Building a positive classroom in graduate project management education

We have been working since 2003 in the area of applying the most current research in positive psychology to the practice of project management, which has led to the development and delivery of graduate courses in managing project teams, evolving as a project management leader, and independent study projects by graduate students interested in pursuing special topics in this area.This application has also led to the development and delivery of corporate workshops and organizational consulting projects to assess the quality of the workplace, complete a gap analysis, and to design and implement actions to lead to a more positive workplace.This paper is about the intersection of academic courses and corporate consulting as it applies the actual classroom and educational process.This goes beyond teaching positive psychology as applied to project management and leadership, and integrates the very substance of a positive workplace into a positive classroom.We’ll describe the key elements of our positive class
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