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Workplace Positive Psychology Exercises: An Evidence-Based Guide to Implementation

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

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Workplace positive psychology exercises are relatively simple practices that can be incorporated into daily life and have the potential to benefit the well-being of individual employees and the organizations of which are they are a part. This webinar will review the repertoire of individual-level positive psychology exercises that have been adapted for use in the workplace and provide guidance on how to effectively implement them in practice. Exercises reviewed will include: job crafting, gratitude, acts of kindness, and the reflected best self exercise. The guidance offered will address practical limitations as well as caveats from researchers throughout this practitioner-oriented webinar. 

 You will learn
  • To identify the various types of workplace positive psychology practices that have been evaluated by researchers
  • To follow guidelines for implementing specific evidence-based workplace positive psychology practices as a complement to more foundational ways of addressing employee well-being.
  • To carefully consider personal and organizational factors that may impact the effectiveness of these practices and their ability to cultivate more lasting changes.
Take-home messages:
  • Employees and organizations have a wide range of positive psychology exercises to choose from in the workplace based on their needs and preferences
  • Workplace positive psychology practices are not “one-size-fits-all”
  • Guidance from relevant research findings can help to shape the effective implementation of positive psychology practices in organizations.

Workplace Psychology

Hosted by

Carolyn Winslow

​​​​​Carolyn Winslow, PhD

Core Researcher, Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Carolyn Winslow received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2017. Her research focuses on understanding and improving employee well-being, and she has applied experience designing positive psychology programs and interventions for implementation in organizations. She has also conducted research on a variety of other organizational psychology topics, including workforce diversity and inclusion, organizational leadership, team performance, and creativity and innovation. Her research has been published in top psychology journals, including the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior. Currently she serves on the Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Cross-Sector Council as a part of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).​ His research interest lies within advanced concepts in organizational behavior, such as exemplary leadership, commitment to lead, and other topics bridging neuropsychology with Organizational behavior. Whenever possible, Lucas Monzani combines his research activities with his professional practice as an executive consultant. He has extensive experience in wide array of topics of corporate life, such as leadership potential assessment & development, executive coaching, advanced recruitment & selection techniques, virtual team-building. As a consultant, Dr. Monzani contributed to several leadership development projects within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) of the United Nations.

Co-Moderator:

Gloria

M. Gloria González-Morales, PhD

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

Presentation Partner:

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

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