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Positive Psychology in the Workplace

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

Part of our Positive Psychology in the Workplace series
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

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

​​​​​Jamie Gruman, PhD

Professor, Department of Management, University of Guelph

Dr. Jamie Gruman is a Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Guelph. He is also the Founding Chair of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. He has appeared in media outlets such as Time, Oprah and Inc and has consulted for organizations such as General Motors, the Government of Canada, and the Children's Wish Foundation. More information can be gleaned at his website at


M. Gloria González-Morales

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

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