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AGM & Meeting: The How of Happiness - How Can You Become Happier, and Why Should You?

  • 26 Jan 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom (virtual); WaterPark Place, 20 Bay St., Toronto (in-person)


  • This option is open to ICF Toronto Members who have paid their annual Activity Fee
  • This option is for ICF Toronto Members who are choosing to pay-as-you-go

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Annual General Meeting
The How of Happiness: How Can You Become Happier, and Why Should You?

with Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky

This year, our AGM & Member Meeting will be hybrid! The in-person location is WaterPark Place, 20 Bay St., 11th floor, Toronto. When you register for this event, you will be asked if you wish to attend in person, virtually, or are not yet sure. We hope many of you will join us in person!

There will be opportunities for networking before the AGM, and Q&A and networking at the end of the speaker session.

AGM Agenda: To see the Agenda and to vote online (members only), please click HERE.

The How of Happiness:

Happiness not only feels good; it is good. Happy people have more stable marriages, superior health, and higher incomes. Fortunately, experiments have shown that people can intentionally increase their happiness. In this presentation, Sonja Lyubomirsky will describe both classic and brand new research revealing when and why such practices as expressing gratitude, doing acts of kindness, and engaging in more social interactions work “best” and how small and simple activities can transform us into happier and more flourishing individuals.

At the end of the session, participants will:

  • learn about the science of happiness
  • appreciate the nuances of how to boost connection, gratitude, and kindness
  • be able to develop strategies for improving personal and workplace well-being

About Sonja Lyubomirsky

Sonja Lyubomirsky (A.B., summa cum laude, Harvard; PhD, social psychology, Stanford) is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness, translated in 39 countries. Lyubomirsky’s teaching has been recognized with the Faculty of the Year (twice) and Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards. Her research—on the possibility of lastingly increasing happiness via gratitude, kindness, and connection interventions—has received many honors, including an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Basel (awarded Fall 2021), the Diener Award the Diener Award for Outstanding Midcareer Contributions in Personality Psychology, the Christopher J. Peterson Gold Medal, the Distinguished Research Lecturer Award, and a Positive Psychology Prize. Lyubomirsky lectures all over the world but makes her home in Santa Monica, California, with her family.

Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units for this event: 
Core Competencies: 0.5
Resource Development: 0.5

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