Applying Positive Psychology to Build a High Performing Workplace

Applying Positive Psychology to Build a High Performing Workplace

Chances are you've seen the unfortunate impact of negativity in the workplace. Negative mindsets and interactions can breed conflict and erode productivity. However, research in the field of positive psychology shows that positivity can be learned and, when applied, can lead to high performing teams and workplaces. This workshop will first provide an understanding of this research by exploring how much positivity is needed in the workplace, how to get it, and how it increases performance. Then you'll learn specific techniques to apply this research for yourself as a leader and for your workplace. The skills include: flipping negativity; enhancing work relationships (easy and difficult ones); engaging your team through authentic recognition, discovering strengths and welcoming dissent; discovering positive meaning in the work environment; spreading and absorbing positivity; fostering the proper balance between inquiry (asking questions) and advocacy (stating viewpoints); exploring the power of a growth mindset with your team, and coaching individuals using a four-step model that builds your capacity to foster team member growth and performance. You'll practice these skills through interactive exercises and case studies and be ready to apply them immediately back at your workplace--bringing out the best in each of your team members, and yourself. 

(This is part of the Leadership and Management Certificate Program, but you do not need to be enrolled in the program to take this workshop.)

Instructor Bios


Applying Positive Psychology to Build a High Performing Workplace

  • Katherine Maloney

    Katherine Maloney, M.B.A., is an accomplished coach, program manager, facilitator, and consultant with over 25 years' experience helping individuals and teams connect with success in health care, financial services, and higher education organizations. Workplace affiliations and clients have included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Fidelity Investments, BankBoston, and Babson and Emmanuel Colleges. She has owned and managed her firm, WorkPaths Consulting, since 2012, that provides strengths-based career coaching and consulting and workshops that build positive workplace communications.

  • Janet Edmunson

    Janet Edmunson, M. Ed., is president of JME Insights and partner in sPeak Performance. She has over 30 years' experience in leadership in both large and small organizations. She was the Corporate Manager of Wellness Programs for Georgia-Pacific Corp., and has been a leader in, or consultant to, small and mid-size from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. as Director of Prevention and Wellness, and has been a consultant and national motivational speaker, having spoken to over 300 groups.

9:00am - 3:30pm
Manchester Campus, 88 Commercial St.
Katherine Maloney
Janet Edmunson
USNH Tuition Waiver Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount