Stanford Employee Wellness and Stress Management Online Short Course
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Increase your workplace resilience with a dedicated plan to support and enhance personal and team well-being.
Optimize your productivity and engagement at work with a mental and emotional tool kit to empower you to prioritize and support the well-being of self and others.
The consequences of stress are becoming increasingly apparent – not just to the individual, but to organizations as a whole. Stress causes 56 percent of workers to search for a new job, resulting in high turnover costs and productivity losses.1 As the interdependent relationship between personal well-being and team productivity is realized, businesses are beginning to prioritize wellness for the resilience and benefits it brings.
The Employee Wellness and Stress Management online short course focuses on the impact you can have when you take the steps to improve your own, as well as others', health. Developed by Dr. Grace Gengoux from the Stanford Center for Health Education, you’ll gain strategies to support the self-care of the teams you lead and colleagues you influence, while also focusing on your own well-being and personal resilience. With this dual approach, you’ll explore the reciprocal relationship between a ‘healthy you’ and ‘healthy teams’ as you unpack the science and practical examples of self-care. With an understanding of how essential physical health practices are for stress and energy management, you’ll gain the tools and techniques to encourage the well-being of self and others. The course uses self-reflection, goal setting, and global case studies to guide you as you define your wellness priorities, and build resilience for a fast-paced and complex working world.
1 Wrike (Nd). Accessed September 23, 2020.
About the certificate
Study wellness and stress management, and earn an official certificate of completion from Stanford Center for Health Education.
Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.
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This online short course is for you if you want to:
- Invest in your well-being and resilience as an individual to better manage your personal and professional life.
- Improve your understanding of the effects of stress and wellness on your team, and enhance your leadership skills as a people manager.
- Enhance your professional offering and effectiveness as a healthcare and wellness professional.
You’ll walk away with:
- An action plan for managing energy levels, mitigating stress and sustaining wellness and resilience — both personally and professionally.
- Tools and strategies to enhance personal and team well-being, with the ability to foster a psychologically safe culture and a sense of community.
- An understanding of the key principles that facilitate an optimal work-life balance, and improve workplace productivity and impact.
- Leadership insight and skills to prevent employee burnout, overcome cognitive biases and tackle mental health challenges at work.
- Module 1: Healthy you, healthy teams
Discover how self-care can improve workplace productivity and impact.
- Module 2: Daily habits as a foundation for resilience
Learn about the physical requirements for sustaining energy.
- Module 3: Team connection and meaningful contributions
Understand the importance of team health and fulfillment.
- Module 4: Overcoming cognitive biases and developing empathy
Learn how to change unhelpful patterns of thinking.
- Module 5: Managing stress and mental health
Learn how to manage the emotional factors of stress and mental health.
- Module 6: Sustaining well-being and resilience
Discover how individual and team wellness can be sustained.
Please note that module titles and their contents are subject to change during course development.
Manage your time
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each module, you'll be presented with the course content and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Adviser who will help you manage your time, and support you with any administrative or technical queries you might have.
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