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Managing Stress in the Workplace

Enhanced team performance and improved work-life balance rely largely on proper management of stress. Leaders, managers and supervisors must cultivate an environment of communication and trust to promote awareness, adaptation, communication climate, personal accountability, and resilience. We’ll challenge the work-life balance concept and discuss factors that influence wellness and organizational goal achievement; we’ll also practice evidence-based stress management tactics grounded in organizational behavior and neuroscience research while creating an action plan for both personal and professional development.

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Explain the nature of stress
  • Describe factors that influence achieving work-life balance
  • Discuss the role and importance of communication and trust
  • Apply an appropriate approach to a stressful situation
  • Practice stress management tactics, tools and techniques to adopt and practice
  • Create an action plan for personal and professional development

Course Content


Lesson 1 Workplace Stress and Work-Life Balance

  • Identifying sources of stress in the workplace
  • Defining work-life balance

Lesson 2: Communication That Leads to Trust
  • Learning the value of acknowledging one’s self, supporting co-workers, and nurturing conditions for increasing performance
  • Building environmental awareness, adaptation skills, personal accountability, and resilience

Lesson 3: Stress Management
  • Identifying the tools of stress management
  • Exploring organizational behavior and neuroscience research on stress
  • Applying the techniques of stress management

Lesson 4: Action Planning
  • Techniques for developing stress reduction habits
  • Tips for applying what you learned about stress management in this class to your workplace