Workshop: Becoming More Engaged & Effective          

Course ID - CTD0742c

Short Title: Engaged & Effective   

 Audience     All Employees
Length of Workshop:        4 hours 

In order to present the skills and principles of Positive Psychology in a way in which staff can effectively utilize what they have learned in their day-to-day functioning, CT&D is offering a two year curriculum of seven training modules, each four hours in length. This is the first module in the series which will be a prerequisite for the other six. This initial offering will be an overview of the field of positive psychology with an emphasis on the fundamental cognitive skills needed to benefit from the remaining modules.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the guiding principles of positive psychology and their relation to optimal functioning 
  • Describe the nature of paradigms and their influence on perceived reality and stress
  • Utilize a basic strategy for increasing self-awareness
  • Distinguish between an internal vs. external locus of control in thoughts, language and behavior
  • Utilize a basic strategy for cognitively restructuring ineffective thought patterns to increase optimism


Dates of Workshop

Reference #

Delivery Format

Meeting Days/Time



10/05/12 743011 F2F Friday
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Kendall/6103 Dominic Brucato
Juan Abascal
11/02/12 743012 F2F Friday
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Wolfson/3404-8 Dominic Brucato
Juan Abascal


Registration information
Course ID: CTD0742c 
Course Title: Engaged & Effective
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.