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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 examine a variety of strategies to influence positive workplace culture. They will reflect on their context by applying specific methodologies to understand the positive traits and characteristics of their workplace. They will also build on the identified elements to design an intervention strategy that can potentially lead to formal and informal workplace policies that promote a positive and desirable workplace environment. 

Course Outline

  • Module 1: The Positive Leader

  • Module 2: Embracing Positive Change

  • Module 3: Positively Strategic Approaches

  • Module 4: Creating Your Positive Plan

What You Will Learn

  • Various strategies to foster positive workplace cultures
  • Using Appreciative Inquiry to identify desirable traits in their workplace 
  • How to select and design interventions for the workplace, developing policy and procedure for implementation in their own setting.

Notes

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

Course Microcredential

This course provides learners with the opportunity to earn a microcredential. A microcredential is evidence of the mastery of a skill or competency that is desired by employers. Dalhousie microcredentials are developed in collaboration with relevant industries and organizations. The microcredential is demonstrated by a digital badge that can be displayed on social media pages, digital resumes, personal webpages, and in email signatures. To earn the microcredential in this course, learners will need to successfully complete the competency-based assessment related to the microcredential.

Prerequisites

The three 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, participants will receive a warning that prerequisites have not been met - please just click “ok” and continue.

Recommended For

  • This course will be of benefit to 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
Adaptation of Positive Psychology Principles in Organizations and Teams
Type
Online - Asynchronous
Dates
Feb 21, 2023 to Mar 28, 2023
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Tuesday
Time
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Feb 28, 2023 to Mar 21, 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 February 28, March 7, 14 and 21 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 March 28.
Section Title
Adaptation of Positive Psychology Principles in Organizations and Teams
Type
Online - Asynchronous
Dates
Nov 07, 2023 to Dec 12, 2023
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Tuesday
Time
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Nov 14, 2023 to Dec 05, 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 November 14, 21, 28 and December 5 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 December 12.
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