Chapter Meeting: Find Your Funny

12 Sep 2023 - 6:00pm
PDU Category: 
Power Skills
The Royal Palace (and Zoom)

6:00 | In Person: Sign-in, Networking & Dinner
6:15 | Remote: Sign-in, Networking
6:45 | Announcements
7:00 | Guest Speaker (1 PDU)
8:15 | Communities of Practice programs (1 PDU) or Networking
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Find Your Funny: Unlocking Your Sense of Humor for Fun (and Better Results)

Recording of the Chapter Meeting presentation: 20230912_PMIW_Chapter_Meeting_Presentation.mp4

As the world settles back into some form of this new normal, you may have noticed something is missing. No, not hugs but humor. Amidst all the Zoom calls, reply-to-all e-mails, and attempts at hybrid work environments, many workers have lost their sense of humor and the workplace has lost its sense of humanity. Luckily, you can learn how to restore both.

There's no doubt that humor is a superpower: people who use humor in their work are more productive, less stressed, and happier. They also make more money and are seen as more attractive... but how do you effectively use humor in the workplace? Whether you know you're hilarious or you're currently thinking "But I'm not funny," the truth is that you are far more capable than you realize. And when it comes to learning the skill of humor, the question isn't, "Are you funny?" The question is "What kind of funny are you?"

In this mindset-shifting (and hilarious) presentation, you'll discover the different ways you can express your humor, identify your natural style, and learn exactly how to start bringing your humor (and authentic self) to work. By combining top communication theory with science-backed research and lessons learned from over 15 years as a professional comedian, get ready to laugh, learn, and learn how to make others laugh.

During this program, you will:

  • Discover the secret to the skill of humor and why it's so valuable in the workplace.
  • Identify ways to unlock your personal humor style at work.
  • Learn specific ways to turn laughs into leadership.
Andrew Tarvin

Photo of Andrew Tarvin giving a 'thumbs up' gesture at the November 2017 PMIW Chapter meetingAndrew Tarvin is the CEO of Humor That Works, a leadership development company that teaches professionals how to use humor to achieve better business results. He has partnered with top organizations--including IBM, the UN, and the FBI--to solve human challenges with humor solutions. A best-selling author, Andrew has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc, and FastCompany, and was named a 'Visionary Under 40' by the P&G Alumni Network. His TEDx talk on the skill of humor has been viewed more than ten million times, only half of which were by his mother. Andrew started his career as an international project manager at Procter & Gamble where he helped to lead million-dollar projects for R&D, sales, and business analytics. He loves chocolate and tweeting puns.


This will be a hybrid meeting.

The in-person side of the hybrid meeting will be at The Royal Palace; the remote side be via Zoom.

In Person:
$30 for PMI Westchester Chapter Members
$45 for non-members

Remote (via Zoom):
$15 for PMI Westchester Chapter Members
$20 for non-members

Pre-registration is required; registration closes Monday, 11 Sep 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Registration fee is non-refundable.

Register here!

Location (Address): 

The Royal Palace       - or -       Zoom
77 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY