Talk Description: What is the good life? And what makes work-life worth living? Exploring possible answers, we use positive psychology theory as a lens to zoom in on work and life in Denmark. The Scandinavian country that constantly ranks amongst the happiest countries in the world. In addition, we will explore why and how to promote “arbejdsglæde”, a Danish word for happiness at work. Awarded for nearly two decades to be one of the best small to medium sized companies to work for in Denmark and in Europe, we will use the Danish bank Middelfart Sparekasse as our case.
Presenter Bio: Gitte Vonsild has a Master’s in Positive Psychology, minor in Psychology. M.Sc. in Economics from Copenhagen University. Gitte Vonsild is specialized in the field of Applied Positive Psychology and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute, CTI. International leadership background as CFO 1997-2005 at Darguner Brauerei GmbH in Germany, a subsidiary of Harboe Group; an international beverage producer with facilities in Denmark, the Baltics, and Germany. Self-employed coach and workshop leader since 2005, and lecturer on Coaching & Counseling, Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology coaching, change theory, and stress management at Metropolitan University College, 2008-2012. With DIS since 2011 teaching the courses Positive Psychology, Positive Organizational Psychology, and The Happiness Lab.
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Co-sponsored by: The Roukema Center for International Education, DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia, the George T. Potter Library, and the Ramapo Provost Office.