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Course Description

This course is 15 learning hours inclusive of 4-hours of interactive online facilitated sessions. It is recommended that learners spend approximately 3-hours per week on this course. 


In this course, participants will explore intentional approaches that foster more constructive and positive interactions with others including family, friends and co-workers. It will focus on mental health as a way of understanding its impact on others' behaviour and as well as fostering an empathic response to their situation. Learn how to reframe negative situations and realign them in a more constructive manner where possible.   

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Understanding Mental Health of Self and Others

  • Module 2: Communicating Positively

  • Module 3: Understanding the Role of Choice

  • Module 4: Dealing with Negative Situations

What You Will Learn

  • Evidence-based strategies and approaches aimed at creating more constructive and positive interactions with others
  • Conversational strategies that set the stage for more positive and successful interpersonal dynamics
  • Strategies to reframe negative situations and reorient them to more constructive outcomes
  • The role of purpose, meaning and values in shaping our interactions.  

Notes

If you have any questions about this course, please send an email to openlearning@dal.ca

 

Prerequisites

The two courses listed below are prerequisites as course materials and exercises in this course build upon prior learning in those courses. If enrolling in multiple courses at once, learners will receive a warning that prerequisites have not been met - please just click “ok” and continue.

Recommended For

  • This course will benefit anyone currently in a supervisory or leadership role, or those who aspire to such roles, who want to apply the principles of positive psychology to enhance their leadership skills.
  • While focused on the workplace, the skills gained can be beneficial in day-to-day living as well. The application of positive psychology techniques will empower and enable participants to meaningfully shape and influence their respective workplaces using a positive lens. This lens has been demonstrated to foster confidence, promote enthusiasm and broadens resilience.  

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Application of Positive Psychology Principles to Influence Others
Type
Online - Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 10, 2023 to Feb 14, 2023
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Tuesday
Time
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Jan 17, 2023 to Feb 07, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
15.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $795.00
Section Notes
This course includes four one-hour synchronous facilitated sessions scheduled on January 17, 24, 31 and February 7 from 7:00-8:00 pm Atlantic Time. It is recommended that learners sign up early so they can have access to the recommended readings and videos up to a week before the first live session. Those who cannot participate in the facilitated live sessions will be given an alternate assignment to gauge comprehension of the materials. In addition to the one-hour facilitated session per week, learners can expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week in reading, watching videos, reflection and assignment preparation. The final assignment will be due on February 14.
Section Title
Application of Positive Psychology Principles to Influence Others
Type
Online - Asynchronous
Dates
Sep 12, 2023 to Oct 17, 2023
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Tuesday
Time
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Sep 19, 2023 to Oct 10, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
15.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $795.00
Section Notes
This course includes four one-hour synchronous facilitated sessions scheduled on September 19, 26, October 3 and 10 from 7:00-8:00 pm Atlantic Time. It is recommended that learners sign up early so they can have access to the recommended readings and videos up to a week before the first live session. Those who cannot participate in the facilitated live sessions will be given an alternate assignment to gauge comprehension of the materials. In addition to the one-hour facilitated session per week, learners can expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week in reading, watching videos, reflection and assignment preparation. The final assignment will be due on October 17.
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