YOUniversity with Dan Heath

Where

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center 7995 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910Google Map

When

November 9, 2017 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why should you leave your most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when you can create them? 

Our next YOUniversity will feature Dan Heath – co-author of three New York Times Bestsellers: Decisive, Switch, and Made to Stick – showing us how we can be authors of richer experiences.


THE POWER OF MOMENTS: WHY CERTAIN EXPERIENCES HAVE EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT

Dan will be sharing insights from his latest book, The Power of Moments such as why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.

While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter.

  • What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later?
  • What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers?
  • What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?

Dan’s presentation will delve into some fascinating mysteries of experience including:

  • Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest.
  • Why we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.
  • And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth.

OUR YOUNIVERSITY EXPERIENCES ARE BUILT ON TWO KEY PILLARS: LEARNING AND CONNECTING.

If you would like to be introduced to several breakthroughs for your business, while authentically networking with over 200 of DC’s most remarkable and connected professionals, then you will not want to miss this event!

**BONUS** – ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF THE POWER OF MOMENTS (A $20 VALUE)! 


More about Dan

Dan Heath is the co-author, along with his brother Chip, of three New York Times bestsellers: Decisive, Switch, and Made to Stick. Amazon.com’s editors named Switch one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year, and it spent 47 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Made to Stick was named the Best Business Book of the Year and spent 24 months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list. Their books have been translated into over 30 languages.

Dan is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports social entrepreneurs. At CASE, he founded the Change Academy, a program designed to boost the impact of social sector leaders.

Previously, Dan worked as a researcher and case writer for Harvard Business School. In 1997, Dan co-founded an innovative publishing company called Thinkwell, which continues to produce a radically reinvented line of college textbooks. Dan has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the Plan II Honors Program from the University of Texas at Austin.

Praise for The Power of Moments

​“The most interesting, immediately actionable book I’ve read in quite a while. I walked away with new ideas for motivating employees, delighting customers, engaging students, and even planning family vacations. If life is a series of moments, the Heath brothers have transformed how I plan to spend mine.”

– Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg

“Chip and Dan are amazing and impactful story tellers. In The Power of Moments, they are able to use stories to display a powerful truth that we can be more impactful as leaders and as people by recognizing and creating more “moments”.  At Virgin Atlantic, helping our people create [such] amazing moments for each other and for our customers is a nice new way of articulating an underlying goal of great leadership. This book truly frames that thinking in an easy to understand and engaging way. Perhaps even more importantly, I can see many similar opportunities in my life as a husband, father and member of a community.”

—Craig Kreeger, CEO of Virgin Atlantic

 

 

 

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When

November 9, 2017 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Where

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center 7995 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910Google Map

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