Employee Engagement: Capturing the Hearts and Minds of Organizational Talent

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8/2/2012

Employee Engagement: Capturing the Hearts and Minds of Organizational Talent


Free professional development opportunity during University of the Rockies’ Open House

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (August 2, 2012)  Job satisfaction isn’t good enough. Employees can be satisfied with their jobs, yet feel no commitment to their organization.

Instead, employers should strive for engagement.

“We have to capture the minds and hearts of people in ways that create a genuine attachment and commitment to the organization,” explained Dr. Peter Pintus, core faculty member at University of the Rockies.

Employee engagement is a concept that originated with the U.S. Army during World War II to predict a soldier’s effort and readiness to go to any extent for the well-being of the organization. In today’s business settings, employee engagement is critical to the success of organizations and to the retention of talented professionals.

University of the Rockies will host an open house and an informative presentation on employee engagement on Thursday, August 23. Attendees will learn how to provide workers with opportunities to grow, connect and contribute to the life of an organization. The seminar will also cover three ways to develop employee engagement and methods for measurement.

The Open House begins at noon in University of the Rockies’ Harvey House Auditorium (555 E. Pikes Peak Ave.), and will be followed by Pintus’ lecture on employee engagement. There is no cost to attend this event, and lunch will be provided.

Space is limited, so an RSVP is required by August 20. Respond by phone to 866.442.0808.

About University of the Rockies
University of the Rockies is an advanced graduate institution for tomorrow’s thought leaders. The University provides an intimate and dynamic learning environment, offering highly specialized master’s and doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences, access to industry experts, campus clinical programs for practical experience, and research and publishing opportunities. University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org). Small by design, University of the Rockies classes are presented in a progressive online format and at its Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus. For more information, please visit www.rockies.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.

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