The Foundations of Happiness at Work


  • Venue: Online
  • Date: January 6, 2019
  • Price: FREE or $149 for a Verified Certificate
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Part of our three-course professional certificate program on The Science of Happiness at Work, offered through the premiere online learning destination, edX.  The course launched in early September, but is still open for registration through November! The next session of the course will launch January 8, 2019.

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. Thei 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.

The Science of Happiness is a recommended prerequisite.

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The Foundations of Happiness at Work is an instructor-led four-week course. However, the course will be available to registered students for two months after September 2018 launch date for those unable to complete the course in four weeks.

How to Sign Up

The Science of Happiness is hosted on the edX platform. To sign up, you need to create an edX account and then register for the course on edX. 

Continuing Education

10 units of continuing education are available to psychologists, social workers, MFTs, therapists, counselors, nurses, human resource professionals, and others! More info is in the Continuing Education tab above or purchase directly here.  

Verified Track

Please note this course is free; simply choose "Audit This Course" to register at no charge. However, edX (the online education platform which hosts the course) also offers a Verified Track for $149. The course is identical, but you'll receive a certificate of completion when you finish the course. 

If you plan to use your course for job applications, promotions, or school applications, you may prefer to have a verified certificate. It’s also a great way to give yourself an incentive to complete the course and celebrate your success.

 

What you'll learn

  • The personal, social, and professional advantages of happiness at work
  • How to identify barriers and pitfalls to achieving happiness at work
  • How to practice research-based activities for fostering positive emotions such as gratitude
  • Strategies for evaluating levels of happiness within an organization
  • Dacher Keltner

    Dacher Keltner

    Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is a pioneering awe researcher, the founding faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center, and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life and a co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness.

  • Emiliana Simon-Thomas

    Emiliana Simon-Thomas

    Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., is science director of the Greater Good Science Center, where she oversees the GGSC’s Expanding Gratitude project, The Science of Happiness online class, and more. Emiliana’s work spotlights the science that connects health and happiness to social affiliation, caregiving, and collaborative relationships.

This online course is approved for 10 CE credit hours for psychologists, therapists, social workers, counselors, nurses, HR professionals, and others (see below). Continuing Education for this course is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. 

To earn CE credit hours for participating in this online course, you must:

1. Register for CE credit through the course’s continuing education co-sponsor, R. Cassidy Seminars (RCS). When you register for CE credit, you will create a login through the RCS website. 

2. Follow this link to register separately for The Foundations of Happiness at Work for free on edX, the platform that hosts the course. Choose the "Audit This Course (No Certificate)" registration option. You do not need to register for a Verified Certificate, which does not provide CE credits. edX offers the Verified option to those who want proof that they completed the course (for non-CE purposes).

3. Complete a self-test measuring your understanding of the course material. You can access the self-test through the R. Cassidy Seminars website any time after the course launches. You can answer test questions while you’re still taking the course or after you’ve completed the entire course, and you can stop the test at any time—you’ll just need to click the Submit Answers button before leaving the page. When you next log in, you will return to the page that follows your last submitted answers. A score of 75 percent is required to pass the test. Should you score less than 75 percent, you will have the opportunity to view your incorrect responses and retake the test immediately.

4. Once you pass the test, an evaluation form will come up on your screen. Please fill this out completely, as it is a requirement of each licensing board.

5. A continuing education certificate of completion will appear on your screen after you’ve passed the self-test and filled out the evaluation. We recommend that you print it for your records, though R. Cassidy Seminars does maintain a record of your course completion and your certificate in case you need it in the future.

For any questions related to continuing education credit for this course, email R. Cassidy Seminars staff at staff@rcassidy.com or call them at 888-992-9199.

10 CE hours, $149 
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Course Approvals

Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Satisfactory Completion                                                                                                                                                                             Participants must have paid course fee, submitted signed verification statement, 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 (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 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. 10credit 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 3/2019. 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. 362524, 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
[AOTA] 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).

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.