Seattle, WA

Course credits: 1.0
Course contact hours: 10
Seats available: 29
Instructor(s): Molly Cox

Class description

Fostering Positive Psychological Capital & Emotional Effectiveness

People, and how they feel about their work, can have a very significant impact on how they emotionally engage in the workplace each and every day. 

Today’s safety leaders need to understand stress, and emotions in the workplace in order to design a healthy work environment for the 21st century. This course will provide opportunities to examine, explore, and practice positive approaches for increasing individual and group levels of motivation, inclusivity and emotional effectiveness with the ultimate goal of fostering a safe work environment. 

Past participants have shared the importance of learning about psychological capital, hope, efficacy, resiliency and optimism, as a resource in themselves and in others, in order to prepare the people they lead to effectively cope with stress and to effectively manage their emotions. 

Participants will complete an online self-survey to discover what constitutes their positive psychological strengths and potential areas for development.


This course serves as an elective course for individuals enrolling in the joint UW DEOHS CE/OHWC Total Worker Health Certificate Program. Individuals not seeking the TWH Certificate may enroll and attend the course as a standalone.

October 25, 2024  8:00am-5:00pm Pacific Time

This is an 8 hour in-person course plus an additional 2 hours of personal development assessments and coursework.

In-person at the University of Washington, Seattle at the Roosevelt Building: 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98105

About the Instructor:

Molly Breysse Cox, MA, PhD, University of Washington Foster School of Business, Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking (CLST)

Dr. Breysse Cox has over 25 years of change management work experience with Fortune 500 companies. This includes leadership positions in IT, Operations, Customer Service, Product Management, and Marketing. She joined the CLST team in 2014 as a Leadership Development Coach and Instructor for MGMT 300 in the UW Foster School of Business. Dr. Breysse Cox has experience in transformational change projects, including designing and deploying new technology, organizational change, and leadership development. Her work is focused on fostering safety and psychological safety in education and the workplace. In addition, she was chosen in 2008 as the recipient of Women in Technology International’s Leadership Award for leadership in support of women in IT.

Featured Content Advisor: Bruce Avolio, Executive Director of CLST, UW Foster School of Business; Professor of Management, Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership.

Cancellation Policy

In the event you cannot attend a course you have registered for, there are a few options -- you can either cancel your registration, transfer your registration to another course or send a substitute in your place.

If you choose to cancel, we must receive your cancellation in writing (mail, fax, or email) with at least 1 week notice. Refunds will be issued, minus a $100 cancellation fee. If you do not cancel or are a no-show for the course, your tuition fees are forfeited.

If you choose to transfer your registration, please state the course you are transferring out of, the course you are transferring into, and the reason for the transfer. Transferring to another course is granted only twice per course registration. If you are unable to attend the course after the second transfer, the above cancellation fees and policy applies.

Course location

Roosevelt Building - University of Washington
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Directions & info

FROM Interstate 5 Northbound/Southbound:
Exit at NE 45th Street. Turn East onto NE 45th Street toward the University of Washington campus. Proceed approximately two blocks until you reach Roosevelt Way NE. Turn right onto Roosevelt Way NE (one way heading south) and travel to the Roosevelt Building, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE. The Roosevelt Building is located on the west side of the road, immediately south of the UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic, and across the street from the University Inn.   

FROM Interstate 90 or Highway 520 Westbound:
Take the Interstate 5 North Exit, and proceed north to the NE 45th Street exit.  See directions above.

Pay lot parking is available in the Sound parking garage located immediately south of the Roosevelt Building entrance.

There are several hotels within walking distance of the Roosevelt Building that offer discount rates to guests of the University of Washington. Please mention you are a guest at booking to see if the discount rate is available.

University Inn

Watertown Hotel

The Graduate Hotel

PDF of Directions and Accommodations

Other dates and locations

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