complex multicultural workforce challenges utilizing emotional intelligence, mental health wellbeing, and mindset shifts. Notably, her passion project is the creation of the EtiKID Academy, providing character and career etiquette education to underserved populations. She is also an Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor for Dominican University, Brennan School of Business in River Forest, Illinois. To complement her work, she is certified as a Minority and Women-Owned Business (M/WBE), Conscious Business Coach, USF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workplace Trainer, and Mental Health First Aider. She serves on several boards including the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana Gies Dean’s Business Council and the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) Executive Advisory Council. Dr. Davis’ academic journey includes an earned education psychology doctorate from the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education, and Gies MBA from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana.