Courses from Amcan

Positive Psychology: A Resolution for Organisational Success

Description

Positive Psychology is the scientific study, based on empirical and replicable scientific study, of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive.   Positive Psychology has three central concerns: positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions.  Some of the goals of Positive Psychology are to build a science that supports:

  • Families and schools that allow children to flourish
  • Workplaces that foster satisfaction and high productivity
  • Communities that encourage civic engagement

Effective organizations question management practice and are becoming more critical about their role, often resulting in the integration of a model of Positive Psychology and effective progress towards altruistic and commercial gains. 

Who should attend?

The applications of Positive Psychology are relevant to every walk of life.  Delegates with an organizational or practical interest in one or more of the following areas would greatly benefit from this workshop:

  • In the workplace – CEO’s, managers, team leaders, human resources staff, occupational health staff
  • In sport – coaches, team managers, team captains
  • In schools –head teachers, senior and middle management, NQT’s, governors
  • In health – doctors, nurses, health care professionals, therapists

Who will the workshop benefit?

The theory and practice of Positive Psychology are recognised on a global level, with Positive Psychology methodologies and structures being implemented and considered by private and public sector bodies. Some of the goals of Positive Psychology are to build a science that supports:

  • Families and schools that allow children to flourish
  • Workplaces that foster satisfaction and high productivity
  • Communities that encourage civic engagement
  • Therapists who identify and nurture their patients' strengths

Delegates who attend will gain a critical insight into the nature and interaction of Positive Psychology, organisational behaviour and 21st century management solutions.

Course Overview

This workshop can be made as theoretical or practical as required by the group and flexible in terms of needs. In order to enable learning outcomes to be achieved in a unique and fun way it will include discussion, debates and a critical exploration of:

  • The nature and development of a positive experience e.g. well-being, optimism, flow, positive emotions
  • The nature and development of positive traits e.g. courage, interpersonal skills, perseverance, forgiveness, future-mindedness, wisdom

The nature and development of positive institutions e.g. those that foster better parenting, altruism, civility, tolerance, justice, leadership.

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Course Facilitator

Dr Tig Calvert

Dr Tig Calvert

Dr Tig Calvert PhD CPsychol. DCHyp is a Chartered Psychologist and experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist who specialises in helping people with stress or anxiety related issues. A      Senior Lecturer in Psychology conducting research focusing on emotion and the brain, Tig has developed her expertise through many years of teaching and clinical work with a range of clients. She has appeared as an expert on a number of television programmes including Paul McKenna I Can Make you Thin and Diet Doctors.

Tig’s other areas of specialism include Psychoneuroimmunology;  the interaction between the mind and the body especially in relation to health, and Positive Psychology; the branch of Psychology which studies the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive.

Andy McCann                                                       Andy McCann

As company MD, Andy is in wide demand as a trainer and coach with clients including businesses and individuals from the private and public sectors, the health industry and charities. 

He is an internationally published author and writer, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a member of the several organisations including the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA) and DNA Wales, a network of critical management researchers who collaborate with key economy enhancing bodies (e.g. industry associations, private enterprise, higher education and government).