Positive Psychology: The Science of Success and Wellbeing

All staff, students, and visitors are warmly invited to this talk by Pat jordan at the University on Wednesday 11 November 2015, from 4pm until 5pm at Kedleston Road, Heap Lecture Theatre.‌

Pat Jordan was a policy advisor to the UK government from 2000 to 2010 and is now a consultant to many of the world’s most successful companies and to the third sector.

He has been awarded honorary chairs by a number of universities and a fellowship of the Royal Society of Medicine for his work in positive psychology.

For more information. visit www.patrickwjordan.com

What the talk will cover:

Positive Psychology seeks to understand why some people and organisations achieve outstanding levels of success and wellbeing and how they differ from those that don’t.

The discipline is now over 15 years old and in that time hundreds of positive psychology studies have been published in scientific journals. Based on the findings of these, key principles have been established that can be applied to our own lives and careers and to the leadership and management of organisations. Positive Psychology is now the most subscribed course at Harvard Business School, reflecting the high level of interest within the business community.

This presentation will outline the five principles of success and wellbeing, illustrating them with a series of examples and case studies. Attendees will gain an overview of the discipline and some basic tools and techniques for applying them to their own life and work.

All are welcome, and no booking is needed to attend. Just come along. To be added to our mailing list, contact Julia Pooley on: 01332 591875, or email: j.e.pooley@derby.ac.uk