This Module acknowledges that modern day workplaces can be constantly changing and there are many factors that cause stress and prevent individuals maintaining high levels of performance and wellbeing. It looks at the concepts of workplace resilience as a tool to cope with modern stresses, providing students with an opportunity to build a strategy to improve their own resilience and resilience in others. It explores lessons learned from the science of positive psychology and other perspectives such as the importance of confidence, adaptability and purposefulness. The current themes around new age perspectives such as mindfulness, are critically analysed by looking at academic research and applicability of techniques to workplace practice
Duration, attendance and delivery
The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.
The delivery of this module is through our online+ model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.
At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.
The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.
You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.