Leading and Engaging on Purpose Webinar

Leading and Engaging on Purpose

This On-Demand event was originally presented on September 29, 2021 (60 min)


Research shows that purpose is linked to our well-being, and that making a positive difference in the world correlates highly with psychological wellness, physical health, and longevity (Suite, 2016). Studies have indicated that happiness and job performance are correlated with enhanced engagement, employee wellness, and organizational productivity. Leaders have the tremendous responsibility to positively impact their employees by connecting them to the larger vision of the organization as well as ensuring that employees are allowed to participate in realizing this vision (Dan, 2019).
This webinar will discuss the science of purpose and your role as a leader to design organizations and workplaces that drive purpose and impact. Purpose-driven leaders will see their employees as a reflection and extension of the organization and themselves.
By connecting with your own sense of personal purpose, you can extend your purpose into your organization to empower other leaders and your employees. In transitioning back to the workplace, employees will look to leaders to rebuild beyond profitability and assessing how organizational activities can align with people, prosperity within the communities where organization’s function, and even planetary health. It is essential to create inclusive and nurturing workplace environments where employees are at their best and can innovate on purpose.
In this webinar, we will explore opportunities that exist to holistically empower your employees, to create value through sustainable innovation, and better connect with the communities where your organization operates through sustainable development. Join Dr. Minna Allarakhia and take a close look at how happiness is indeed connected to the human endeavor of creating a sense of purpose in our lives, within our organizations, and ultimately creating a positive impact in our communities. The key question we will begin to answer during this webinar is: How will you lead and engage on purpose?

Attendees will learn

  • How to understand the science of purpose.
  • How to use self-reflection to bring purpose to your organization.
  • How to engage your employees on purpose.
  • How to think on purpose to have a greater impact as an organization.


Dr. Minna Allarakhia is the founder of Engaged Thinking Associates, a training and consulting organization focused on human-centered leadership and innovation. She is a faculty member at the University of Waterloo in the Management Sciences Department. Dr. Allarakhia’s 20 years of experience encompasses innovation strategy development, employee engagement through innovation, designing for the whole consumer, and leading the organization driven by sustainability. She has written more than 100 articles on the topic of open innovation, stakeholder engagement, coopetition, knowledge management, and intellectual property management. Her work on knowledge management and coopetition are highly cited and have been featured in R&D Management and Technovation.

Her past experiences include working with employees, managers, and leaders from Imperial, Union Gas, Coca-Cola, GM, Nokia, SAP, IBM, Dell, Peoples Group, TD, BMO, Scotiabank, CIBC, PwC, General Mills, and various city, state, and national agencies of government. Dr. Allarakhia is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brown University. She consults with clients in the areas of human centered leadership, building the human centered organization, business model re-innovation, designing for impact and sustainability, engaging and empowering women within organizations.

Connect with Dr. Allarakhia by email at minna@engagedthinking.net.



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This event is sponsored by HRDQ. For 45 years HRDQ has provided research-based, off-the-shelf soft-skills training resources for classroom, virtual, and online training. From assessments and workshops to experiential hands-on games, HRDQ helps organizations improve performance, increase job satisfaction, and more.

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