Own Your Journey to Best Self: Professionally and Personally

Join special guest speaker Edward D. Hess, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at UVA's Darden School of Business, for this Hoos Well reward-eligible webinar!

FEAP and Hoos Well are excited to welcome Professor Ed Hess, author of 15 books involving high organizational and human performance as our guest speaker this month. Prior to joining academia, he spent 20 years as an executive in the business world. His work has appeared in over 400 global media outlets, and he has consulted with business, governmental and educational organizations over the last 20 years.

This interactive webinar will focus on Ed’s new practical workbook Own Your Work Journey! The Path to Meaningful Work and Happiness in the Age of Smart Technology and Radical Change©.  “Own Your Work Journey” has become mission critical for everyone. We all will need to excel at “Adaptive Learning” so we can learn at the speed of technological change.  His book is rooted in decades of modern science and thousands of years of teachings from the world’s great philosophies and wisdom traditions.

The foundational building block of “Own Your Work Journey” is you becoming your “Best Self”. His new book focuses on helping you become your Best Self; how to take control of your life by taking ownership of your ego, mind, body, emotions, words, and behaviors - including how you listen, think, and collaborate so that you can bring your Best Self to the world every day. 

Learning Objectives

Through this webinar, you will learn:

  1. Skills to cultivate happiness, success, and meaning in your work and relationships during our age of smart technology and radical change
  2. Practical strategies to prevent feeling anxious and overwhelmed by the pace of continual technological, economic, and social change
  3. The five attributes that define the cardinal virtue of humility, the “new success story”
  4. Foundational, critical thinking skills that help you to learn, unlearn, and relearn in a rapidly changing world

You do not need to read Ed’s new book to attend this webinar, but we encourage you to read it beforehand if you are interested. Visit the book's website for more information. Own Your Work Journey! The Path to Meaningful Work and Happiness in the Age of Smart Technology and Radical Change© is available in paperback ($8) and as an e-book ($4) through Amazon. Ed self- published this book in an effort to keep the price affordable for every adult.

About your presenter

Edward D. Hess, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at UVA's Darden School of Business, spent more than 20 years in the business world as a senior executive at Warburg Paribas Becker, Boettcher & Company, the Robert M. Bass Group and Arthur Andersen. He joined academia in 2002 as an Adjunct Professor of Organization and Management at the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University where he was the Founder of The Values-Based Leadership Institute.  In 2007, he joined the faculty of the Darden Graduate School of Business as Professor of Business Administration and the first Batten Executive-in- Residence. 

He is the author of 15 books, over 160 articles and 60 Darden cases. His work has appeared in Fortune magazine, European Business Review, HBR, SHRM, Fast Company, WIRED, Forbes, INC., Huffington Post, Washington Post, Business Week, the Financial Times, and in more than 400 other global media publications. He currently consults and does executive coaching in the areas of Organizational and Human High Performance using a well-being and behavioral approach.

The University of Virginia is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact us at least seven days prior to the start of this event, to request disability-related accommodations.

Register for webinar, April 18 at 12:00 pm ET