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Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

If you believe as I do that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, we can better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces, then this podcast is for you. My goal each week is to give you access to the world’ leading positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience researchers and practitioners to explore their latest research findings on how you can improve wellbeing, develop strengths, nurture positive relationships, make work meaningful and cultivate the grit to accomplish what matters most. If you want evidence-based approaches to bringing out the best in yourself and others at work, then consider this podcast your step-by-step guide.
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Jun 8, 2018

Emily Larson serves as the director of the International Positive Education Network and is an assistant instructor in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. Emily has worked on various positive education projects in Nepal, India, the Philippines, the UK and the USA. She holds numerous board positions and is a published author.

In today’s episode, we’ll be discussing how schools are applying positive psychology to help improve wellbeing across the school environment and what other organizations can learn from their efforts about creating systemic change.

Connect with Emily:

Website: ipen-festival.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:58] - Emily explains what schools are learning about applying positive psychology findings to improve people’s wellbeing.
  • [03:05] - Emily shares why a systemic approach to improving people’s wellbeing can be so important.
  • [05:10] - Emily provides a case study of how a school is implementing a systemic approach to the wellbeing of teachers, students, and their community.
  • [10:13] - Emily shares how change champions within a system can help to embed wellbeing practices.
  • [12:09] - Emily explains the power of a common framework and common language when it comes to systemically improving wellbeing.
  • [14:05] - Emily explains some of the struggles whole system change approaches have encountered when it comes to improving people’s wellbeing.
  • [17:03] - Emily explains how positive education practitioners from around the world are coming together to share their learnings and work more closely together.
  • [23:10] - Emily completes the lightning round.

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Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Emily!

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