Positive Psychology in the Workplace

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM PT, 2:00 PM ET

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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

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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

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​​​​​Jamie Gruman, PhD

Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Management, University of Guelph
Dr. Jamie Gruman is a Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Management at the University of Guelph. He is also the Founding Chair of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, an organization whose mandate is to improve people's lives by teaching them about the science of the good life. ​ Dr. Gruman is an award-winning researcher. He has published papers in some of the world's top-ranked business journals and is lead editor of the world's market-leading textbook on Applied Social Psychology. He is also the co-author of Boost: The Science of Recharging Yourself in an Age of Unrelenting Demands. His work on topics related to positive psychology has appeared in academic journals such as Canadian Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology, in addition to books such as The Handbook of Employee Engagement, Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology, and The Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Training and Employee Development. His research and writing have been reported by media outlets around the globe such the Deccan Chronicle in India, 36KR in China, and the Khaleej Times in Dubai. In the United States he has appeared in Time magazine, NBC News, Oprah Magazine, Inc Magazine, and Fast Company, among other outlets. In Canada he has been featured and quoted across the country in print and online in magazines such as MoneySense, Canadian Business, and Chatelaine, trade journals such as HR Professional, Canadian HR Reporter, and Public Sector Digest, and newspapers in every major Canadian city. He has also appeared on CTV's Canada AM, Global News, Report on Business Television, CBC's The National, and has been syndicated on CBC radio. In addition to speaking at numerous conferences, including those of the Conference Board of Canada, and TEDx, Dr. Gruman has consulted and delivered seminars for Fortune 500 corporations, public, and not-for-profit organizations including General Motors, Departments and Agencies of the Government of Canada, and the Children's Wish Foundation.



M. Gloria González-Morales, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Guelph and Research Director, Occupational Health and Positive Psychology Lab

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This program is pre-approved by the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada) for one hour training session.

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