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First of a New Series: Positive Psychology in the Workplace!!

2/14/2019 4:15 PM
Live Event: Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM PT, 2:00 PM ET
Jamie Gruman, PhD-Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Guelph

Part of our Positive Psychology in the Workplace series

This webinar is an introduction to positive psychology and positive organizational psychology. It will be of interest to people who would like to know how positive psychology can be applied in their own lives and workplaces.
In this webinar Dr. Gruman will introduce you to positive psychology and its applications in the workplace. He will also discuss his newly published book entitled Boost: The Science of Recharging Yourself in an Age of Unrelenting Demands, which summarizes the research on how we can use our leisure time to most successfully recharge our batteries. He will present his ReNU model of effective recovery, and provide specific, actionable steps we can all take to promote our health, happiness, enhance our performance, and overcome the fatigue that plagues contemporary workplaces.

You will learn

  • What positive psychology and positive organizational psychology are
  • How positive psychology differs from pop psychology
  • Approaches to applying positive psychology principles in your personal life
  • Ways to begin implementing positive psychology principles to build thriving organizations
  • How to 'boost' and fully recharge your drained personal batteries

Take home messages

  • Positive psychology is a science
  • Positive psychology is not about being happy all the time
  • Trying to be happy all the time can backfire
  • You can make changes in your life to help you lead the "best life" possible
  • Organizations can be built to foster healthy interactions and thriving communities
  • Knowing how to use your leisure time effectively can make you happier, healthier, and more effective at your tasks

M. Gloria Gonzalez-Morales- Associate Professor in the Department Psychology at the University of Guelph and​ Research Director, Occupational Health and Positive Psychology Lab

Presentation Partner: University of Guelph​

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