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What is Humanities @ Work?

Humanities @ Work is a new initiative from New Hampshire Humanities to bring high quality, innovative humanities programs into the workplace.

Americans are working more than ever, and the pace of our lives has increased in ways we never would have imagined even a decade ago. In response to the changing nature of work and our mission to engage an increasingly diverse constituency in experiences that enrich public life, New Hampshire Humanities has developed an employer-based pilot project called Humanities @ Work. We are working with nonprofits as well as small and large companies across all sectors of New Hampshire’s business community to connect new audiences with opportunities to explore the humanities.   

How Does it Work?

Employers can choose from the many Humanities to Go offerings in our speakers bureau or request customized programs to fit their needs. Our programs can be used as part of team-building exercises, diversity training, or personal development and enrichment efforts. Call or email us with your request for a Humanities @ Work program, and we will work with you to find an appropriate program and schedule an event at a time that is convenient for your staff (lunchtime programs are a popular choice). New Hampshire Humanities will provide evaluation tools after the event to assess how well the program met the employer’s goals.

Read more about the value of the humanities in the workplace: 

https://www.studythehumanities.org/point_2_valued_skills
https://hbr.org/2011/03/want-innovative-thinking-hire
https://psmag.com/education/studying-humanities-teaches-you-how-to-get-a-job
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/04/24/humanities-and-business-hand-hand/9nG9n04SSF1Ko0MRJjguxK/story.html 

To book a Humanities@Work program, please contact Dr. Tricia Peone, Program Manager,
at 603-224-4071, ext. 115, or tpeone@nhhumanities.org.*

*If your company is a member of the NH Business & Industry Association OR the NH Business Committe for the Arts, please let us know when you book the program. Once confirmed, the discount will be applied and your company will be invoiced accordingly.

     

“At a time when worker retention and talent recruitment is a leading concern for employers, cultural programming offers businesses another tool in fostering a vibrant workplace. Many employers recognize that providing these opportunities create more well-rounded, engaged employees who are more likely to stay and work in New Hampshire.”  JIM ROCHE, PRESIDENT, BUSINESS & INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

“We are delighted to collaborate with New Hampshire Humanities to make cultural experiences accessible to businesses of all shapes and sizes. As businesses look to attract and retain a talented and robust workforce, it is important to provide engaging experiences for employees to build connections with one another and consider new and interesting ideas. Making Humanities @ Work available to our members is one way to help businesses highlight the important role cultural offerings play in making New Hampshire an attractive place to live and work.”  TRICIA SOULE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NH BUSINESS COMMITTEE FOR THE ARTS