This course focuses on the study and application of positive individual and group strengths and psychological capacities that can be identified, measured, and developed to improve organizational performance. This course explores the main topics covered in positive psychology and behavior (i.e., s strengths, flow, generative interactions, engagement, well-being, and psychological and social capital) that can be applied to everyday challenges organizations face to drive positive workplace behaviors and outcomes. This course uses seminars, research, group work, reflection assignments, and final projects to help students bridge theory and practice and gain skills, knowledge, and competencies to become positive and impactful leaders and change-makers.
This class will have a significant online component, with some class meetings conducted via Zoom and learning activities conducted through Canvas. The faculty will offer alternative assignments if conditions or illness prevent students from accessing our synchronous meetings, which will allow students to earn comparable credit.
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Leadership and Management, Human Resource Management, I/O Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, Public and Nonprofit Administration, Teaching, Coaching, Consulting, and Change Management