Opting for Optimism: Tips and Strategies for Focusing on the Positive

(formerly: Optimism in the Face of Reality)

Staying optimistic when in turbulence can sometimes be difficult and overwhelming. This class explores how optimistic approaches to work can create a positive work experience, even in times of challenge or change.

You will learn to:

  • Determine the difference between “optimism” and “realistic optimism” and their relationship to your success
  • Describe how an optimistic perspective can concretely impact your personal productivity and relationships
  • Recognize how your explanatory style can reframe experiences more positively
  • Apply the right strategies to shift your mindset toward optimism and make a positive impact on your work

You will benefit by:

  • Gaining a better understanding of the nature and impact of optimistic thinking
  • Knowing how to increase the practice of optimism in your daily life
  • Appreciating how shifting your perspective to a more optimistic direction can improve your personal satisfaction and happiness


Anyone who would like to incorporate optimism into their daily life

Curriculum Area

  • Self-Development


Code: SFD1912

Presenter: Wendy Shepherd

Cost: $169

Offered by Learning & Professional Development