The Foundations of Happiness at Work

Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. and Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
CE Hours: 10

Ordering Info

Home Studies: $149.00

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This four-week course explains what happiness at work looks like, why it matters, and how to cultivate it.

 

It begins by defining happiness and making the case that happiness at work improves the performance of individual employees and organizations as a whole, increasing innovation, productivity, engagement, retention, and the quality of their work. It then explores the key factors that empirical research has linked to workplace happiness, zeroing in on practices such as gratitude, developing a strong sense of purpose, and forming authentic, cooperative connections with others. The course will also highlight common barriers to workplace happiness, both at the individual and cultural level.

 

Finally, the course presents a practical framework for workplace happiness and explores accessible techniques for: a) evaluating happiness in an organization, b) creating an effective strategy to increase workplace happiness, and c) implementing that strategy in your own work life, within your team, or across the culture of your organization, with special tips for workplace leaders.

 

The Foundations of Happiness at Work is led by two celebrated teachers from the Greater Good Science Center: Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., the GGSC’s science director, and GGSC founder Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., who is a psychology professor at UC Berkeley and author of the best-selling book Born to Be Good. The GGSC's online course, The Science of Happiness, has been a global phenomenon, introducing a half million students worldwide to the research-based keys to a happy, meaningful life. In this course, they tailor their scientific insights to the needs of the modern workplace.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Offers scientific definition of happiness

  • Explains how happiness at work improves the performance of individual employees and organizations as a whole

  • Explains how happiness at work increases innovation, productivity, engagement, retention and work quality

  • Describes the key factors that research has linked to workplace happiness

  • Presents a practical framework to instill workplace happiness

 

INSTRUCTORS

Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the founding faculty director of the university’s Greater Good Science Center. After earning his Ph.D. from Stanford, Keltner has devoted his career to studying the nature of human goodness and happiness, becoming a leading figure in the positive psychology movement. An outstanding speaker who has earned many honors for his teaching, Keltner is the author of the best-selling book Born to Be Good (W.W. Norton, 2009) and a co-editor of the anthology The Compassionate Instinct (W.W. Norton, 2010). 
 
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. A neuroscientist who earned her doctorate from UC Berkeley, her research has explored the neuro-biological roots of pro-social emotion and behavior, as well as the psychosocial benefits of emotional authenticity and connection. A gifted teacher, Simon-Thomas has presented on the science of happiness and compassion to the Dalai Lama and audiences worldwide.
 
Guest Lecturers

Morten Hansen, PhD, and Pankaj Shah, Ph.D

Kris Boesch, Culture Works and Letha Myles, Zappos

 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid course fee, verified identity by checking checkbox on verification webpage, completed evaluation, and completed post-test with passing grade of 75% in order to receive a certificate. Failure to complete and submit these materials will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 10 CE hours.

 

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (10) clock hours

Social Workers 
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 10 contact hours self-study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (10) clock hours, #RCST110701.

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists 
CA: The BBS has deferred CE course approval for its licensee to APA and ASWB
IL: Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (10) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (10) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (10) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (10) clock hours, #RCST110701.
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 10 credit hours. Provider #151.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (10) contact hours

Chemical Dependency Counselors 
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (10) CEHs. CCAPPis an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states 
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (10) hours general, Expires 3/31/2020. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Human Resources
This activity, ID No. 375805, has been approved for 10 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

Nurses 
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (10) contact hours.

Teachers/Educators 
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (10) CE Hours. 

Occupational Therapists
R. Cassidy Seminars is an AOTA approved provider # 6782. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Occupational therapists will receive a certificate of completion for (10) CE hours. 1 CE hour(s) = .1 AOTA CE(s).

 

 

 

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