UHV Workshops to Link Laughter and Leadership

The Office of Professional Development at the University of Houston-Victoria will present the second and third installments of its “Leading Edge Series” with two sessions featuring corporate trainer and executive coach Ann Fry on Monday, May 1, at Citizens HealthPlex, Rooms D and E.

The first session, “Laughing Matters: The Value of Humor at Work,” will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. During this seminar, participants will learn how to change the culture of their workplace to reflect a spirit of enthusiasm and high morale. The second session will last from 1-4 p.m. In “Coaching Your Managers to Be Their Best,” Fry will use humor to show participants how to use coaching to improve managers’ leadership skills.

Fry holds a master’s degree in social work and a professional certified coach designation from the International Coach Federation. She travels the country to deliver programs that help people manage their stress, build their people skills, balance their lives, and have a healthy sense of humor. She is the author of Laughing Matters: The Value of Humor in the Workplace and co-author of 139 Ways to Lighten Up the Workplace.

Initiated this year, the Leading Edge Series is designed for anyone who is interested in developing their leadership skills and increasing workplace productivity.

The cost of each session with Fry is $49. Seating is limited, so those interested are encouraged to register by April 26. To register or for more information, contact the UHV Office of Professional Development at (361) 570-4361 or toll-free at (866) 800-8762.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.