OE Cam is pleased to be facilitating Cambridge Network’s learning event on the theme of Positive Psychology.

Positive Psychology was bought to mainstream awareness only 16 years ago by Martin Seligman.  Seligman’s original definition was “the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life” (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000).  The definition of the field continues to evolve and there is some debate as to what people actually mean when they refer to positive psychology.  However as a general concept, it is a strand of psychology that focusses on strengths and positive attributes, and implies that the expansion of strengths will ensure the achievement of optimum performance of individuals and organisations.  The positive aspect of the field (rather than focusing on what’s ‘wrong’ with people) has made it a popular area of exploration for many HR professionals.

the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life

Although the idea of positive psychology is considered beneficial in areas such as coaching, development and even workplace design, the application of concepts into useful and practical activities remains difficult.

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Toni Marshall, Business Psychologist Consultant from OE Cam will facilitate a practical discussion for HR and L&D professionals on 3rd November as part of Cambridge Network’s learning events programme.

This event is exclusive to members of Cambridge Network’s Learning Collaboration.  For more information, please contact Sarah Gleadell.