Positive psychology addresses the conditions and processes that enable people, groups and institutions to flourish and function at an optimal level. The aim of this unit is to gain a clear understanding of the essential elements to leadership, and to incorporate what is known from the field of positive psychology into this framework. Areas that will be addressed include the characteristics of pro-social and confident leadership; the challenge of cultivating a healthy and productive workplace; the role of leadership through times of change and crisis; the virtues and ethical leadership; and the need for effective self management. On completion of this unit the student will have (i) developed an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of leadership and positive psychology; (ii) developed an appreciation of leadership issues that arise within teams; and (iii) developed a repertoire of skills to positively lead teams in the workplace. As part of the course the student will be required to identify leadership issues within their workplace, undertake a critical analysis of significant factors, and develop a plan to address common workplace issues.
|Unit name||Positive Psychology & Leadership|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Dr Elaine Hart
Dr Elaine Hart and Wendy Quinn
|Available as student elective?||No|
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