A Powerful Tool in Your Professional Evaluation Toolkit
Positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals, programs, organizations, and communities to thrive. Two decades of scientific research suggest important concepts and applications that can be used to improve evaluators’ practice, careers, and personal lives. In this two-module course, participants will learn about the nine key building blocks of well-being and positive functioning, and how to apply them as a powerful tool in your professional toolkit. Whether you are an evaluator, a senior manager, or a training designer, learning the principles and practices of positive psychology will not only help you to find more meaning in your own work, but it will also help you to bring out the best in others.
The course is delivered in two virtual instructor-led modules. Classes will take place online via Zoom. Participants who successfully complete both modules will receive certificates of completion at the end of the course. Read more about each of the modules below.
Module 1: The Science of Positive Psychology
November 30, 12 p.m.–3 p.m. EDT
The science behind positive psychology shows that there are key practices that help individuals lead happier and more productive lives. In this module, participants will come to appreciate the science and application of positive psychology principles. Through a series of interactive exercises, participants will reflect on their own lives and professional practice to see firsthand how fulfilling a focus on well-being and positive functioning can be. Participants will explore the implications of positive psychology for their careers and professional practice.
Module 2: The Building Blocks in Action
December 2, 12 p.m.–3 p.m. EDT
Participants will learn about three of the nine building blocks in depth (flow and engagement in life and work; positive emotions and relationships; and positive mindset and resilience), and how to enhance each of these building blocks to achieved higher levels of well-being and positive functioning for themselves, as well as for their clients, stakeholders, co-workers, family, and friends.