Professional Development Workshop

The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

The nature of motivation is different for everyone and yet underneath it all lay a set of values. We all have emotion tied to what makes us feel appreciated. A pat on the back, an award for our contribution, public recognition, or one on one time all are received differently by different people. Motivation is maximized when individuals receive their ideal form of praise, encouragement, or reward for their efforts. 

This workshop helps managers, teams, and colleagues effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships and decreased cases of burnout. You will learn:

  • The importance of appreciation
  • the 5 languages and what they mean
  • ways to put the 5 languages to work
  • how to apply the principles of appreciation 

Dates: no sessions are currently scheduled.


Facilitated by:
Mary Stall, Senior HR Specialist, Organizational Effectiveness

Laura Lee Blanton Building, Room 112

Parking: SMU visitors to Expressway Tower may park in the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium AUP parking lot to the east of Expressway Tower. Overflow parking may use the AUP Dyer lot located one block north of Expressway Tower off the Central Expwy service road. Please visit Parking and ID Services to view the Campus Parking Map.

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Dress: We encourage you to dress in layers to ensure your comfort in the room throughout the day.

Feel free to bring your lunch to each session.