Learn how to flip your downtime into uptime

Dr. Jamie Gruman

Learn how to flip your downtime into uptime

Wed. February 15th @ 7:00 PM

Come early for networking starting at 6:30pm!

The Robert Gill Theatre
214 College Street, 3rd Floor
(use side door off St. George Street)
Toronto, ON (street view map)

Price: CAD 20.00 /per person

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Learn how to flip your downtime into uptime

When people consider how to thrive at work they naturally think of approaches and techniques that can be applied on the job.

But there’s a new way to approach organizational effectiveness that focuses on how the activities you engage in while away from the job make you more effective, productive, and resilient when you return to work.

This approach is called ‘Boosting and focuses on how we can flip our downtime into Uptime to most successfully recharge our batteries and return to work happier, more productive, and feeling like work requires less effort.

flip downtime into ‘Uptime’ while successfully recharging your batteries

In this talk, Dr. Jamie Gruman will present his ReNU model, which synthesizes the research behind Boosting, and will discuss specific activities we can implement during our time away from work so that instead of just having our leisure time give us a break, it gives us a boost!

Speaker Bio

Jamie Gruman, Ph.D.

Dr. Jamie Gruman is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Management at the University of Guelph. He is also a founding member of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association.

His research and writing have appeared in some of the world’s top management journals and the 3rd edition of his market-leading textbook on Applied Social Psychology is sold world-wide.

A frequent keynote speaker, he has spoken for Fortune 500, public, and non-profit organizations such as General Motors, The Canadian Federal Government, and The Children’s Wish Foundation.


Ph.D. University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, 2002
M.A. Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, 1996
B.A. Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 1994

Awards and Honours

Dr. Gruman’s 2015 co-authored article entitled “Employee Engagement, Human Resource Management Practices and Competitive Advantage: An Integrated Approach” published in Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance was selected by the journal’s editorial team as the Outstanding Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

In 2013, his co-authored article, “Performance Management and Employee Engagement” was the most downloaded article in Human Resource Management Review, and is one of the most downloaded articles among all journals published by Elsevier. The article continues to be the most downloaded paper three years later.

In 2012, his co-authored article, “Organizational Socialization and Positive Organizational Behavior: Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice” was the most downloaded article in the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences

In 2009 Dr. Gruman was awarded a Distinguished Professor Award from the Faculty Association at the University of Guelph in recognition of his commitment to innovations in university pedagogy and research on university education.

In 2007 Dr. Gruman earned an award from the Human Resources Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada for a paper he co-authored examining the effects of diversity in organizations.

6:30 pm

Early Bird Networking!

Arrive early and network with other like minded individuals.

7:00 pm

Registration & Networking

Network with other like minded individuals.

7:30 pm

Doors Open

Get ready to get energized with the team at Toronto Power Group.


We will close the evening with a short recognition for our speaker, volunteers and members of the board, as well as upcoming events.

Don't miss this amazing speaker!