Get a University Degree in Positive Psychology in German

willibald_ruch_2People often approach me to ask where they can study Positive Psychology in German and get an “official” degree from a University, not from a private institution. Last week at a research conference, I ran into Prof. Willibald Ruch from UZH | Zurich University, who´s among the “big shots” in the field with respect to all things (VIA) character strengths. He´s worked directly with the late Christopher Peterson on some papers.

Willi made me aware of a 2-semester course on Positive Psychology they run at UZH. You can find out everything (in German) via this site. Please note this is a course for professionals, so you already need to have a master´s degree in psychology or a related field to be admitted.

Get Your “Meaningful May” Calendar from Action for Happiness now

Another month, another beautifully crafted calendar by our friends from Action for Happiness, full of suggestions for a happier and more meaningful life – based on Positive Psychology. You can download a version in high-resolution here.

Meaningful May | Action for Happiness

 

Keynote on Relational Energy in Organizations | Helsinki

Today, I´ve delivered a keynote on Relational Energy in organization at a large coaching conference in Helsinki, Finland. You can find the charts to my presentation here. Addtionally, Nina Karlson has created this beautiful graphic recording:Nico_Coaching_to_SuccessThe evening before the event, I had the great honor to go out for dinner with Esa Saarinen (and his wife), one of my heros from academia. Esa is a kind of celebrity in Finland – but more important, a generous and awesome human being. You can find out more about his work here.

Nico Rose | Esa Saarinen | Helsinki

 

Marty Seligman´s Memoir “The Hope Circuit” is out now!

Hope_CircuitThe “Spiritus Rector” of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman, has authored his autobiography. It´s called The Hope Circuit and was published with the imprint Public Affairs. I was able to read an early draft and can say it´s a fasninating read – not only for people interested in Positive Psychology, but also in psychology and science in general.

Scott Barry Kaufman, a former co-worker at the Penn Positive Psychology Center has written a candid and extensive review for Scientific American. Enjoy!

Competing with Skills, Winning with Confidence

Nico Rose | Sebastian Thrun | Udacity IntersectThis was the motto of the panel discussion I participated in during the morning session of Udacity Intersect 2018. The panel was hosted by Kathleen Mullaney, VP of Careers at Udacity. The other panelists were:

  • Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Atlassian;
  • Aline Lerner, Co-Founder & CEO, interviewing.io;
  • Chapman Snowden, CEO of Travr.se.

We covered questions such as:

  • How to project confidence during a job interview?
  • How to successfully apply when you have non-linear CV?
  • How to approach continuous learning in the ever-changing tech sector?

The panel (as well as all the other keynotes and panels) can be found on YouTube.

Nico Rose | Udacity Intersect