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Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

4 hours to complete

Thrive in Trying Times

4 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 74 min), 22 readings
19 videos
Welcome to the Thrive in Trying Times Teach-Out!4m
What we mean by Thrive45s
The Flourishing Triangle4m
Case Study - Kevin Schnieders, CEO of EDSI5m
Expanding your view of resources1m
Culture: It matters more than ever 3m
Look for helper feelings in your culture 4m
Purpose: Find your why2m
See yourself through the eyes of others5m
Positive identities: Affirm your way 5m
Keep going and slow down by managing your energy3m
Four essential connections now 3m
Make gratitude more visible and consistent 4m
Start with hello3m
Why you should ask for help now4m
See and share the good in others4m
Post Traumatic Growth 4m
A closing story and well wishes5m
22 readings
What is a Teach-Out?1m
Groundrules for Engagement1m
The Center for Positive Organizations 2m
What we mean by Thrive2m
Deepening our understanding of thriving1m
Case Study - More ways of resource building2m
The Social Architecture Framework6m
Introduction to what allows us to Thrive5m
Small efforts are enough2m
Emphasize the positives in your culture2m
See your strength in new ways3m
Your practice: Identify your purpose5m
Your practice: Affirmations7m
Make small shifts for big changes4m
Your practice: Energy audit2m
Your practice: Daily gratitude3m
Discover more thriving through connections2m
Your practice: Ask for help3m
Compassion in the time of COVID interview9m
Awaken the capacity for compassion7m
Closing: Moving forward from here2m



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