Activate Your Own Fun Department: A Model for Effective and Efficient Team Building and Employee Engagement


December 21, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Ecker Business Training Center | 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

**Join us in our end of the year celebration and fun by wearing your "Ugly Sweaters" and your most festive holiday or winter attire! The most festive will win an award. There will be lots of pictures!

Please join us as we welcome Jess Ruggieri Client Relations and Operations Manager for the Fun Department.

Activate Your Own Fun Deparment is an interactive, module-based workshop designed to engage leaders, managers, HR professionals and administrators of organizations in current research and trending opportunities for using fun as a valuable tool to further engage your organization and your people. The workshop details The Fun Department’s research-based model (The Laws of Fun) while offering a creative outlet – your very own Creative Inventory – of opportunities and ideas for how to functionally utilize fun at work. Participants will be introduced to research theory in leadership development, employee engagement, team building, creativity and design. The workshop encourages small-group work and collaboration amongst all participants. The program offers an opportunity for creative thinking. Each organization will leave with their very own "Creative Inventory” of ideas, activities and outlets that are truly fun, for them to utilize to engage, recognize or entertain people in their organization(s) - both professionally and personally, as well as a plan and path for “how to” implement and manage Your Fun Department of those creative ideas.

About Jessica Ruggieri:

On Duty: A gal with many nicknames (Ambassador of Inclusion & Calendar Queen to name a few), however, my ultimate responsibilities are managing our incoming clients as well as the growth of our operations. If you email, call, or inquiry, you’ll have the pleasure of connecting with me and I’ll lead you to the appropriate service or personnel within The Fun Dept. As our company grows and the visionaries set new goals, I help keep the wheels spinning with systems and deadlines. I mean, some one’s got to do it, right? Here’s to more fun at work throughout the world!

Off Duty: I always tell people I’m passionate about 3 things: health, hospitality, and people. I am a Certified Health Coach and Fitness Instructor who loves to encourage people to take steps towards a vision of their healthy selves. And anyone who knows me, knows how passionate I am about people. Meeting people, listening to people, helping people, enjoying their company. An extrovert at heart, you will see me out most nights enjoying my community and its people!


We would like to thank our December meeting sponsor...

HR Strategy Group provides fast, effective, and balanced solutions to solve tough human resources problems.  HR Strategy Group provides expert services and solutions to companies and organizations of all sizes. Our 4 practice areas include:  Executive Search, HR Advisory Services, HR Crisis Management, and HR Services for Federal Contractors


This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please Howard County Human Resources Society (HoCoHRS) is recognized by SHRM to offer professional development credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. 


This meeting has been approved by HRCI for 1.5 general credits.  The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.