Practicing Love, Cultivating Peace, Finding Hope: A Human Workplace Gathering™

February 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MST 
(10:00 Pacific, 12:00 Central, 1:00 Eastern)

Description and Recording




Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed only a few weeks into 2021? This is the perfect time to join us for A Human Workplace Gathering™ to generate love, peace, and hope for you and your team. This is not a typical training focused on instructional slides and abstract concepts. Instead, this is the participatory experience we all need right now! You won’t just hear about ideas for well-being, you will try several out and enjoy the benefits of these evidence-based practices in real-time. Take these tools away with you to use again and again whenever you need to practice love, cultivate peace, and find hope.



Please take 5 minutes and let us know what you thought!


Renée Smith's Virtual Gift Basket

Hello WICSEC Micro-Learning Participants,

Thank you for joining me for “Cultivating Love, Practicing Peace, Finding Hope – A Human Workplace Gathering™.” I hope you experienced love, peace and hope and came away encouraged with ways to incorporate simple human practices into your daily life and workplace to continue to enhance your well-being. Teams that do this, that honor the humanity and support the well-being of team members, are more resilient, loyal, engaged, healthy, dedicated, satisfied and productive. I encourage you to enjoy and take advantage of these resources I'm sharing. These are a virtual gift basket for you!

Enjoy and love and peace to you,


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Next week we are releasing a new resource, “Creating Connections: A Guide to Easy and Essential Ways to Build Human Relationships on Your Team.” If you’d like to receive this resource, email me to request this at



A Human Workplace Music Playlist – This playlist has music on it that we have used for many different gatherings. The pieces I used for your gathering were:

  • U2: It’s a Beautiful Day
  • Hang Massive: The Secret Kissing of the Sun and Moon

Native Land Acknowledgements

Check out to find out which Indigenous lands you are on and to read more about Native Land Acknowledgements. 

Peace Reflection Quotes

“There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely.” – Ugo Betti

“The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.” – Silvia Cartwright

“World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just a mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.” – Dalai Lama

Speaker - Renée Smith


Renée Smith was one of our 2020 Virtual Conference plenary speakers. She brings a revolutionary and revelatory message that wins audiences around the world over to embrace love as a necessary and essential workplace practice. She engages with select leaders and teams each year to challenge, inspire, and guide them back to their full humanity as the ground for an orientation to meaningful change. Her simple yet elegant approach and breakthrough experiences have been called “uncommon and profound,” helping people discover and practice what it is to be human at work.

Under her leadership, A Human Workplace hosts, speakers, and consultants expand the impact by providing a unique set of cultural resources for leaders and teams including learning experiences, ready to use tools, gatherings, coaching, and consulting services to public and private organizations as well as to communities who want to make work and the world more loving and human.

Renée also conducts primary research, writes, and teaches, and personally hosts gatherings of A Human Workplace. She actively collaborates with others around the world to grow human-centered global momentum to shift workplace cultures.

Renée was honored to serve as the first and only Director of Workplace Transformation for the State of Washington in the Office of the Governor, a position created for her, where she led a statewide program to Make Government More Human by advocating for human-centered principles and practices in state government workplaces.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 By csmith