Jocelyn Davis

jocelyn_davis_webMs. Davis will be presenting for two sessions.  Both are listed below along with their presentation times.

Presentation 1: Motivation: Creating Drive scheduled for May 4, 2017 from 9:45am – 10:15am

Abstract: Motivation isn’t about carrots and sticks.  It’s more subtle and more effective.  Learn the 4 drivers of sustained motivation.  Then, join us for the next four segments to learn how to apply those drivers in real projects with  real people for real results.


Presentation 2: Panel: Best Friends at Work scheduled for May 4, 2017 from 1:50pm – 2:20pm

Abstract: Key to employee engagement or intrinsic motivation is having a best friend at work according to Gallup and other researchers. Learn what a best friend at work means, how it drives motivation leading to better performance outcomes.  Check out your best friends at work and how to have more of them.


Biography: Jocelyn Davis is the president and co-founder of Nelson Hart LLC, a women-owned consulting firm.  Nelson Hart works with clients in all sectors to help them develop teams and workplaces where individuals flourish and the organizations thrive.

Ms. Davis believes that each of us has unique strengths and capabilities to bring to our personal and professional lives as individuals and as members of various groups.  Good leaders and managers invest the time to know themselves: their strengths and their lesser strengths, their interests and their passions. They also spend the time to know the strengths, lesser strengths, interests and passions of their direct report, their peers and their subordinates. Cultivating, inspiring, and deploying the unique capabilities of each individual is the key to organizational success.

Ms. Davis is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Clark School of Engineering, Project Management Program where she teaches two innovative applied positive psychology courses:  Managing Project Teams and Evolving as a Leader.  These courses incorporate the most recent research and practice from positive psychology, the science of how people flourish.

Jocelyn is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and practiced for many years as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Whinney, now Ernst & Young.  She is a founding member of the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology headquartered in the U.K. and of the International Positive Psychology Association in the U.S.