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PDV 83 W — Choosing Happiness

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Jan 18—Feb 18
Refund Deadline: Jan 21
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $370
Instructor(s): Laura Delizonna
Limit: 80
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Flex Online(About Formats)
Jan 18—Feb 18
5 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 21
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Laura Delizonna
Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Most of us have the formula backward: success does not create happiness—it's happiness that creates success. Research shows a causal relationship between happiness and achieving greater wealth, higher performance, better health, resilience to stress, and positive relationships. Happier people enjoy numerous advantages because they more adeptly respond to challenges and create opportunities. In this skill-building course, we approach happiness as a way of being—wholehearted living as a full expression of oneself with depth and meaning. Happiness emerges from a skill set that can be learned. In this highly interactive, practical course, students will learn and apply principles and research-based techniques from the innovative field of positive psychology. Students will engage in online breakout groups, discussions, meditations, and other experiential exercises. Between sessions, students will practice applying these lessons and action plans to their daily personal and professional lives. By the end of the course, students will have developed new habits to help them live a happier, more satisfying life.

Speaker; Author; Executive Coach

Laura Delizonna works with leaders and their teams at major enterprises worldwide to increase team performance, effective leadership, and positive company culture, focusing on collaboration, psychological safety, resilience, and communication. She has delivered trainings at Google, Facebook, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, Golden State Warriors, and Uber, among others. She received a PhD from Boston University and has taught for Continuing Studies since 2005.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Laura Delizonna and Ted Anstedt, Thrive: Self Coaching for Happiness and Success (ISBN 978-1502586360)