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Virtual Lunch-In: Stress Less: An Action Plan for Managing Stress And Getting More Done

  • Tuesday, January 05, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom


  • For individuals who are not personally members of VAFRE but whose organization has one or more paid members.
  • For those individuals who are members of VAFRE.
  • For individuals who are not members of VAFRE and whose organizations do not have another member.
  • For members who purchased their season pass last year.

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All work and no play makes Jack end up in the hospital with cardiac arrest. Did you know the type A personality so many of us identify with was originally an assessment of who was at higher risk for heart disease? And the truth is, it is very difficult to be productive if you are dead. Or if you feel like death; if you’re worn out, burned out and stressed out. 

The Stress Less Workshop walks through a strategic process that will help attendees identify the key stressors in their work and develop specific tactics for managing each one, all while having fun.

This extended session will conclude with a networking round robin! Come prepared to have your camera turned on and connect with your colleagues from across the sector! 

Approved for 1 hour of CFRE Credit.

Our Speaker

Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer. teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He graduated from The Ohio State University, Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering and a minor in playing videogames. While at Ohio State, Andrew also started an improv group, despite never having done any theater and being very much an introvert (if you know Meyers Briggs, he’s INTJ; if you know Star Wars, he’s R2D2).

After graduating, Andrew worked as global project manager at Procter & Gamble where he managed million-dollar projects, earning multiple internal awards for his leadership, communication style, and jokes he included at the ends of emails (true story). He also continued performing improv and stand-up comedy until he decided to combine his two lives and proclaimed himself the Corporate Humorist of P&G.

In 2009, he started Humor That Works, a consultancy on how to use humor to get better results, and in 2012, he left P&G to lead his company full-time. Since then, he has helped more than 200 organizations increase productivity through humor—including P&G, GE, ESPN, Microsoft, the U.S. Navy, PepsiCo, and the International Association of Canine Professional (also a true story)—and has performed in over 1,000 shows all around the world.

Andrew is the best-selling author of Humor That Works: 501 Ways to Beat Stress, Increase Productivity, and Have Fun at Work and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Forbes, and frequent Facebook posts by his mother. He has spoken or performed in all 50 states, 18 countries, and 3 continents and his TEDx talked has been viewed more than 75,000 times. He loves the color orange and is obsessed with chocolate.

Our Schedule

  • 12 p.m. Program begins
  • 1:15 p.m. Networking Round Robin
  • 1:30 p.m. Adjourn

Registration Fees

Although there are no meal and facility costs associated with a virtual event, there are still expenses involved. In light of this, VAFRE will be charging as follows for this webinar:

  • Member Registration. There is no fee for members to register for this event. Guests of members will be $8. You must log in to select this option. 
  • Member Organization. If you are not a member, but you work in the same office as a VAFRE member, select this option to register yourself and your guests at $8 each.
  • Nonmember Registration. If you are not a VAFRE member and do nor work in the office of a VAFRE member, select his option to register yourself and your guests at $16 each. Or consider becoming a member of VAFRE in order to access reduced registration fees. 
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