Comedic speaker offers creative tricks at Staff Appreciation Day
Thinking like a comedian may not appear helpful in the workplace, but comedian and award-winning marketing executive Ron Tite has some creative tricks for staff at this year’s Staff Appreciation Day.
“Ron Tite is a dynamic, humorous speaker who promises to provide an interesting perspective on creativity in the work environment,” says Shannon Hill, Learning and Development Specialist, Human Resources. “More and more, creative thinking is valued in the workplace, and Mr. Tite has some great insight that will help staff develop that skill.”
Mr. Tite works with brands and media properties around the world. In addition to his marketing background, he trained at Second City, the legendary comedy and improv school, and has been an actor, comedian, playwright and author of a children’s book. His talk, “Everyone’s a Comedian (Or at Least They Should Be),” aims to teach people how to be creative using examples from the comedic world.
Staff members can start their day on December 5 with free coffee, tea or hot chocolate at university food outlets courtesy of Sodexo. Staff Recognition Awards will be handed out at the Principal’s Holiday Reception. The annual event is taking place this year at the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC).
“The ARC, a venue well-accustomed to celebrations, is a fitting space for us to gather as a community and recognize the contributions all staff members make to the university,” says Principal Daniel Woolf.
Register for Mr. Tite’s talk on the Human Resources website. Space is limited. All staff members are invited to the Prinicpal’s Holiday Reception. Non-perishable food items will be accepted at the door and donated to the Partners in Mission Food Bank.